Just had first garden last year. Made raised beds and bought some soil in Palmer. Need a whole lot more soil and beds this year.
First, concerning soil: anyone know where I can get good soil in the aforementioned area? Willing to pay a little but would rather find for free if possible. Willing to shovel free soil into my pickup and trailer. Anything I need to add to the soil to make it "fertile" or is it ready to plant? I am going to have plenty of compost ready, will that be all I need?
Also will consider getting soil on my way back and forth to ANC if I can't get near my place. Any suggestions???
Second, concerning raised beds: how deep do they need to be? I was thinking about 6-12 inches......I dunno.....I guess the deeper the better. Is there a min. depth??? What does everyone find is the best way to make all the siding with for the beds?
Any help much appreciated.