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Post  Anolan on 9/2/2020, 9:30 am

I have a 4X8 raised wicking bed that I filled with the dirt from digging the wicking bed. I have been amending the soil over the years but am now wondering if it is worth the effort to remove and refill with Mel's Mix?


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Post  OhioGardener on 9/2/2020, 10:47 am

Really hard to suggest one way or the other on that, Anolan, and there will be as many opinions as there are people. For me, I have a number of beds that were built before I ever heard of SFG, and they were filled with my own mixture of garden soil, compost, coir, and rock dust. Those beds are still in use, and still very productive, just with different planting techniques. The newer beds are filled with a modified Mel's Mix, and doing equally well. So, I haven't seen a reason replace the soil in the old beds, I just add compost and rock dust to them as needed, the same as I do with the new beds.

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