Raised Bed Gardens Over 100 sqft
So this year I plan to build around 6-9 4x4 raised beds using 1''x6''x12' cedar boards, and with the few I'm doing root crops in in the spring I'll till an extra 6'' down.
I'm considering what soil mixtures to use in general, seems a lot of people recommend 1/3rd Peat Moss, 1/3rd Vermiculite (or Rock Dust?) and 1/3rd Compost (mixed from various sources). Since its only 6'' high, for the ones I'm not tilling down further, that means .5 cubic feet per 1 sq foot?
I've primarily done container gardening the past 10 years, but finally am able to set up in a yard for some serious veggie gardening.
Looking for advice on soil mixtures, keeping in mind I'll be dealing with a lot of Texas heat and the area I'll be doing these in should have solid sun between 11am and 7pm (not sure if I'll have to break out the shade cloth or not). I also plan to start composting this year so I can have more of my own black gold for next.
Thanks ahead of time! -Syntria/Christina