acquiring soil in bulk
I plan to do container gardening in the spring when the weather is warm enough. What is going to kill me the most as far as cost is the soil.
I have 3 earthboxes which is a form of self-watering container gardening. It says for each box you need a 2 cubic foot bag of soil. I have three earthboxes so I need a total of 6 cubic feet of soil.
I also have some containers leftover from last year. I have three or four 10 gallon containers and one 15 gallon container. I know I'll need 27 gallons of soil to fill up
all of the 10 gallon containers, and 14 gallons to fill up
my 15 gallon container.
Currently I have two options. One is to buy the soil in bulk which I believe will be more economical the other
option is to get some dark rich black soil from a dump that's close by.
However I don't know where to buy soil in bulk cause the biggest size bag carried is the 2 cubic foot bags. Can I get bags that are bigger than this? If so, where?
I'm kinda leary of using the soil from the dump, because I'm wondering if it'll be too heavy or dense for container gardening? I also don't know if it'll have all the nutritional needs required for what I plan to grow, which will be veggies.