what is in cheap topsoil ??
I had bought a couple of bags of topsoil a year or 2 back.
I am planting a papaya in my yard, and i am trying to raise the area a few inches becuase papaya do not like wet feet, and living in the New Orleans area, we get a LOT of rain, not to mention we are below sea-level.
So i added 1 50lb bag of sand, 1 40lb bag of compost and mixed it in good with the regular soil.
So now the are is a few inches above the soil level, but the area is still pretty small, and not very high.
FYI... the local soil is very high in fine sand with a little silt, and almost no clay
To do this cheaply, the wall-mart topsoil is like $1.50 a bag
and i already have 2 bags.
and thats just the FIRST papaya plant
Then i cant start on area 2, 3 and 4 :)
(1 more Papaya, 1 guava, and still thinking of what else i want to plant)
So whats in cheap topsoil ?
Does it drain well ?
Does it have any organic material ?
Is anything in it that would hurt my papaya ??