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how much soil do i need and what kind

please help me as i have trouble growing house plants lol. I have builted 2 flower boxes one is 11ft 7in the other is 16 ft . i have no idea what kind or soil to purchase and even less as to how much i will need. i plan to grow flowers this yr but want to plant veggies in the 16ft one next yr does any one have even a guess about what kind of soil i need and how much i would welcome any suggestions.

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Location: Maryland zone 7

Hi Msvilla,

If you are going to be growing veggies then I would suggest you purchase a mix of screened topsoil and compost. The best mix would be 60% topsoil and 40% compost. Then you could plant anything you like!

By the way, how deep and wide are your planters?


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