Gimme some soil…


I live in Edgemead and I need to buy soil for raised beds and plants – various herbs, vegetables will go into these beds. Where can I get good quality soil from?


6 Responses to Gimme some soil…

  1. Niall February 1, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Hi Penny

    I’ve just driven along Umhlanga Rocks Drive and there is a big mound of earth and sign that says “Free Soil”. Not sure of its quality and you would need to collect it yourself … but its free 🙂

  2. Noma February 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Hi Penny…I know that this is a very time consuming way to do it but here goes.
    Old newspaper, cardboard, straw, compost , manure etc go a long way to creating a good growing medium.
    You could also throw in a few red triggers for acceleration.

  3. Samantha February 13, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Reliance in Paarl delivers to Cape town. Fantastic compost and soil.

  4. mol-d February 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    @niall, umhlanga rocks might be a little far… 😀

  5. Noma February 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    This should be red wrigglers not triggers.

  6. AD Nel February 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    I looked on OLX and found someone giving away the soil when they dug out the garden to build a pool. Keep in mind this is not topsoil and you would need copius amounts of compost to get it fertile. Start your own compost heap and do small portions at a time. I have made enough soild for 3 2×1 metre raised beds in 6 months.

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