Filling raised beds with the perfect soil can get pretty expensive. Kevin Espiritu from @Epicgardening is here to help you do it for cheap using Espoma Organic Raised Bed Mix and a variation of the hugelkultur method
While filling raised beds can be expensive, there is a way to fill a garden bed on the cheap. Make use of any existing organic matter on your property (sticks, logs, brush, grass clippings, unfinished compost, etc.) to fill the bottom half of your bed, then fill the remainder with a high-quality soil mix like Espoma Organic Raised Bed Mix.
This method is particularly useful when growing in TALL (18″+) beds, as you don’t need the perfect soil mix all the way down. Over time, the fill material will break down and become food for bacteria, fungi, and other soil life and turn into high-quality soil for your garden over the years.