Organic garden soil for my cucumber raised beds

The foundation of a garden is the soil which is the medium that provides the nutrients, essential minerals, water, that along with the carbon dioxide in the air and sunlight energy that is essential for the growth of plants.

The components and proportions of good soil for raised beds and containers that will grow you beautiful, nutritious vegetable are a combination of 1. quality organic soil (40%), 2. Compost (40%), 3. aeration component (20%) 4. Small proportions of micronutrients (see soil section in Micro-ecosystem page).

I added layers of several inches of bagged organic topsoil, compost, pearlite nutrients and trace minerals to the hugelkultur components (woody debris (fallen leaves and green compost) in my cucumber raised beds as described in the soil section of the section of the micro-eco-system.