Supplier of a good soil for my new raised beds

I have got some new andvery large raised beds that I want to use to grow strawberries and veg in. I am looking for a supplier of a good soil that I can use to fill them with. Not too expensive as they are very large! Can anyone recommend soneone they have had experience with?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,005

    I had 25 ton of topsoil from silverton aggregates to fill my raised beds about 18 months ago.
    The topsoil comes from the sugar beet factory and is what is rinsed off the beets, so it's very fine with no stones at all. Quite like flour or sand in texture. But, being so fine, it will easily compact, so you need to mix in plenty of organic stuff. You need to call them for a price, I don't think it's listed on their website

    So I also added 36 x 75L bags of well rotted mushroom compost with farmyard manure from CPA
    https://www.cpa-horticulture.co.uk/compost/farmyard-manure

    I had a very successful harvest last year - and still have plenty of kale, savoy and chard in the ground

    I had another 2 loads of 36 bags of mushroom/manure last year too. Very good stuff indeed.

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  • Thank you. I have had a google of their website and it looks like they are a bit far away for a delivery to me. I am in East Yorkshire

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,005

    You may be ok if you can wait a while..
    https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/proposals-for-new-sugar-plant-in-north-yorkshire-1-8550642  image

    Hopefully a forum member in your neck of the woods will be able to suggest a supplier

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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