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Perennial Blend

Large Container & Raised Bed Mix

Coarser than our potting mixes, this blend is formulated for organic growing in raised beds and large containers. Perennial Blend is particularly suitable for woody plants, shrubs, and herbs, and also performs well in vegetable and flower beds.

This is the mix we recommend if you need a complete soil to fill a raised bed.


Blended from: manure compost; bark; crushed, washed screened granite/basalt blend; sphagnum peat moss; coconut coir; vermiculite; kelp; blood meal; gypsum; bone meal. 


  • Perennials
  • Large containers
  • Raised beds
  • Vegetable mulching
  • New bed preparation

Best Practices

Prep For Use

No prep necessary. Keep moist in beds, planters, and containers for best performance.


Avoid drastic changes in moisture/saturation. Store undercover, out of direct sunlight. Protect from weed seed, petroleum products, and other contaminants.

Supplemental Fertility

Usually, no additional fertility is required. If roots have filled the container and fertility is needed, top-dress with Compost Plus and water-in. Raised beds can be annually amended with Manure Compost or Compost Plus.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store in a neutral environment which encourages moisture retention and protects from UV light. For optimal performance of living soil we suggest using it within 6-9 months from date of purchase, although it may perform adequately for up to 12 months. For more detailed information, please refer to our article on storage and handling. 

Unit LBS Per Bag Bags Per Pallet Yards Per Pallet LBS Per Yard Total Weight With Pallet
1 Cubic Yard N/A N/A N/A 900 N/A
2 Yard Sling 1800 1 2 900 1850
40 Quart Bags 45 40 2 900 1850
20 Quart Bags 22.5 80 2 900 1850
6 Quart Bags 6.6 270 2 900


“We filled 4 big raised beds with Vermont Compost Perennial Blend. The delivery was right on time and as expected, and the soil is of excellent quality. The soil holds onto moisture well, and our plants are getting HUGE!”

-Abbey David, Farm Educator, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia, PA