Alsoils+ Vegetable and Fruit Topsoil is a dark, fine and friable organic-rich blend, full of essential nutrients and minerals that vegetables and fruits need for healthy growth. Whether your crop is above or below ground, our topsoil will ensure you get an excellent tasting vegetable or fruit.
With our fruit and vegetable topsoil, growing your own fresh produce has never been easier. Simply add the topsoil to your raised vegetable beds or fruit beds, mix it in, and you’re ready to start planting. All of our bulk bags are filled to the brim, so you can be sure that you get the best value for money and a high-quality product.
Suitable for: Vegetable patches, allotments, fruit cages and other areas for crops
Screened to: 10mm
Bag size: 0.75m³
Available in: Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Chichester, Waterlooville and other towns and villages within Hampshire and West Sussex
Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil FAQs
What topsoil is best for vegetables and fruit?
Our vegetable and fruit topsoil is produced for the primary use of growing a variety of fruits and veg. Its nutrient-rich nature allows fruits such as apples and vegetables such as potatoes to grow in a healthy and sustainable manner.
How deep should topsoil be for vegetables and fruit plants?
Root vegetables will require between 3-4cm of topsoil, whereas other types of vegetables that grow on top of the ground as well as fruit bushes, they will require between 1-2cm of topsoil.
When should I apply vegetable and fruit topsoil?
Spring and autumn are typically the best times to lay vegetable and fruit topsoil. This is because the ground is warm and rain is more frequent, so you’ll likely see better results for your crops
Can I use vegetable & fruit topsoil for other types of plants?
Vegetable and fruit topsoil is suitable for various other types of plants in raised beds, gardens, vegetable patches or allotments. Its nutrient-rich composition and balanced structure can provide benefits for a range of plants promoting healthy growth and productivity for various gardening projects.
Is vegetable and fruit topsoil suitable for raised beds?
Vegetable and fruit topsoil is well-suited for raised beds, vegetable patches, borders and allotments. Its composition is tailored to cater to the requirements of these planting environments, providing the essential nutrients and structure needed for successful cultivation.
Can I mix fruit and vegetable topsoil with existing garden soil?
Yes, mixing fruit and vegetable topsoil with existing soil can enhance soil fertility, improve drainage and provide the necessary nutrients for productive plant growth. Mixing the two types of soil creates a balanced and enriched planting environment that supports the health and development of your vegetables, fruits and other garden plants.
Can I use vegetable and fruit topsoil for container gardening?
Vegetable and fruit topsoil isn’t intended for potted house plants. However, it’s best for container gardening, where it provides essential nutrients and structure that particularly support plants like vegetables and fruits.
Is vegetable & fruit topsoil pH-adjusted for specific plants?
Vegetable & fruit topsoil doesn’t come pH-adjusted for specific plants. The growth of vegetables and other plants thrives when the soil pH aligns with their specific requirements.
Soil pH affects nutrient availability to plant roots, making it important to either choose plants that suit the soil pH or adjust the soil pH to match a plant’s needs. While vegetable & fruit topsoil provides beneficial nutrients, monitoring and adjusting soil pH if necessary can further optimise plant health and growth.
Our Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil bulk bag deliveries are typically made via a vehicle with a crane offload.
Deliveries will be between 2/5 working days from ordering – unfortunately we are unable to specify a specific time although if you call us, we can usually let you know what day and a rough time to expect your delivery, however due to the nature of our business this cannot be guaranteed and can change at short notice.
Being a local, family-run business we only have the capabilities to deliver topsoil, manure, mulch and other products to areas near our HQ in Hambledon, Hampshire (see our delivery zones page for more information). Please note, we are currently unable to deliver bulk bags of Vegetable & Fruit Topsoil within the Portsmouth Clean Air Zone.