After a long hiatus from pepper growing, i'm back. Name's Casey. Now that I am a homeowner I am going to go full retard on pepper growing. Built a 4x8 raised bed 3 feet deep. Used 1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss, and 1/3 top soil from ace hardware in bags. the lumber and dirt mix total was north of $1K all said and done. but, it's worth it.