Calochortus from seed - raised bed planting question

George Goldsmith
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:38:10 PDT

One of my options for starting Calochortus seeds this fall is using raised beds.  I have a couple 4 ft. x 8 ft. beds, about 16 in. deep that over the years have had tomatoes, vegetables, and various plants growing in them.  The soil from the yard is mostly clay, with much compost from over the years, remnants of potting soil, commercial garden soil, and some leftover U. C. Davis mix.   Will either the odd soil mix, or traces from whatever plants that have been growing there, make it risky to start calochortus seeds in these beds?  I was planning to plant C. catalinae and C. weedii var. intermedius.  I have limited space and thought this might be a good use of the area.

Thanks in advance for whatever guidance might be provided.

George Goldsmith
Diamond Bar, CA
USDA Hardiness Zone 10a; Sunset Climate Zone 19
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