Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 48
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Candy Not really manure, but serviceable compost
Bought a bag in Portland, OR just to see what I was getting (per the other reviews re: variable contents). Mine was perfectly fine compost, very similar to bagged planting compost mixes I've bought in the past. Couldn't smell even a hint of manure, but it's 1/2 to 1/3 the price of planting compost. If you're looking for manure, this won't give it to you, but if you're looking for super-cheap planting compost in Portland, this ain't bad.
August 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon Great Stuff
I bought 20 bags. All were beautiful, rich black, and debris free.
July 17, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CB Just sawdust
No manure. Just sawdust with some moisture. Glad it doesn't has rocks. Glad I only bought one bag. It's from the store in Bellevue, Washington.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Garden1 Terrible product
The bags I got were nothing but sticks and rocks. I used it all in a space I'm going to plant succulents. That was all it was good for. I will never purchase this product again. As stated in one of the reviews, this product may not be consistent from one area of the country to another.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CASDenver Quality depends on where you live
Read the reviews and note which states the "bad" reviews are from. This is not a universal product made at one location and distributed across the country. Here in Colorado manure is available locally from the cattle finishing farms and it is real manure. As you can see the reviews are quite different from California. No one would transport tons of cattle manure across the country to make a $1.50 bag of manure blend. Any available real manure in CA would be used by the farms producing "organic" vegetables and fruit. So they probably bulk-up ("blend") the bag with locally available material, rocks from all of the rock slides. This is just like the "top soil". Here in CO it is largely pine bark, in Florida it is material from local trees and shrubs, north in Ohio & Michigan its real peat. These products are produced locally under contract with the supplier and put in the same bags.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrittRose works perfect
works for me. every one plants different, if my plants are heathly an happy then I'm happy. iv been using it for years, you can use it by its self, or mix it with all types of other soils, this product gets 5 stars from me... thanks
May 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by fred 50% wood chips
this product is 50% wood chips I guess it would be ok for a flower bed .
I wanted to use it as a seed cover for my yard but I don't want a bunch
of wood chips in my yard that will take at least 5 years to decompose
NOT GOOD FOR YARDS
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillSoCAL Has worked for me for years
This is what I use with my vegetables, I rarely have any stones or plastic that others have mentioned. My soil smells like manure for sure, and the soil is more friable. Sometimes I do add some fertilizer for my tomatoes but for everything else, this is all I need. Also, it's one cubic foot so it's easy to handle. So many amendments now are 2 cubic foot and weighs over 30 lbs. This is much easier on the wallet, too.
March 31, 2016