Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 23
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Johne4 Definetly NOT Potting Soil
This stuff is black clay, it looks and smells like muck dredged out of a lake or pond. This soil (clay) does not drain at all. I would not consider this as top soil either. It may make good adobe blocks however.
July 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CeeKay86 Absolute Garbage.
Absolute Garbage. I usually buy potting soil from ACE and it has done me well, but I just happened to be on Home Depot looking at plants and decided to grab a bag since I was there. When I was spreading the soil into my container I noticed that it was very moist and clumped a lot. There were a few sticks here and there but what I noticed most was the massive amount of rocks. Against my better judgement I decided to just finish the project and see what happens. This soil does not drain at all and has the consistency of clay. My strawberry plants were swimming in water after this morning's rain. I would not purchase this product again nor would I recommend it to anyone. What a waste of time, money and effort. I have attached two photos. One with ACE's potting soil and Earthgro's potting soil.
October 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mikemike Clay-like Trash
This is the worst soil. It's basically clay and garbage.
March 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlueDaneMama Changed formula in 2015
Product WAS perfect for growing potted trees, flowers and vegetables, even as a seed starter for several years. This year's batch is not formulated well in regards to ratios. It's 75% sand,25% clay, which makes it behave as a clay soil, according to an ag bureau. It has a lot of wood product and virtually no perlite.
This is year's vegetables and flowers are dying and the soil is hard.
I hope that the company reformulates this mix to what it used to be. I want a PLAIN potting soil without fertilizer or moisture retainers.
July 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by flowerbox Do Not Use!
I wish I'd thought to read reviews before I purchased 12cf (6 2cf bags) of this horrible product. I thought I'd save some money and it ended up costing me so much more replacing $200.00 worth of plants, plus time, plus new potting soil. I can't believe this is on the market.
So, my bags were basically wood shavings and manure. None of the other stuff that makes the mixture sound alright for potting soil. Maybe they don't mix it up, or I got the bad stuff off the top, or they don't really add in any of the stuff it says it has in it. I will never buy cheap potting soil again and will never buy anything 'Scott's' again because I'm so mad.
June 24, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer TERRIBLE!
I bought this potting soil and when I opened it I was suprised to find it smelled terrible like manure. It was super wet and had no perilite in it like all other potting mixes I have bought. I planted some flowers with it even though I was hesitant. Less then 48 hours later my flowers were showing signs of being burned. I called The Home Depot and the Earth Gro 1-800 # and they all said it was fine. "It smells like that because it is a natural product." I dont believe them and am going to transplant everything into new name brand soil and will return this product. This is a terrible product. I am sure it is manure.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrcharlie Good for general use - consistently good quality
Have used this many times for all types of general potting and gardening needs, good consistent quality at a great price. As a basic general use soil it is great.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GabrielVir Works good
I have a new raised bed where I filled half miracle gro soil and half of earthgro potting soil. I planted cucumbers and lettuce in the earthgro side and they love it so far. They are growing beautifully. My only downside for this soil is that after a week of raining. (I live in Buffalo, NY) mushrooms started to come out where I have the earthgro. The mushrooms aren't the poisonous type I just took them out, but this concern me how much they sterilize this soil. I guess I shouldn't be using for vegetables, but I was trying to be cheap hehe.
June 8, 2013