Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jessica Did not meet expectations
Abbreviations: Jungle Growth (JG) & Miracle Gro (MG)
My fiance and did a huge planting operation this summer to compare different planting mediums (JG & MG). We planted 6 tomatoes (3 in each type), 6 cucumbers (3 in each), mini pumpkins (all JG) and carrots (all JG).
We really like the idea of jungle growth but it is very inconvenient to obtain and much more expensive then MG. Even with these annoyances we really wanted JG to outperform MG. JG seems like a much more eco friendly company, and that is very important to us.
Tomatoes: One plant did not thrive at all and had to be replaced. This might have been due to the seed even though all were from the same bag. We had to pull this plant and replaced with a pepper plant. This was done recently so I can't comment on it's growth. The other tomato plant in JG isn't growing as tall as the ones in MG but it is still very big and strong as you can see in the picture.
Cucumbers: Here is where there is a HUGE difference. Definitely do not grow cucumbers in JG. Let me just say again that all seeds were from the same batch and given identical treatments. Take a look in the picture section to see the difference between JG and MG. We are following watering guidelines online and treat both potters the same. We also rotate pots to make sure both get the same amount of sun. No matter what we do we cannot get the JG pot to grow better.
Pumpkins: All were planted in JG and are growing out of control. We do not have a test group for MG though to compare. JG seems to be great for pumpkins.
Carrots: Still to early to tell. Also, no comparison group.
I read the other reviews and we do not have a problem with too much mulch. If anything it would be nice to get a little more mulch so it's not so wet. I recently tried aerating some of the soil and that hasn't made a difference. We ordered 2 of the largest bags of JG and both were the same.
May 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by twig2grow Recent batch contained mostly fresh wood chips/ finely chopped mulch, could be poor quality control or just substituting.
Buyer Beware! Recent batch of this product have mostly fresh wood chips / mulch. I recently bought this product but am so disappointed since it is no longer the mix that I used to buy. I compared the recently received bags with my previous purchase to make sure I got the right item. Yes, they are, but this recent purchase of Jungle Growth Flower/Vegetable Professional Mix contained large amount of fresh finely chopped mulch or woodchips! Smells like mulch too! The color is light brown and not the dark rich color. Tough to say what happened in the production, could be poor quality control or just substituting what they have. I contacted Home Depot and expressed my frustration and I was told to return the remaining unused bags to my local Home Depot store. Will not buy this product again! Too bad, this product used to be of good quality. I often donât give product reviews, but this time I canât help but rate this product âPoorâ. Decomposing mulch or wood chips release gasses that will hurt the plants causing stunted growth or even death.
April 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Jeffro The most god awful potting soil years in a row.
I bought some Jungle Growth a few years ago, and it was a total fail, I swore I would never buy it again, and started buying Miracle Grow, it works fine. This year I sent someone out for soil, and they came back with Jungle Growth. I was so close to taking it back, but thought that maybe I had just gotten unlucky before. All of my plants lost all leaves starting from the bottom until there were only a few leaves left, I decided to transplant the plants to new soil to try and save them. Sure enough they all perked back up after a few weeks. THIS POTTING SOIL SHOULD NOT BE SOLD. BUY IT ONLY IF YOU WANT TO KILL PLANTS.
September 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by Alabamasunflower JM VS MG
Considering Jungle Mix is now owned by MG; the quality of MG is not the same as it was. I am a Master Gardener and living in a rural community it is difficult to find a good potting mix. I do a lot of container gardening programs and have been totally devastated by the results of MG. The large chunks of bark, and other composted material is not conducive to a good potting soil. As I told them that if I wanted mulch I would have purchased mulch!
April 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by mart This is a great soil for potted plants.
This soil is top quality AND part of the Jungle Growth company profit goes to conservation AND it is made in part from recyled products. I like everything about this product and highly recommend it to others.
June 14, 2012