Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 71
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Inspirz Avoid at all cost
I bought 8 bags of this stuff cause it was cheap and also cause i figured soil is soil, plant it, use Miracle Grow and it will grow but I was SO wrong. I should have followed my gut instinct after the 1st bag because as I was dumping this stuff I was thinking man, this isn't the kind of soil my dad used back in the days. it's not black and fine it's really woody and almost like mulch with big wood pieces. Anyway, make a long story shot my Gebera daisies are on death's doorsteps and pretty much everything is drooping except my fruit trees.
Anyway, I spoke to my landscaper/gardener where did I mess up and he said it's not you, the soil I used is bad and that if I had spoken to him earlier he would have warned me against buying it. Now, the argument Kellog's makes is it's supposed to be mixed with native soil and such but I'm thinking you market this has soil and promote it as organic and et cetera but it has to be mixed?
Sigh, don't buy this stuff, spend a little extra and get something quality.
July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bobster Worst "Soil" EVER
I'm absolutely disgusted with this product. I purchased about 45 bags of this Kellogg brand to fill a 10X20 garden area - because I felt it was important to support locally made and a family owned business. This is one of, if not the absolute worst soil I have every purchased in all my years of gardening. It is made up almost entirely of wood chips, some wood pieces are so big, they’re actually considered twigs and had to be removed and tossed in the trash. I started all the plants in pots using Miracle Grow and they were all lush and rich green and really looked great when I transplanted them into the garden when the weather permitted. Unlike every other year, where I used a brand like Miracle Grow in the garden and everything grew great, this year nothing is growing and/or dying within weeks of transplanting. The photos I’ve included are of my actual garden as of today's posting date of 3/13/2016. This year I only used the Kellogg brand of so-called organic soil and I’ve added absolutely ZERO mulch and as you can clearly see by the pictures, their soil is nothing but wood chips and very little actual soil. Within two weeks of transplanting, nearly 75% of the garden has died and the plants that are still alive are barely hanging on and I expect them to be dead within the week. I've never had an issue like this with a garden before and I care for each plant according to the seed manufacturer. That said, not one plant has grown even 1/10th of an inch since the day they were transplanted over a month ago and the plants that are still alive are all yellow and dying. I will now have to dig a majority of this garbage out and replace it with real soil and can only hope of having a garden this year by starting one now. Stay away from this brand; it's the absolutely worst so-called soil ever.
March 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PerturbedPetunia The WORST!!!
We bought this terrible product this year for some of our outdoor planters and all I can say is don't buy it! The planters that had some leftover miracle grow potting mix from last year are doing fantastic. The ones with this were struggling to make it. Finally went and bought new mix to replant them in and guess what they are starting to take off. Mushrooms sprouted in this awful stuff. Don't buy it. Think you are saving money? Nope you are wasting it on this.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joe My garden loves it!
Yes there is more wood chips than I would like but i used this soil for my garden last year and my plants came on strong. My tomatoes were thriving throughout most of the year, chili plants loved it, cantaloupe, zucchini, sunflowers, and even my corn. I agree with most of the reviewers about too much wood/bark but i tried it anyway and it turns out the plants loved it. I started doing my own compost so I no longer need to keep adding but I wouldn't mind buying it again. the quantity for the price you cant really complain. Give it a try people, if you dont like it your out of $8 bucks, big deal.
June 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AngryGardener WORST Product Ever!!
This is NOT garden soil. At best this is sub-par mulch. We bought 30 bags of this junk, tilled it into our existing raised garden beds and planted "everything" the following week. The best we grew were a FEW seed leaves which promptly died the following day. We re-planted and still nothing. Actually this product could be used as Agent Orange as NOTHING will grow in this ghastly product. We will be removing all of the TAINTED dirt from our gardens and replacing as this product can not be trusted to produce anything in a garden setting. My real concern is with Home Depot - why would they continue to sell this totally inferior product after looking at all of the negative reviews? Get this off the shelf Home Depot !!!!!!!!!! We regret the purchase to say the least. Cost us a whole growing and canning season.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucky I love this stuff
It is small wood chips, similar to bark mulch but smaller chips for the most part. I plant everything in it, with and without added soil. I wouldn't recommend starting seeds in it, but bulbs, starts and bare roots do great in it. I also mix it in my gardens when transplanting to ensure the soil is loose and drains well.
June 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MIKE THIS STUFF IS JUNK!!!
THIS IS NOT SOIL AT ALL!!! I HAVE MY STRAWBERRY PLANTS IN THIS BECAUSE IT CLAIMS TO BE SOIL AND EVERYTHING IS DYING . THE OTHER PLANTS THAT ARE IN MIRACLE GROW ARE KICKING BUTT AND GROWING LIKE CRAZY! SO TOMORROW I'M GOING TO DUMP THIS JUNK SOIL OUT OF MY BEDS AND REPLACE IT WITH MIRACLE GROW. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY!!! I BOUGHT AND USED 13 BAGS OF THIS STUFF. I SHOULD HAVE READ THE REVIEWS PRIOR TO BUYING THIS PRODUCT. FUNNY PART IS THE KELLOGG SOIL COMPANY IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM HOME DEPOT. I WISH I STILL HAD THE BAGS OR I'D TAKE THEM BACK TO KELLOGG DIRECTLY!!! JUST BECAUSE YOU GET MORE CU. FT. FOR THE BUCK DOESN'T MEAN IT'S WORTH IT. LESSON LEARNED ALWAYS READ THE REVIEWS FIRST!!!
May 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richyrich don't buy this junk
Since the bag stated it is garden soil and I had no native soil [raised beds] I thought I could plant in this mixed with a bag of their potting mix.It cost me a season of no vegetables.All of the plants died ,now I don't know what to do with this garbage.I wish I could bag it up and send it back to them.
July 5, 2016