Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 182
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Markas Must be variation based on location. Excellent product in Delray FL.
I just used this product to repot a houseplant and pot a tomato plant, both to be grown in my enclosed patio. The soil was dark and rich and had the appearance of a top quality potting soil. My one bag was of far hgher quality than what I have purchased as "garden soil" under different brand names in years past. There were a few small twigs, etc. but I looked at this as a positive for drainage and the soil had an excellent texture overall. I felt no need to add vermiculite, perlite, etc. based on my initial observation of this soils density and water holding characteristics given that I will be closely monitoring my few plants. Upon first watering the soil absorbed water nicely and drained excess appropriately into the saucers under my pots. The soil maintained nice moisture in the 24 hours since I first watered. I cannot vouch for how well my plants and tomatoes will turn out or for the fertilization characteristics of this soil yet. I can only assume that there must be some great variation in the suppliers of this product for Miracle Gro based on the horrible reviews, or some serious haters or competitors of this company. I'll add that I have 35 years home gardening experience including some professional guerilla gardening if you get my drift. If you have any doubts about this product just tear open the plastic bag in the store to check it out first. I had low expectations based on past experience with "garden soil". I did not expect it to be as good as far more expensive house plant potting soil, but the product in the bag I took home was superb. No bad odors, no signs of insects, a nice rich dark color and uniform texture and consistency. I've included a couple of pics of my starter tomato plant in this soil to show that it is as described.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2umestone Unbelievable
My cat passed away two weeks ago and I buried him in the back yard along with some flowers using this Miracle Grow for Flowers. Three days later my cat showed up at my door looking very strange. He has not been the same since. I think the Miracle Garden Soil had a lot to do with it. This product works too well.
Sincerely, Jack BeQuik
March 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Karen Purchase
Great deal! Easy to lift because it is in small bags!
July 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy oops bad choice
I thought Miracle Gro was a good brand name so I bought about 8 bags for my new planter box. A few days after planting we started noticing gnats and little winged critters all over the top of the soil. So I googled "gnats in garden bed" and found that Miracle Gro soil is contaminated, "Miracle-Gro Potting Soil and Fungus Gnat Infestations" was the title. The search result was the first one.
Now I have to either dump it and start over or try to exterminate the problem. Will never buy Miracle gro again.
March 17, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Honcho BE CAREFUL: MISLEADING NAME
Be careful. The name "Garden Soil" is misleading. This is not a soil. It is an additive, to be used in addition to soil. It is very effective when used properly by mixing it with actual soil. But it is very ineffective if it is used by itself as a garden soil. Home Depot also carries a StaGreen product which is less expensive, and better quality because it includes perlite, which allows for better drainage, which is especially important in potted plants.
March 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Siva Did not expect this from Miracle Grow!
Extremely disappointed with this purchase. Bought 18 bags on sale and most of them sleeping in my garage, not sure what to do with them. Below are the complaints,
a. Soil contains raw wood which is still not being rotten enough to be a compost. I also found few big pieces of wood.
b. There are other materials found apart from some big pebble stones and wood chunks. Not sure if those are plastic.
c. This is my biggest concern, when I water the soil, the water does seep inside and absorbed, but I see dry dusty soil just like one inch below the place I just watered. Even after soaking the soil, I saw spots of very dry soil underneath. I am very concerned with the tender plantation I have put on there.
Please don't buy this rubbish!
May 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Beaugusto READ THE INGREDIENTS BEFORE YOU BUY
THIS PRODUCT SHOULD NOT BE LISTED AS "GARDEN SOIL" THE INGREDIENTS DO NOT INCLUDE GARDEN OR SOIL IN IT'S DESCRIPTION OF WHAT IS IN THIS BAG.
NUMBER 1 IN THE INSTRUCTIONS TELL YOU TO MIX WITH NATIVE SOIL.
I LIST THIS AS AN AVERAGE VALUE BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT AMMENDMENT TO THE SOIL AND I ONLY PAID $2.00 FOR A BAG.
SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GARDEN SOIL FOR PLANTING YOUR VEGETABLES OR FLOWERS - THIS IS NOT FOR YOU
April 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by namenik PLEASE READ WARRANTY!
After a disappointing experience with this I read the horrid reviews, but noticed the manufacturers' warranty for money back if your not satisfied with your purchase within six months. Take advantage!
April 10, 2014