Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 198
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 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 Vickie127 excellent results
I have a very small garden patch. However, I purchased enough of the garden soil to intermix with my existing soil hoping to improve the vegetable results. The plants grew much larger than I ever expected and produced more vegetables than I expected. I ended up canning and freezing a lot. Great product!!! Got some again to put into another garden patch this year.
May 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lexyshley Bugs
I purchased several bags of this soul from Home Depot for a school garden. It's a very strange material. There are a lot of wood pieces in it. We have gnats or soil bugs flying all around the bags and the classroom. Sad to say but a lot of our seeds have not and will not germinate. My co worker bought the same soil at a different Home Depot and her soil appears to be much better quality than mine. She could not believe in that we had the exact same product.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WickedMike this product is gives our plants a great start
Mirclegro garden soil is a great product for our vegetables. We do containerized growing of many varieties of peppers(mostly HOT!) here in Florida. Because the ground soil is almost nonexistent and it sits on coral rock, peppers don't want to grow there. Container growing with Miraclegro is the way to go! Although our growing season is Fall through early Spring, can actually grow and produce into the summer, which is pretty tough here.
April 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Herman Small flies in the soil
I used several 2 cf bags of garden soil last year and I noticed many small flies coming out of the soil. I thought they were coming from somewhere else until I planted seeds in soil from the same bag this year and saw the same flies. I threw the bag out because I did not want to contaminate all my plants.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phill Just bad
I should have learned my lesson last year. Had bad experience with this product last year but decided to give it a second chance. Bought the product from a different store. Bought different sized bags at different times. Final result bags that reeked of mold and mildew had mushrooms,mold and other junk growing inside didn't matter what size or when I bought it every bag was the same. opened every bag and left in the sun some for weeks to dry out and kill the mildew and fungus stuff still smelled really bad and Sprayed it with insecticide after opening just in case after problems with spider mites in it last year. I wanted to go pesticide free this year but couldn't take the chance after seeing what was already in the bags from the store I should have trusted my gut and bought a different brand. I love my garden but what good is a product that you have to work over before you feel like it MIGHT me safe to put in your garden?This stuff was once really good go to stuff very disappointed.
April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elise9 This product has great results!
We used this and our garden never came up so fast and looked so healthy and beautiful! I had my neighbors telling me how beautiful it looked and what a green thumb I must have. I could of lied and just said "thank you", but instead I told them my secret!!! They said they were going to go out and buy some so their gardens will look so good so fast!
April 24, 2015