Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Orchidlover Felt like dirt more than bark
Apparently Home Depot doesn't carry Better Gro orchid bark in store anymore no I was "forced " to get this one. It's consistency is sub par compared to other bark, more like a mix of dirt and very small pieces of bark. I thought fungus gnats form my own plants got in it, but based on other reviews maybe not? Granted, I think the first orchids I repotted at work haven't had any so far. (1st month)... But there are larvae and flies in mine too.
September 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PamZ Do not use this potting mix!!!
Do not use this potting mix!!! I carefully read directions and followed all steps to replant my orchid (that I had since January) and In less than 2 days it completely killed my orchid.
Wish I could give it no stars.
August 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ChicagoNative Bags Full of Small Flies
Purchased four bags of this product at Chicago Home Depot on North Ave. Every bag was full of countless small flies -- had to throw all four bags out. If you want to re-pot orchids, do not use this product!
August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappycustomer16 I regret that didn't read the review before purchased it
OMG, tons of white insects jumping and bouncing when I tried to re-pot my orchids. It just grossed me out! It would cost me more than $5 metro card fee to bring it back to store in Manhattan, so I just tossed it out. What a nightmare! NEVER BUY MIRACLE-GROW soil again.
July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cutiedeer I should have read the reviews
All the reviews with the bug infestations in the bag would have been helpful before I bought it. I read the reviews after I brought it home when googling how to repot my 6 orchids. So, I decided to wait a month before opening- maybe it was an issue with fresh bags- and because it took that long for me to get around to doing it... (of course, thinking back, that doesn't make sense- the bags probably sit on the shelves for months, and if other people had a problem with bugs... ) Tonight I opened it, praying there would be no bugs. I immediately was met with five or six flying bugs. awesome. Now I have to return a bag of bugs to the store and hope they take it back, and also scour amazon for a decent orchid mix that can be delivered.
May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pauli Oh no, bugs everywhere!!
I wanted to save my orchid and what do I have after today's visit in Home Depot? A bag full of little bugs.. I saw bad reviews but I have no choice in the store - it was the only one available. This is truly disappointing. I am going to return it!
March 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CJ247 Horrible stuff
This is just rotted bark--not suitable for orchids/
April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ladyvet61 OMG the Gnats!
I purchased this bag for transplanting bromeliad pups, to my horror 2 days later my 2 transplants were overrun with gnats, which came flying out at me each time I watered them. At first I thought it had happened after I transplanted the pups, but the I opened the bag again yesterday, to repot 2 orchid plants, to be met with a cloud of gnats! I will never buy this product again, as here in the southeastern USA we have a hard enough time getting rid of gnats, scitters, etc, let alone using a orchid mix that will absolutely bring them indoors.
October 1, 2015