Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 40
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Heavy on wood, light on compost... but still good
For a raised vegetable garden, it's a good base soil for the bulk of the bed (especially if you find it on sale) but I recommend mixing in a nice 1 inch or so of good organic compost. If you can find a blended one made from various manures as well as food waste your vegetables thrive. You may also want to consider adding some peat moss for some added moisture retention.
For those that can't, don't or won't read the bag does include a symbol that will hopefully make you realize this is NOT FOR CONTAINERS.
According to the bag the ingredients vary by location. I'm in Texas so the product available from other locations my vary from my pictures.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by HerbShed More mulch than soil
I purchased 8 bags to fill some new raised beds and was very disappointed to find they all contained what I would consider to be mulch. There were many pieces of wood that exceeded 1" in width. Sad to say, but the utility company"s tree trimmer mulcher created a finer grade. I sifted all 8 bags using a 1" x 1/2" screen and ended up with only about four bags of usable product for the garden beds. The rest went for use as mulch around the berry plants as it wasn't suitable for anything else. Unsifted, those wood pieces would take more than a couple of years to break down to anything usable in the soil. However, would I buy again? Possibly. But only if the berry plants can do with another layer of top mulch as it's too expensive to use just for the pathways. A much better choice is the Organic Choice "Potting Mix" because what is a raised bed but a giant pot. Now THAT product I can recommend.
September 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Plastic scraps
I bought one bag which I'm using in containers anyways even though it states not to. I used a cup to separate the "organic" soil into the containers so I was up close and personal to the soil. I found at least 10 pieces of plastic inside. Some pieces were soft and looked like they were from recycled bags (clear and colored). Some pieces were hard and even had other product logos still visibly printed onto them. Having plastic in the soil does not seem to organic. The next time I went to Home Depot I bought a bag of Vigoro "organic" soil and I had the same issue with finding at least 10 pieces of hard and soft plastic within the soil.
May 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Karen268 Big wood mulch pieces
I bought four bags to amend the soil where I planned to grow carrots, onions, beets. At first glance the soil seemed ok but now that the top layer of dirt has rinsed off, I'm left with a layer of wood chips, some as long as two inches. I noticed another woman from the East coast recently had the same experience, her photos match what I'm seeing. Today I'm going to comb through the soil and try to pick out the wood. Very disappointing, especially from such a well-known brand name.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dsparks Tried several organic gardens soil but feel this is the right one for my garden.
Have enjoyed using this soil in my garden. All my vegetables have been great. Feel this is the right soil for me.
May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tamron "Miracle Gro" Organic Garden soil
Love it!! Knowing that it's organic is even better. I have been using this since it came out. I use it for all my potted plants and in-ground planting. Organic is the way to go, it's less mess, less time spending on fertilizing. Plus you spend less money on "chemical" fertilizers (which are unhealthy for you, children, grand children and animals of all kind) especially if you have a vegetable garden. Just think about chemical fertilizers on your Veggies (or) think about organic matter which is more natural.... "Miracle Gro" Oragnic garden soil is the way to go. Thanks Miracle Gro, for giving us another great product...
September 21, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gardener61 The product is loaded with wood mulch
The bag that I purchased was loaded with chipped up wood and sticks ranging in size from 1-4 inches. The bag indicated organic garden soil, and that is not what was inside the bag. It will take many many years for the wood components to decompose. I am going back to the store from which I purchased this product and will ask for a full refund. I would not recommend this product.
April 2, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gumby Sift , always sift first!
I am an organic guy and I use about 2x3 foot home made sifter with 1/4 mesh steel that can be bought at any hardware store for less than $10 including all necessary lumber, etc. So I use any kind of compost bag that catches my fancy and sift it . I dont discard the coarse part as it is useful as top mulch to retain moisture . Sometimes , I use finer mesh screen for potted plants or transplant starter pots . Now, get an soil auger and a reduced speed electric drill to drill out 3-4 " diameter holes up to a foot deep for corn, bean, tomato, other large vegetable plants then fill with a mixture of sifted compost and original soil either 66/33 or 33/66, or in between depending on whatever up to an inch or two below the surface for easier watering without runoff . You are in business!
April 25, 2013