Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 42
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 foreignangel Worst year ever
Thought it was time to replenish my veggie garden soil this year. Added several pallets of this mix according to the proper amount for the size of my garden. This is the worst my garden has ever done. Tomatoes aren't even half the size I normally have and have not yet flowered. Half of my other vegetables have died. I usually bring in a ton of pole beans July-the first frost and they haven't even started to climb the trellis. I have wasted so much money on seed and soil this year. Its a total loss. Going to be researching other fertilizer methods for next year.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Diva56 Poor results in pots and tomatoe plant dying in raised bed
An organic soil should be able to be used in both inground and in pots. What are you hiding in it that has killed my pepper plants?
July 4, 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 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