Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lorenzo463 Lots of twigs but still good results
I used this stuff, along with topsoil and sheep manure compost from the same company, to fill in my second garden bed. My first bed is filled with a much more expensive product, as I had a bigger budget last summer. Yes, there are a lot of twigs in this product (hardly any rocks in my experience) compared to the premium product, so if you are the kind of person who screens that stuff out, you probably won't be happy. I'm a beginner, maybe I don't know any better, and I figure that the twigs are natural and will break down over time, so I just dumped it into the bed and mixed it in with the existing soil (strangely sandy soil for Colorado- it must have been where they put the cement mixer when they were flipping the house- master gardeners everywhere are probably having heart attacks as they read the description of this garden). But you know what? Four months later, my collard greens are pumping out leaves as fast as we can eat them, I have a tomato plant that is bursting out of its cage and laden with tomatoes, and I have even gotten a few radishes to push their way through the mix and sand. Part of the credit has to go to the steady rains this year and to my keeping to a good feeding schedule, but if this wasn't decent stuff, the garden wouldn't look as good as it does. So if you are on a budget, don't mind some twigs that are going to break down over time, and want a nice soil amendment, this stuff is your product.
July 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Picklesandpie Lots of Rocks and Little Peat
The home and garden centers in my area carry a great deal of permagreen products. I've tried several and found this one like the company's other product to be of the lowest quality. I screen all the bagged soil products regardless of brand because they all contain about 20-25% uncomposted 1/2" or larger wood chips as well as a small amount of plastic, glass, metal and rocks. This product contained a large amount of gravel sized rocks. I screened hundreds of rocks out of the two bags purchased.The company must compost it on a gravel pit. Also there was very little material identifiable as peat. Peat being the material I wanted in the product. The only pro was this product contained a little less plastic debris compared to soil products from scotts or miracle gro. Stick with the national brand products which can be found for cheaper when on sale several times durning the spring/summer.
May 30, 2011