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WONDER SOIL 2-1/2 cu. ft. Premium Expand and Plant Complete Mix Coco Cube
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WONDER SOIL

2-1/2 cu. ft. Premium Expand and Plant Complete Mix Coco Cube

$22.40 /each

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This 11 lb. cube expands instantly to 2-1/2 cu. ft. with hydration. Wonder Soil's Premium Expand and Plant Cube is a complete professional planting mix with coconut coir, worm castings, nutrients, and water-saving polymers for all gardening. Promotes lush vigorous growth while providing aeration and drainage. Saves: water, space, time, and money.

  • Expands to 2-1/2 cu. ft.
  • No fillers
  • Low salts
  • Use indoors and outdoors
  • Non-toxic and pet safe

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Can I use it directly or do I need to mix it with conventional soil?

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August 3, 2015
Is wonder soil a top soil? Can I use wonder soil directly or do I need to mix it with conventional soil?
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September 22, 2015
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This product is worst than any Top soil I ever bought. I wasted $140 and got bad result on my squash plants.
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August 30, 2015
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I used it directly in my raised garden beds. My veggies grew like crazy..the biggest tomatoes and squash I have ever seen and the Moringa Trees love it too. Flowers were lush and this in hot Arizona! After the growing season is over and the soil is perhaps depleted, I will add new compost for the next go around.
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August 25, 2015
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You can use it directly in planting in containers or pots.
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August 4, 2015
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Wonder soil is complete as is. No need to mix with a thing else. I used it in my Earthboxes without added nutrients and all the vegetable plants grew to a huge size. I would not say that this Wonder soil block is a top soil, although you could use it as such. I use it as as a complete soil medium in my Earthboxes.
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August 3, 2015
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Yes, this product can be used on its own without additional soil being added.
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what is expand and plant cube used for?

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January 8, 2016
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I use it as an easy way to get a large amount of potting soil. It comes as a very dense and solid block that you have to re-hydrate. When you re-hydrate it, it expands into a couple cubic feet of potting soil (so be sure to re-hydrate it in a big tub). After it is re-hydrated, you can use it just like any other potting soil.
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I used it as a growing medium in my raised garden beds this spring and summer. It is like black gold...beautiful and the plants love it.
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August 18, 2015
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You can use it as garden soil or potting mix. 10 lb. cube makes over 2 cubic ft of soil
I use it to plant everything indoors and out.
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I use it For soil in my Earthboxes to grow vegetables. It has all the nutrients already in it the seeds need to get off to a great start. Also, I didn't add anything else to the soil the entire season. My vegetable were outstanding this year.
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I have a Garden Tower 2. It has a soil capacity of 6 cubic feet. How many 11lb bricks of Wondersoil would I need to buy

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When watered, each 11 lb. brick expands to 2.5 cu feet. You'd need 3 of these to fill your Garden Tower 2, but you may want to add other amendments depending on what you are planting.
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April 28, 2016
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I was able to enlarge the product image. The cube says it can expand to 2.5 cubic feet. I bought 3.
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April 27, 2016
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One bag will expand to 2 1/2 cubic feet.
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Do I need to use compost with this?

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I am planting all new plants in the ground. I was planning to loosed the existing clay-ish soil and was going to add compost. Can I replace the compost with this material?
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WonderSoil is already inoculated with Mycorrhizae that helps plants absorb nutrients, so you could use this coir mix as a substitute for compost if you wish. It also includes worm castings, so bonus! If you have some compost available you can always go ahead and throw some of that in as well depending on your soil ph and what you are planning to grow.
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I would think so. Once it is re-hydrated, the consistency is very similar to compost and should help to loosen your soil. They have added a couple things to it so that it is NOT just coir fiber. You'll see the water-retaining gel pellets, although they are very small. It also has added nutrients which should also help your new plants get a good start. As a different possible idea for you, I recall Read More
I would think so. Once it is re-hydrated, the consistency is very similar to compost and should help to loosen your soil. They have added a couple things to it so that it is NOT just coir fiber. You'll see the water-retaining gel pellets, although they are very small. It also has added nutrients which should also help your new plants get a good start. As a different possible idea for you, I recall reading in the paper about someone who didn't even bother digging their new rhododendrons into their garden because their soil was so hard. They just planted them in hills of potting soil. Read Less
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This already has compost in it..Next season, when the soil is perhaps less nutrient rich, I will add new compost.
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2-1/2 cu. ft. Premium Expand and Plant Complete Mix Coco Cube is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome soil! Our front yard was completely bare. We used these soil cubes as top soil and planted seed. You have to wet the cubes to break the soil up and then spread it out with a dirt rake. Within 4 weeks we have a beautiful lush lawn. This stuff is amazing
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is a very simple and clean way to fill your raised bed garden. I was able to plant my garden in no time and with very little help. My soil was delivered to my door and it is compact enough that I able to lift the little bales of soil to the garden myself. You actually add water and fluff. My seedlings also seem to love this Wonder Soil, they have been in the soil for only one week and it is clear that they are established already!
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seedlings stayed tiny for months in this soil The soil expanded fine when dampened, but I had a very strange experience with seedlings that sprouted and stayed less than an inch high for three months in this soil. These were herb, flower and vegetable seedlings, and they were grown in large containers of this soil. I also planted a few grown plants in smaller pots of this soil, and one seemed to do okay, but the others are just staying alive without growing much. So in the end this soil wasn't worth the slight convenience of the light weight and portability.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG It's the BEST! This is the best soil I have ever, and I mean ever, used in decades of gardening. Great quality materials, and no known problems according to the MSDS sheet. It is a beautiful texture and color compared to so many others I have tried. It is phenomenal in raised beds. I will only buy this for now on. Home Depot execs, are you listening?? How about selling in stores? It would take up a lot less shelf space compared to others in stores. It is much easier to carry too, especially for this older girl.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Coconut Coir mix really holds onto water. I am planting fruit trees here in Phoenix. So I am ... The Coconut Coir mix really holds onto water. I am planting fruit trees here in Phoenix. So I am hoping this product will help retain moisture while also allowing for good drainage in our clay soil. It is easy to rehydrate the block of dry coconut coir and scrap off as much as you want to use. It is very soft and easy to work with.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As promised It hydrated well, and made exactly the right amount of soil. Waiting to see how the veggie garden does!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome soil It is great growing soil and my children loved watching the dirt grow as much as they did the plants!
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from disappointing I wanted to love these cubes but sadly, they are kinda disappointing and a pain. I am an avid vegetable gardener that absolutely hates lugging around bags of compost, so when I read the reviews online for these cubes, I was so excited to try them, despite the price, which I figure is at least triple the cost of bags. Decided to order 5 as a start, just to see how things went, with the hopes of ordering more. Thankfully, that is all I ordered as yes--I was disappointed and will not be ordering more. Here's what I found--these cubes do expand when water is added, but to maybe just 3 times the initial size at max. Certainly not the 2 1/2 cubic feet advertised and certainly not enough to justify the cost. The product itself is of good quality, fairly "pure" and clean, but let me tell you, they take FOREVER to expand from the water. I think each cube took an hour to expand fully as you have to water the cubes somewhat slowly (or the water runs off the cube) and who the heck has that much time to water/watch/supervise each brick watering? OMG. Seriously? I imagine for specific uses, such as container planting on rooftop or something where heavy bags are cumbersome that these cubes are ideal, but for regular gardening from now on, I will opt for bags in the future.
Date published: 2016-04-10
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