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2 cu. ft. All Natural Raised Bed and Potting Mix Premium Outdoor Container Mix

  • For raised beds and large containers
  • Ready to use right from the bag
  • Made with sustainable, organic ingredients
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Product Overview

Kellogg Garden Organics Raised Bed and Potting Mix is specially formulated for raised beds and container gardening. This earthy mix creates a growing environment that is rich and nourishing for the entire plant. It helps to promote growth for vegetables, herbs and flowers that are specifically grown in raised beds or large containers. It provides your plants with natural and organic nutrients that help them get off to a good start. HOW TO USE: Kellogg Garden Organics Raised Bed and Potting Mix is ready to use, it does not need to be mixed with other soils, but if you have your very own special compost mix, you can add it too. Fill the container leaving 3-4 in. from the top and wet the mix thoroughly with water. We recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer when you are preparing the soil for planting. Reapply fertilizer every 5-6 weeks during growing season. Supplement with an organic liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine for the best harvest yield.
  • It looks different - Formulated with organic ingredients like aged wood fines that help promote soil structure and reduced soil compaction.
  • Wet thoroughly before planting.
  • Edibles require nutrient replacement throughout the growing season, so don't forget to use an organic fertilizer at the time of planting and every 5 to 6 weeks thereafter.
  • Plants look sad? Provide a quick Pick-Me-Up of plant nutrients by adding Kellogg's Fish & Kelp Organic Liquid Fertilizer with your regular watering routine and every 2-3 weeks.
  • Use Kellogg's Fish & Kelp Organic Liquid Fertilizer for a quick nutrient boost combined with Kellogg's Granular Organic Fertilizer for a slow-release of nutrients yield the best results.
  • How much water do I need? Water plants when the top 1 in. -2 in. soil surface is dry.
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Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)
2 cu ft
Ideal For Growing
Flowers,Fruits & Vegetables
Organic
Yes
Soil Matter
Organic
Soil Type
Potting

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
Yes

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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Grubs
I filled two new raised beds with this product and let it settle for a few weeks. I went to plant my seedlings and started noticing grubs, many grubs. A garden blog that I follow, others had this problem with Kellogg’s bed mix
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertSep 20, 2021
All Kellogg Garden Organics soils are heated to over 131 degrees for several weeks. This process kills pests, weed seeds and potential pathogens. It is possible transient pests can get into the bag after production, but the occasion is rare. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
    2 people found this helpful
    Waste of time
    I live in Colorado and this is the worst raised bed soil I have ever used. We added a few new raised beds in the spring and filled them with 40 bags of this soil. The plants growing in this soil are all stunted. I usually don't write reviews but wanted to inform others about this junk so they can have a good garden without the stunted growth that I and many other reviewers have for this season. My other garden beds that I used another brand raised bed soil in are growing perfect. Will post a picture of my peppers.
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    Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertSep 15, 2021
    Organic soil mixes tend to have a low NPK. Stunted plant growth is an indication the plants have used up the nutrients in the soil. We like to recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results! KelloggGardenProducts
      3 people found this helpful
      Nothing grows from this soil!!!
      I made a raised bed this summer and filled it with 10 bags of this soil. We transferred several vegetables over that were successfully grown as tall as 2 inches but they just couldn't survived. The only okra plant that I transferred and survived does not look like it's growing. It has been 2 months and it probably grew only an inch. The container at the front that was filled with potting soil from other brand and has 2 okra plants were growing healthy and nice. Look at the difference of these okra plants. The one beside the green stick were transferred 2 months ago and it barely grow. It looks yellowish too. The other 2 in brown box were planted from seed about a month ago and they are now bigger than the one in the raised bed (which contain this soil that doesn't work). I did not just wasted money on this soil, I also don't know what can I do with them since it doesn't grow anything but sitting in the raised bed. I fertilize and has water system hooked up. Time wasted! Money wasted!
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      Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertAug 21, 2021
      Thank you for your feedback. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
        7 people found this helpful
        2021 garden is a bust
        I bought 44 bags of this mix to change my entire garden into self wicking tubs and used extra nutrients. I'm now on my 3 round of plants in and there just barely hanging on. The few original plants that lasted are lanky and not producing. Too much pine in the mix and the fungus grubs are a big issue. I don't think the mix has composted enough as my plants starve and turn woody. I've attached pictures of 4 month old watermelon added from seed and the lanky tomatoes. It's pretty sad.
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        Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertAug 1, 2021
        Self-Wicking planters typically work more effectively with peat-based soil mixes. Our soils mixes have a base of aged wood fines. We believe in using a minimum amount of peat due to the concern around the sustainability of peat bogs. For the plants that are lanky and not producing, this is an indication the plants are not getting the nutrients you have added. Using an organic liquid fertilizer with a self-wicking planter is the most effective method. KelloggGardenProducts
          6 people found this helpful
          Worst soil ever
          Do not buy!!!! Full of wood chips. The fungus on the wood steals all the nitrogen. Therefore, your garden will inundated with mushrooms, and starving plants.
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            13 people found this helpful
            Worst soil ever and has surely ruined countless gardens in 2021!
            This is the worst ‘garden soil’ you can buy. It’s comprised entirely of wood chips/mulch and contains virtually no soil. Repeated watering leads to a densely packed wood chip conglomerate and seeds that should sprout easily in optimal conditions fail to do so. Even in a dry Colorado climate, the soil grows an excessive amount of mushrooms. Any positive review on this product was prior to a recent reformulation or quality control deficiency. Home Depot will inevitably be refunding a lot of people for this bottom tier product.
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            Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertJun 20, 2021
            We use fully composted aged wood fines in our soil mixes for three reasons – Better soil structure with its slightly larger particle size helps air and water penetrate deeper into the soil, allowing for better root development and overall plant health – Excellent food source for beneficial soil microbes which help plants resist pests and disease – A more sustainable resource benefiting the environment. No doubt, it does look different than conventional peat-based soil mixes. We will have someone contact you to get additional information regarding your experience. KelloggGardenProducts
              8 people found this helpful
              Great soil if you know how to use it
              First of all, this is great soil. If you read the nutrient profile you’ll see it’s 0.30% nitrogen, 0.10 phosphate and 0.10 potash. This is expectedly low for almost all soils off the shelf. I like to triple this value by adding compost to it. The best mixes are 50% bagged soil, 30% compost (mixed compost not just manure - you can buy it at any home store), and 20% peatmoss/similar. From reading a lot of the reviews, most people complain about mold in the soil. This is a sign of soil with organic matter and is a good. They also complain about it not growing things, likely because they don’t supplement soil, don’t know what climate/sun their plants like. Every year and throughout the season continue to supplement soil with more compost and organic fertilizers.
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                5 people found this helpful
                Very very dissatisfied..my garden is dying
                For years I've had a very productive garden until this year. We moved from farm life to lake life and I switched to raised gardens. We built three 4 x 8 boxes 11 in deep. Packed the boxes with this soil and was so excited to have a garden. We bought over a pallet and filled them up...planted my garden and found plants grew a little...very little. At this time in the year, i should be picking cucumbers, green beans, and squash..but the cucs have only grown 6 in tall in a month. Green beans from seeds only 4 inches and squash not even 1 foot tall. I am sick! Spent over $400 on the soil and over $100 on plants, fertilizer, seeds. Tomato plants are not growing tall either. Don't waste your money. Get some food top soil and add in fertilizer. My garden season this year is ruined. Urg!!!!
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                Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertJun 15, 2021
                We are sorry to read about your experience. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
                  7 people found this helpful
                  Mushrooms everywhere.
                  The soil is definitely rich and my plants are growing just fine, however, anytime it rains hundreds of mushrooms appear all over the soil. They are supposedly not harmful to plants but if they aren’t removed while still wet they will stick to leaves and stems. My basil is still recovering. This only happens in beds I’ve used this soil in. It’s not the worst thing in the world but it’s annoying. I would not buy this product again just for that reason.
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                    3 people found this helpful
                    Tomatoes are thriving!!
                    Tomatoes are thriving!!
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                    KILLS EVERYTHING!
                    I recently purchased 80 bags of this. My watering was correct. I did everything by the "Organic" guidelines and this soil has killed everything I planted in it. I'm grateful that I return what I haven't used! This stuff is GARBAGE! I wouldn't recommend this to someone I didn't like. Kelloggs... You seriously need to step up your game and make this a good soil, even charge a little more would be fine for decent soil. If not, you just need to bow out and stop producing this GARBAGE!
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                    Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 31, 2021
                    We will have someone contact you to get additional information regarding your experience. KelloggGardenProducts
                      8 people found this helpful
                      A really crappy soil
                      This is my first time using this soil. DONT BUY !!! Not recommended at all. 2 of my raised bed that use this soil turn to be “mushroom garden”. I picked them up every day and the next day, more of them popped up. So i dig all of my plants, put them in pots for the time being and trash the soil out completely. We’ll put miracle grow because my other garden bed that use miracle grow have no issue at all.
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                      Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 27, 2021
                      Gardening with an organic soil mix is different than gardening with a synthetic soil mix. The presence of mushrooms is an indication of too much moisture in the soil. Mushrooms thrive in damp organic matter. We recommend reducing your water application, watering only when the top 1-2 inches are dry. KelloggGardenProducts
                        7 people found this helpful
                        Stunted plants, mushrooms galore
                        I bought 50 dollars of this trash soil to fill a raised bed. I thought paying a little more for organic would be worth it but boy was I wrong. Totally stunted all my plants planted in it - peppers and rare heirloom tomatoes haven't grown an inch in the time they've been planted in this pushing 3 months ago. The leaves are thin and turning purple and black as of the soil is choking the roots. the mushrooms are another thing. I don't mind some mushrooms breaking down soil components like woodchips to create nutrients for my plants but the mushrooms just keep coming, and coming. and coming. I've never had mushrooms in any of my soils beside the odd few from miracle-gro, and now I have an undead army of them. I transplanted a weak tomato seedling that hadn't grown into my ground garden with different soil and placed a more mature tomato in its place in this soil. the mature tomato went sad, limp, thin, and discolored within days. the bottom tier of my garden used a different soil, and those plants are doing perfectly fine. it's incredible, the difference. just don't do it. save your money and save your poor plants.
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                        Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 23, 2021
                        Organic soil mixes tend to have a low NPK. We like to recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results! KelloggGardenProducts
                          5 people found this helpful
                          This has been a terrible year. I have a garden filled with mushrooms. I did not have this issue...
                          This has been a terrible year. I have a garden filled with mushrooms. I did not have this issue last year. I've grown a garden through a rainy season, but I've never had this issue because I used a different brand of soil. I'm fighting to prevent them from completely taking over all of my beds.
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                            4 people found this helpful
                            Soil Killed My Organic Seedlings
                            The soil killed most of my organic seedlings and my peppers are stunted and struggling. There are various negative reviews online about the Kellogg brand stunting growth and/or killing gardener's seedlings. I just recently fell victim to this tragedy and wish I had done a quick google search before purchasing a bag of the potting mix. From what I was reading online, Kellogg claims to be OMRI certified (good for growing organic), but apparently they use municipal sewage in producing its soils... I imagine this is highly toxic to the delicate seedlings because human waste is just about the most polluted "manure" on the planet! Thanks Kellogg! I would probably not believed this as I try to "trust the label," but almost all my seedlings are gone. I have never had issues with other soils in the past and this is quite sad for me because I feel connected to my plants and do not enjoy watching them die. It's also extremely annoying as now I am over a month behind in the growing season! I will never trust the Kellogg brand again! It's probably best to avoid store-bought bagged soil, in general! Here is an excerpt from a website: "...led us to the fact that Kellogg had been using bio-solids, or treated municipal sewage, and possibly industrial runoff or wastewater. This easily explained why the seedlings died when transplanted into the potting soil. " *Source: https://underwoodgardens.com/potting-soils-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/
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                            Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 10, 2021
                            Kellogg does not use biosolids in any of its soil mixes. OMRI and the USDA's National Organic Program strictly prohibit the use of biosolids. Kellogg used approved Class A composted biosolids over ten years ago, but no longer uses them - remaining compliant with USDA NOP guidelines. Organic soil mixes tend to have a low NPK. You mentioned your seedlings were struggling. This is na indication the nutrients have been used up by the plants and need to be replenished. We like to recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results! KelloggGardenProducts
                              6 people found this helpful
                              Worst
                              Crap crap crap crap crap crap crap no soil no dirt nothing but wood chip might as well by mulch
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                              Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 3, 2021
                              Thank you for your feedback. We will have someone contact you to get more information on your experience. KelloggGardenProducts
                                3 people found this helpful
                                Crappy
                                this is the worst soil ever to grow in it kills everything
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                                Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 3, 2021
                                We will have someone contact you to get more information regarding your experience. KelloggGardenProducts
                                  3 people found this helpful
                                  Garbage in the soil
                                  We bought 7 bags of this last month and every bag contained construction materials and trash. Pieces of metal, shredded plastic of all sorts and colors, a dental floss pick, electrical wiring, electrical tape, particle board, and more. Anybody could easily find the trash. Worried about contamination of the vegetables we grow,..The company refunded us the money but people should be warned.
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                                  Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 3, 2021
                                  Finding any foreign debris in our soils is not acceptable. We appreciate you making us aware so we can take corrective measures with suppliers providing this material. KelloggGardenProducts
                                    6 people found this helpful
                                    It works everyone . My Ruellias are blooming in one day . Product is even in my side walk laydown .
                                    It works everyone . My Ruellias are blooming in one day . Product is even in my side walk laydown .
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                                    Mostly Bark and Wood Chips
                                    I purchased 2 bags of this on a recommendation from a Home Depot employee. I opened and dumped most of the first bag into a bed and pots. It was at least 50% bark and wood chips. If you want a filler before adding good soil or potting soil then this is fine, otherwise I'm not having any luck with it and will be taking the other bag back.
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                                    Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertApr 18, 2021
                                    We use aged wood fines in our soil mixes for three reasons – Better soil structure with its slightly larger particle size helps air and water penetrate deeper into the soil, allowing for better root development and overall plant health – Excellent food source for beneficial soil microbes which help plants resist pests and disease – A more sustainable resource benefiting the environment. No doubt, it does look different than conventional peat-based soil mixes, but more closely mimics the forest floor. Remember, organic soil mixes tend to have a lower NPK. We like to recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results! KelloggGardenProducts
                                      3 people found this helpful
                                      Very good looking dirt and reasonable price compared to big name brands
                                      Very good looking dirt and reasonable price compared to big name brands
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                                      Root Mite Infestation
                                      Please avoid buying this raised bed mix. First of all, the quality is absolutely horrible. It’s mostly large wood chips and mulch, not much anything else. In addition to this, at least one of the bags that we opened had root mite infestation. Unfortunately, we did not notice until poured it in our newly set up raised bed. We had to throw away what we already opened and will be returning the rest. Hoping this review will help others avoid our mistake.
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                                      Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertApr 7, 2021
                                      We use aged wood fines in our soil mixes for three reasons – Better soil structure with its slightly larger particle size helps air and water penetrate deeper into the soil, allowing for better root development and overall plant health – Excellent food source for beneficial soil microbes which help plants resist pests and disease – A more sustainable resource benefiting the environment. No doubt, it does look different than conventional peat-based soil mixes, but more closely mimics the forest floor. All Kellogg soils are composted to temperatures over 131 degrees for several weeks. This process kills any potential weed seeds, pests and pathogens. On occasion, pests can find their way into a bag of soil while it is sitting on the ground. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
                                        6 people found this helpful
                                        Kelloggs
                                        Great for seed starting as well. Soil stayed moist. It took 6 bags to fill 2x10x8. And 3 bags for the 2x10x4
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                                          2 people found this helpful
                                          good stuff
                                          good stuff
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                                          I used 2 bags in each of my raised garden. All plants are doing very well.
                                          I used 2 bags in each of my raised garden. All plants are doing very well.
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                                          Not quite the same quality as Natures Care.
                                          We have used the miracle gro natures care organic raised bed soil for the past few years and were very happy with it. Home Depot seems to have replaced it with this brand so we decided to try. No where near the quality. Full of wood chips and I had mushrooms growing within weeks. Plants turned yellow within a month and hardly grew. Definitely needs to be supplemented right away with organic fertilizer. No nutrients in this soil at all. Seeds that ended up on ground did a lot better. See my pictures.
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                                          Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertDec 22, 2020
                                          Thank you for your feedback. We will have someone contact you to get additional information regarding your experience. KelloggGardenProducts
                                            6 people found this helpful
                                            Raised Bed soil
                                            I have used this product now for 3 seasons. I have used it to build my raised garden bed and also for soil amendment each year. I have kept my garden organic all these years. I definitely recommend.
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                                              Consider Another Brand
                                              Found numerous painted wood chips in the "soil" up to over an inch long. Not quite "organic". Not quite "soil". After about a month, 1 cm centipedes showed up that ate the roots of the seedlings that eventually died. This is an isolated garden and our other gardens with other soil did not have the bugs. We are at 9,000-ft elevation and never had centipedes in this arid climate in 30-yrs of living here. So, I doubt it came from an outside source. The eggs must have been viable in the bag.
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                                              Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertOct 15, 2020
                                              Thank you for your feedback. All Kellogg soils are heated to over 131 degrees for several weeks as part of the composting process. This will kill any potential pests, pathogens or weed seeds that may be in the soil mix. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
                                                18 people found this helpful
                                                Killed everything!
                                                I was desperately trying to figure out why for the first year ever my garden did not grow. I had switched to this soil for the first time to save a couple bucks. My vegetable plants never grew to normal height. They were stunted and turned yellow. One grew many leaves but no flowers. Other made bunched flowers and no fruit. All the plants were dwarfed. None produced fruit! But even worse whatever fungus it carried with all the mushrooms in it, it spread! It killed my grass and young fruits trees. It was a huge wasted investment since I bought many bags for the beds and a few for the trees. My whole yard is ruined! Now that I see similar reviews, it is confirmed it was the new soil. Do not buy it. Kellogg’s should take responsibility for destroying my yard.
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                                                Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertSep 25, 2020
                                                Thank you for your feedback. The indicators you mention, stunted growth, yellow leaves, are signs that the plan has used all of the nutrients in the soil and those nutrients need to be replaced. The flowering but no fruit might have to do with the ability of the plants to pollinate adequately. The nutrient depletion is an easy solve. We like to recommend adding an organic granular fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients since these get used up by the plant over time. Edibles for example, are heavy feeders and will not produce a very good crop without adding nutrients through the growing season. Doing so will ensure consistent plant growth and yield. Apply every 5-6 weeks during the growing season. Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine. This provides more immediate, plant-available nutrients. Using these two fertilizers in combination will yield the best results! We will have someone contact you to get additional information to help you. KelloggGardenProducts
                                                  12 people found this helpful
                                                  TRASH in soil!!!
                                                  This is a dangerous product that needs to be taken off the shelves. Everyday I find more and more plastic, glass, and metal. The actual soil is full of wood chips. I bought over $300 worth of this product to fill new raised beds for an organic vegetable garden. I would have never done so if I knew the quality of this stuff.
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                                                  Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertSep 17, 2020
                                                  Finding foreign material in any of our soils is not acceptable. We will have someone contact you to get more information. KelloggGardenProducts
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