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Model #649

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3 cu. ft. Raised Bed and Potting Mix Premium Outdoor Container Mix

  • Ready to use, no mixing
  • Made with wood fines, capturing benefits of the forest floor
  • Fertilize at planting and every 4-5 weeks after planting
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Product Overview

Kellogg Garden Organics Raised Bed and Potting Mix is specially formulated for planting annuals and perennials, veggies and herbs in raised beds and container gardens. Ready to use right out of the bag, no mixing required. Added wood fines are a key, sustainable ingredient to this soil mix, mimicking what you find on the forest floor both in the benefits to plants and how it looks compared to conventional peat-based soil mixes. Like the forest, wood fines in the soil - help reduce soil compaction - help retain more moisture allowing for less frequent watering - provide benefits to help with pest and disease resistance. A quick fertilizer charge from poultry manure, worm castings, kelp meal and bat guano give your plants added nutrients at the time of planting. Be sure to add an organic granular fertilizer for continuous feeding through the season for all your flowers and veggies. They need their vitamins.
  • Ready to use - no mixing required
  • Made with wood fines for sustainability, moisture retention, pest and disease resistance
  • Added natural fertilizers: bat guano, poultry manure and kelp meal for a quick nutrient charge at time of planting
  • Perfect for transplants
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • Proven organic - OMRI listed
  • Apply fertilizer at the time of planting
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Specifications

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)
3
Ideal For Growing
Flowers,Fruits & Vegetables
Organic
Yes
Soil Matter
Organic
Soil Type
Potting

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
Yes

Questions & Answers

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What is the light brown-yellow stuff growing in my potting mix?

Asked by Cd July 23, 2020
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I would just throw it out and buy a new, fresh bag. Not worth the chance. I'm no scientist, so I cannot tell you what kind of puke (as you called it) is growing inside that bag.

I see this product has bat guano. Given the Covid-19 / coronavirus awareness around bat-born path...

Asked by Mariah May 8, 2020
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no worries yes its composted and tested

What is the pH of this s oil?

Asked by Lex May 1, 2020
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The pH will range between 5.8 - 7.5.

Is IT GOOD FOR ROSES

Asked by Albert April 25, 2020
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I haven't used this for roses myself but I don't know any reason why it wouldn't.

Given we are seniors, much does a bag weigh?

Asked by SusieQ April 17, 2020
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I have gotten this pack multiple times but never actually weighed it. Not light. I can pick up and move around (in my 40's, moderately active) but it is awkward shape for taking a distance. Wheelbarrow will be your friend. The upsize is there is alot of great dirt packed in this cube

Is this ok for roses?

Asked by Bear27 April 2, 2020
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Not sure.....description on the Home Depot Website might help

I am starting two raised garden beds in Southern California (48x24x30-inch) for vegetables and he...

Asked by Sagaaa March 21, 2020
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for that size bed, you will need 20 cu. ft of soil in each bed. I recommend using 5 bags of Kellogg Garden Organics 3 cu. ft. Raised Bed and Potting Mix Premium Outdoor Container Mix and top it off with 4 bags of steer manure per bed https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-CF-Steer-Manure-Blend-71751185/100619087 I would also add some organic general purpose fertilizer during planting to help your plants grow healthy.

How many cubic feet do I need to cover an area 16x8 ft, 6 inches high?

Asked by Ray March 2, 2020
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1 cubic foot = 1 square foot that is 1 foot deep (1x1x1) (or 12”x12!”x12”) 16’ x 8’ = 128 cf x 6” deep (1/2 a foot) = 64 cf Divide 64cf by 3cf per bag = 21-22 bags

Does this product contain enough vermiculite and peat moss or should I add more

Asked by Bison May 23, 2019
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I was pleased with this product. I liked the texture and the plants seem to do well in it.I am a big fan of compost and adding some extra always a great idea.

How much does 1 bag weigh?! I can’t find it in the information provided.

Asked by VegasGardner May 19, 2019
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I don't know exactly, but it is very heavy. I get a back ache every time I bring one of these home.

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Spores?
I have been happy with this product in past years, but this batch has been a challenge. Same garden bed, same soil mix. 10 or more mushrooms to pull each day. There are mushrooms growing in the lawn only where I tossed a bit of left over soil.
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertAugust 25, 2020
Mushroom spores are in air 24/7. If they land on damp organic matter with the right temperature, they will sprout, even if you move the soil. We recommend allowing the top 1-2 inches of soil dry before watering again to make the soil environment less habitable for the spores. KelloggGardenProducts
blue and green organic plastic?
bought a dozen bags for two raised garden beds, planted seeds in april, nothing aside from one beet has grown more than an inch in 3 months, possibly its difficult to grow in wood chips, nowhere does it say that you need to buy soil amendments, this is marketed as raised bed potting mix, not just filler requiring supplanting with actual healthy soil. hundreds of dollars and a blown growing season suggests, don't buy Kellogg, think of how much produce i could have bought for this wasted garbage wood chip mix. i keep see regurgitated excuses that the nutrients are depleted, where it is fresh out of the bag, so what exactly depleted the nutrients? oh, and i found shredded blue and green plastic pieces throughout the container, the whole enterprise is pretty suspect, save your frustration and buy a better brand.
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertJuly 21, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We will have someone contact you to get additional information. KelloggGardenProducts
I’m not sure this is the best stuff
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It’s quite..Mulchy and had lots of wood chips. Not typical soil that you would plant vegetables in. I took a chance with this and my normal vegetables and herbs that I grow in the same conditions just aren’t growing the same. I think it’s missing something.
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertJune 18, 2020
We recommend mixing in 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
Disappointed, poor results
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Not happy with the mix. I bought 4 bags a month ago and asked my husband to load the raised beds and containers which he did. I regret I did not check the bags before he started I would have them returned. The contents were whitish and moldy and include like half of wood chips. Some soil clumps are almost sprouting with white fungi. I was not able to scoop those out so I added potting soil to the mix and planted my green stuff. The plants have not been doing great so far, they are weaker, lighter, wobblier compared to what I had planted in other brands' soil. I only keep hoping the fungi is not harmful and kind of organic otherwise I contaminated my raised beds. I understand the idea of "forest floor" but this product has too much wood, more like you'd choose for a mulch on top of the actual soil.
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertJune 18, 2020
If you find what looks like white or gray mold inside a newly opened bag of organic soil, don’t be alarmed. It’s actually a good thing! It proves there is life in the soil. Much of the success of your plants depends on the health of the microbial community in the soil they’re planted. During the composting process, we encourage the growth of some beneficial microbial species in our soils. Some of these species are fungi, they help your plants by eating any decaying organic matter and making the nutrients in it available for plants. The white or gray “mold” is a Saprophyte, which is what is naturally found on the forest floor. They play an important part in the ongoing process of decomposition of organic matter – just like in the forest. The presence of saprophytes is an indication of plenty of nutrients which help aid in pest and disease resistance and healthy plant growth. When the moisture content inside a bag of soil becomes higher than normal – perhaps due to a few days of rain – these fungi will gather around the inside layer of the bag. It is not harmful to humans or plants. Once the bag is opened and the soil contents are exposed to sun and air, the saprophytes will disappear. KelloggGardenProducts
I got 6 bags and 2 of the bags had A LOT of orange and white mold in it. Too much to just scrap...
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I got 6 bags and 2 of the bags had A LOT of orange and white mold in it. Too much to just scrape off the bad parts. The other bags seemed to be really good though so I'm giving 3 stars for that.
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Response from Kellogg Garden ExpertMay 27, 2020
If you find what looks like white or gray mold inside a newly opened bag of organic soil, don’t be alarmed. It’s actually a good thing! It proves there is life in the soil. Much of the success of your plants depends on the health of the microbial community in the soil they’re planted. During the composting process, we encourage the growth of some beneficial microbial species in our soils. Some of these species are fungi, they help your plants by eating any decaying organic matter and making the nutrients in it available for plants. The white or gray “mold” is a Saprophyte, which is what is naturally found on the forest floor. They play an important part in the ongoing process of decomposition of organic matter – just like in the forest. The presence of saprophytes is an indication of plenty of nutrients which help aid in pest and disease resistance and healthy plant growth. When the moisture content inside a bag of soil becomes higher than normal – perhaps due to a few days of rain – these fungi will gather around the inside layer of the bag. It is not harmful to humans or plants. Once the bag is opened and the soil contents are exposed to sun and air, the saprophytes will disappear. KelloggGardenProducts
Great potting mix useful in all aspects of the garden. My vegetable plants love it.
Great potting mix useful in all aspects of the garden. My vegetable plants love it.
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Good consistency, good price. Happy plants
Good consistency, good price. Happy plants
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Would buy this over and over again. Very good for veggie garden, potted plants, etc. Highly rec...
Would buy this over and over again. Very good for veggie garden, potted plants, etc. Highly recommend. Good stuff!
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Great product and value for the price. Kellogg rep was very knowledgeable and friendly when we sp...
Great product and value for the price. Kellogg rep was very knowledgeable and friendly when we spoke to him in garden center at Home Depot.
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I’m satisfied with the product even though I did find a few very small plastic things in a couple if the bags, so I don’t think that qualifies as organic.  But I think it does the job and since I don’t have a car I’m really grateful that Home Depot was able to deliver for a small fee.  I bought ten bags and they were sufficient to fill 4 raised beds 4 x 4 (6 inches high) and I still had enough to fill a four 3 gallon containers for miniature roses .  I already planted some carrots, radishes and lettuce since it’s still too early for the summer vegetables, and they already coming up, but starting March 1, there will be tomatoes, peppers and basil seeds in the beds.  Looking forward to that! Next time I order probably will order the 2 cubic ft bag because they are very, very heavy and the delivery man only unloads them close to the delivery truck. I have osteoporosis in my lower back so it was very hard to move them to the back of the garden even though I have a wheel barrel. A learning experience indeed! But seriously, my thanks to Home Depot for making it easier for me to lant my vegetable garden
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