Dirt is often rocky, silky, and void of any beneficial nutrients and microbes that healthy plants need. If you add water to a handful of plain dirt, it will not compact well, if at all. Because of these qualities, dirt does not make a good gardening medium.
Soil, on the other hand, is the perfect gardening medium, as it is rich in nutrients and microbes, and when scooped up in your hand, it will clump or form a loose ball easily - often without water being added. When red-wiggler or earth worms are present in soil, it’s a sign of fertile ground in which to grow plants. Worms will not thrive in dirt.
Premium Topsoil - The Creek Side Premium Topsoil is specially formulated from a select blend of natural soil components to give you all-purpose soil ideal for use in the garden and on lawns.
Ferti-lome Sphagnum Peat Moss is an excellent soil amendment because of its capacity to retain water, aerate the soil and it is completely natural. All of Ferti-lome’s Sphagnum Peat Moss packages carry the OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute) logo, which indicates that they are approved for use in organic production. Completely natural and organic, Sphagnum Peat Moss is the answer to both compact and loose soil conditions. All soils can benefit from the addition of Sphagnum Peat Moss. Sphagnum Peat Moss is also used in compost bins to enhance composition and reduce odor. OMRI listed 95% organic matter it’s the ultimate source of organic matter for all your landscaping projects.
The Ultimate Mix is our all purpose performer mix. Everything necessary to grow most in door and outdoor plants can be found in this great formula. The Ultimate Potting Mix is the mix that will work well for germinating seeds as well as for hanging baskets.
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Compost: Compost is the end product of decaying plant matter and should only be used when it has “cured” - i.e., broken down completely. Compost that has cured will look dark and have a rich, earthy smell. It must show no signs of the previous organic matter that it is made up of. If decaying vegetation is still visible in the compost, it has not yet finished breaking down and the nitrogen level in the compost is too high to safely apply on or around plants. If the compost is used at this point in the breakdown, it will burn and most likely kill plants. Composting times vary depending on methods used to compost, so when in doubt, allow the compost to set longer or test a bit in a small potted plant before amending large quantities of garden soil with compost. Compost should be added yearly to gardens to keep the soil rich with nutrients.
100% Composted Manure - CreekSide Soils Wonder Blend 100% Composted Manure contains fully composted stabilized manure from Minnesota’s most content cows! Wonder Blend 100% Composted Manure by CreekSide is a participant in the United States Compost Council Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program, assuring you of a consistent, high quality product, bag after bag. The benefits of compost to soil and plants are well known and scientifically proven.
Natural Guard Garden Soil is OMRI Listed®. It is made with Canadian Black Peat Moss which is rich with Humates and Fulvic Acids for rapid root growth and holds up to 12 times its weight in water. Also includes Worm Castings and Kelp Meal. Worm Castings is one of nature’s rich estorganic soil amendments. Kelp Meal provides organic plant nutrition for increased garden harvest and beautiful flowers. It’s a perfect solution for raised vegetable and flower beds.
Wiggle Worm Soil Builder 100% Pure Earthworm Castings (Soon to be known as the "World's Greatest Organic Fertilizer") PURE earthworm castings are surely Mother Nature's best kept growing secret. You need only use a small amount in or around your houseplants, vegetables and flowers. The miracles of the earthworm are easily seen in the beautiful growth and yields of your plants.
Seeing is believing!! Try some today and join the fast growing ranks of Wiggle Worm Soil Builder™ believers. You'll be very happy you did!!!
FoxFarm Happy Frog® Potting Soil: Your potted plants deserve the best. Their roots can’t seek out nutrients in the ground, so you have to bring it to them. That’s why Happy Frog® Potting Soil is alive with beneficial microbes and fungi that help break down organic matter and feed the plant roots. Between the earthworm castings, the bat guano, and the aged forest products, your container plants have never felt so good. And don’t worry - Fox Farm uses only the highest quality, premium ingredients - no cheap fillers, no topsoil, no sludge.
FoxFarm Ocean Forest® Potting Soil - Good Things from the Earth and Sea! The ultimate potting soil - everything your plants need, in one bag. Ocean Forest® is a powerhouse blend of premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and sea-going fish and crab meal.
Aged forest products, sandy loam, and sphagnum peat moss give Ocean Forest® its light, aerated texture. Start with Ocean Forest® and watch your plants come alive!