Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180)

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  • 10 quart bag
  • A general purpose growing medium
  • For indoor and outdoor potted plants
  • Great for flowers, herbs and vegetables


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MIRACLE GROEarthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180)
 
1.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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18%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Value (4)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (7)
  • Bad odor (3)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Looks and feels good.

    all organic well composted, Dark, and moist when I opened the first bag. lots of well rotted mulch. I saw None of the "clay" the first reviewer mentioned....Read complete review

    all organic well composted, Dark, and moist when I opened the first bag. lots of well rotted mulch. I saw None of the "clay" the first reviewer mentioned. Got it for a good price. The thickness of the bag left some to be desired as both 1CU FT bags I got from Walmart had 1" plus holes. Just started my first GrowPot#R# so don't know how well the outcome will be but see no reason to doubt that the EArthgro#R# potting soil will be anything but an excellent choice.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hope I didn't make a mistake

    I used Earthgro potting soil for my very first ever container garden. Needless to say I am extremely nervous after reading all of the reviews from this website and from a big box store...Read complete review

    I used Earthgro potting soil for my very first ever container garden. Needless to say I am extremely nervous after reading all of the reviews from this website and from a big box store site. I am in wait and see mode now. I planted tomatoes, carrots, and green beans yesterday, today I will plant lettuce, cabbage, squash, cucumbers and watermelon. I will do all I can to ensure proper growth for my plants and seeds (including talking to them!) I purchased Earthgro because of the price. I wanted a container garden to help offset the cost of fresh produce this summer, and because of the nutritional advantages of "home grown" vegetables. What am I supposed to do if the soil I purchased kills my plants and seeds? I used precious resources to purchase everything I needed for my 50sf garden, and will be unable to replace/redo if the soil fails. I will return with a follow up post once I see how this soil is going to affect my plants. I really, really hope I did not make a mistake. One note I would like to make, is I fill my container 5x10 full to the rim and smoothed out before I planted anything. It has rained and now the soil looks to have "sunk". Is this normal??? Does that mean I have good drainage? Or is my little garden destined for ruin?

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    2.0

    Hope I didn't make a mistake

    By truckgirl55011

    from Rogers, AR

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

        I used Earthgro potting soil for my very first ever container garden. Needless to say I am extremely nervous after reading all of the reviews from this website and from a big box store site. I am in wait and see mode now. I planted tomatoes, carrots, and green beans yesterday, today I will plant lettuce, cabbage, squash, cucumbers and watermelon. I will do all I can to ensure proper growth for my plants and seeds (including talking to them!) I purchased Earthgro because of the price. I wanted a container garden to help offset the cost of fresh produce this summer, and because of the nutritional advantages of "home grown" vegetables. What am I supposed to do if the soil I purchased kills my plants and seeds? I used precious resources to purchase everything I needed for my 50sf garden, and will be unable to replace/redo if the soil fails. I will return with a follow up post once I see how this soil is going to affect my plants. I really, really hope I did not make a mistake. One note I would like to make, is I fill my container 5x10 full to the rim and smoothed out before I planted anything. It has rained and now the soil looks to have "sunk". Is this normal??? Does that mean I have good drainage? Or is my little garden destined for ruin?

         
        1.0

        Grubs

        By pameladon

        from Bristow, OK 74010, USA

        Pros

        • Easy to use

        Cons

        • full of grubs

        Best Uses

          Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

          I was under the impression that earthgrow products were superior. I have purchased this product before, but this fall the bags I purchased were full of grubs, dozens. Aside from this problem I find potting soil to be average, a little heavy on the sand.

           
          1.0

          Full of sand and sticks - doesnt drain - Don't buy

          By prax

          from Dallas

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected
            • Difficult to use

            Best Uses

              Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

              I bought this to replant my mint plants in containers. I planted one in left over MiracleGro potting mix and the best plant in a big container with Earthgro. Earthgro I got had abudant fine sand particles and lots of sticks. there is no way it resembled a potting mix. it was hard as cake and had to loosen it and fill up the container, now i see that it is very tight in the container after watering. MiracleGro mint is thriving very well. Earthgro Mint is slowly stunted and I am assured it will die. I have to buy a better potting mix. wish I had read reviews before buying this. Waste of time, money and plant. Don't sell them please. It wastes time more than money. you should know it takes lots of efforts to plant fertilize and await results. To end up with a piece of clump in the end is just disappointing

               
              1.0

              Earthgro Potting Soil:

              By nesali

              from NJ

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't work as expected
                • Difficult to use
                • not water absorbent
                • Sandy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                  I purchased two bags from a big name department store. Less than $3 a bag. Upon opening the bag the soil was very heavy and clumped, not loose...Had me concerned but it was all I had so I proceeded with my planting. We've been having a lot of rain this week. This soil does not absorb water. One of the pots I planted contains a begonia and it kept filling with water which I had to pour off a few times. The other pot has vegetables. I took a closer look at both and was surprised to find lots of obvious sand! I'm going to re-pot every plant that's in this soil using a brand that I've never had trouble with. I read another review where their bags contained plastic. I'm surprised to find out that it's a Scotts product. I imagine they would do a better job of checking their products before selling them to the public.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Best used as fill

                  By sdancer

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • contained shredded plastic

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                      My 4 bags of Earthgro Potting Soil contained shredded plastic that I had to pick out. Fortunately, I was mixing it with top soil, but I would never use this to grow anything besides grass. It's basically top soil with a tiny bit of perlite mixed in, but not enough that I would consider it potting soil. Seems quite irresponsible to me.

                       
                      1.0

                      Do not buy this for container gardening.

                      By Jim14

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                          I used this soil for some of my container plants and they did poorly until I transplanted them to more suitable soil. This soil compacts and doesn't drain well. I've used other Scott's products with good results, stay away from this one.

                           
                          3.0

                          Works good

                          By GabrielVir

                          from Buffalo, NY, USA

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Effective

                          Cons

                          • mushrooms grew in it

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                            I have a new raised bed where I filled half miracle gro soil and half of earthgro potting soil. I planted cucumbers and lettuce in the earthgro side and they love it so far. They are growing beautifully. My only downside for this soil is that after a week of raining. (I live in Buffalo, NY) mushrooms started to come out where I have the earthgro. The mushrooms aren't the poisonous type I just took them out, but this concern me how much they sterilize this soil. I guess I shouldn't be using for vegetables, but I was trying to be cheap hehe.

                             
                            1.0

                            Horrible product!

                            By amandamab

                            from new jersey

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • full of sticks hard lumps
                              • poorest quality available
                              • Problem with label
                              • suffocates plants if you dont add perlite...

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                Do yourself a favor and don't waste your money on this product. There is no perlite in my bag but there is an abundance of sticks and extremely hard lumps etc. I did a jar soil test and it is basically all sand, the smallest sand, no real good LOAM in this product...so my plants suffocated. I had to go buy perlite cost me $17.00 just to add it to this subpar "soil." This is a terrible terrible bag of the poorest quality soil you could possibly find.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Do not buy.

                                By Ralph124

                                from Navarre, FL, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                    When I opened the bag I expected some kind of material of substance but all I found was a lot of wood shavings/granules and lumps about the size of my fist that resembled clay. I have added leaves and some sand to make something of it. This stuff is not acceptable.

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Not for houseplants "right out of the bag"!

                                    By LaurieINmaine

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • not ready to use!
                                      • Problem with label

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                        Label says "for use right out of the bag" and outdoors in a garden that's probably true. I sifted it and was left with 6 cups+ of rocks, sticks and clay balls - 10 qt. bag. (Would NOT want that in my african violet pots!) Label says there's perlite added but darn little that I could see! Seems like a lot of sand and not as much organic matter as I hoped. Was stored inside hardware store so not wet or stinky as some warned. I bought this as a substitute for peat moss, fully intending to add extra perlite & vermiculite. (Miracle-Gro brand potting soil & peat moss have fertilizer added, making feeding plants a guessing game and running a real risk of over-fertilizing.) Will go slow and test this on a few at first...maybe use a majority to repot a fern instead. Also...baking it in the oven to pasteurize just to be overly cautious, perhaps.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for Tropicals

                                        By Toni12

                                        from IL

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to use
                                        • Effective
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                        • problem finding locally

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                          This product works great w/tropical plants. Despite soil or soil-less mediums, we mix according to plant type. I feel Earch Gro has sufficient ingredients to keep a tropical plant going for years. Wish it was sold in more stores though.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          would never buy again, inferior product

                                          By dudette915

                                          from Deb

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Bad odor
                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                              all my planters and in ground plants are growing the same weeds. The product smelled bad, actually smelled like urine, was overly wet. I have to repot everything and dig out weeds. I am very disappointed and angry at the double work and costs. I will not repot using Scotts.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Do Not Use!

                                              By flowerbox

                                              from utah

                                              Pros

                                              • None

                                              Cons

                                              • Bad odor
                                              • burned plants
                                              • Didn't work as expected
                                              • label contents wrong

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                                I wish I'd thought to read reviews before I purchased 12cf (6 2cf bags) of this horrible product. I thought I'd save some money and it ended up costing me so much more replacing $200.00 worth of plants, plus time, plus new potting soil. I can't believe this is on the market. So, my bags were basically wood shavings and manure. None of the other stuff that makes the mixture sound alright for potting soil. Maybe they don't mix it up, or I got the bad stuff off the top, or they don't really add in any of the stuff it says it has in it. I will never buy cheap potting soil again and will never buy anything 'Scott's' again because I'm so mad.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                TERRIBLE!

                                                By Anonymous

                                                from White Salmon, Washington

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Bad odor
                                                  • burned my plants!!!!

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                                    I bought this potting soil and when I opened it I was suprised to find it smelled terrible like manure. It was super wet and had no perilite in it like all other potting mixes I have bought. I planted some flowers with it even though I was hesitant. Less then 48 hours later my flowers were showing signs of being burned. I called The Home Depot and the Earth Gro 1-800 # and they all said it was fine. "It smells like that because it is a natural product." I dont believe them and am going to transplant everything into new name brand soil and will return this product. This is a terrible product. I am sure it is manure.

                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    I would not recommend this product.

                                                    By jamieorn

                                                    from Sacramento, CA, USA

                                                    Pros

                                                    • value

                                                    Cons

                                                    • infested with gnats

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                                      Upon buying a 2cf bag of Earthgro potting soil, I found it infested with gnats. I planted a few plants with it, and noticed gnats almost immediately after. I would not recommend this soil, unless you want your plants infested with gnats. Very disappointed.

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Looks and feels good.

                                                      By Anonymous

                                                      from Woodbridge, VA, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to use
                                                      • Quality
                                                      • value

                                                      Cons

                                                      • hole in each bag

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                                        all organic well composted, Dark, and moist when I opened the first bag. lots of well rotted mulch. I saw None of the "clay" the first reviewer mentioned. Got it for a good price. The thickness of the bag left some to be desired as both 1CU FT bags I got from Walmart had 1" plus holes. Just started my first GrowPot#R# so don't know how well the outcome will be but see no reason to doubt that the EArthgro#R# potting soil will be anything but an excellent choice.

                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        earthgo potting soil

                                                        By Anonymous

                                                        from Texas, USA

                                                        Comments about MIRACLE GRO Earthgro 10 qt. Potting Soil (72779180):

                                                        no 'soil' to it, bought a bag of wet CLAY! never again will I buy this product and I'll tell everyone I know not to either!

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