Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510)

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  • 16 quart
  • Complex blend of all-natural organic ingredients specifically for container gardening
  • Derived from poultry litter provides both starting and slow release feeding for up to 3 months
  • All-natural wetting agent helps to evenly distribute water throughout the soil


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Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510)
 
2.7

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Pros

  • Effective (13)
  • Value (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Quality (8)
  • Good directions (5)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (12)
  • Bad odor (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Versatilaty

I have now been using this product for almost two years now and there seamless results batch to batch. Believe or not i us it in my aquariums well planted tanks make a mini...Read complete review

I have now been using this product for almost two years now and there seamless results batch to batch. Believe or not i us it in my aquariums well planted tanks make a mini ecosystem and with the organic choice potting mix i get and safe and healthy environment for both my fish and my plants. Just a word of advice if used in aquariums you can go ahead and remove or sift out the wood pieces. Anyways if someone from Scotts reads this they should look into aquarium substrates there a high dollar item in there aqua culture industry and there organic choice potting mix is already a great alternative. Thank you for reading.

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TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY

I recently bought Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix and am SEVERELY disappointed. This is the WORST soil I've ever used! I didn't even know that was possible! I used it for repotting plants...Read complete review

I recently bought Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix and am SEVERELY disappointed. This is the WORST soil I've ever used! I didn't even know that was possible! I used it for repotting plants my father has had for over 30 years and the plants are dying. The soil repels water; it just sits on the surface for minutes and when it finally does drain through only the very top of the soil is wet. Brush away any soil at all and the rest is completely dry! This soil is horrendous and is killing plants that have been alive for decades.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT PURCHASE

By sagelily724

from Richmond, VA, USA

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad odor
    • Didn't work as expected
    • promotes bugs

    Best Uses

      Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

      I had 5 herbs in a small window box, I decided to transplant them into a bigger one since they were growing. I bought this soil with hopes that my herbs would flourish, they died instead. I also planted another new plant which lived but then started notice gnats coming from the soil!!! These things are every where!! I am very displeased with this product and I can't believe that it's still on shelves. Where did they get this soil from?? It's infested with gnat eggs!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Will not use again. Have used Miracle Grow Moisture Control Potting Mix for previous 10 years and had great success with seedlings.

      By Dorth

      from Oregon

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected
        • stained concrete if moist on contact

        Best Uses

          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

          This product did not promote root growth. I had plant disease in the seedlings for the first time in over ten years. I could not recommend this product to anyone!

           
          5.0

          Good Choice

          By Sara72

          from Wylie, TX, USA

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Effective
          • Quality
          • value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

              Using in my container veg garden- so far everything thriving and producing early. Good choice for my tomatoes, potatoes, & herbs

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This products really bugs me!!

              By Rachel36

              from Fort Thomas, KY, USA

              Pros

                Cons

                • filled with gross gnats!!

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                  I am more than angry about using this organic potting mix from Miracle Gro! I was hoping to make a healthier choice in soil because I have a new baby. He isn't crawling yet, but I know it is only a matter of time and he will be into the house plants!! So choosing a dirt that isn't chock full of chemicals is important. But about a week after potting several plants, I started noticing tiny gnats all over the dirt and pots, and eggs all over the leaves! After looking online, I discovered these gnats are common in certain kinds of soil, and then I started reading the reviews of this product. I have tried treating these plants with organic sprays to kill the bugs, but I have had no luck. I want these gnats out of my home!! And now I either will have to spend more money on chemicals I am not comfortable using around my baby, or get rid of my plants (that I have already invested a bit of money on, and they are growing well even covered in gross bugs). I will definitely NOT be purchasing any more organic products from this company!

                   
                  1.0

                  So Irritated...this stuff is gross!

                  By Sunny

                  from Minneapolis, MN, USA

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bad odor
                    • Didn't work as expected
                    • Difficult to use

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                      Bought three large bags of Organic Choice potting mix from Costco and all I can say is disgusting! First off it was so hard and dry it was impossible to get out of the bag. Came out in giant chunks that needed to be broken up. After struggling to get it out of the bag I had to deal with the most horrible smell I would compare to a pig farm. To top it off the smell started attracting a bunch of flies climbing all over the soil and my containers! Who in their right mind would plant anything in this junk! What a waste of thirty dollars!!!

                       
                      1.0

                      Miracle-Gro Organic Choice at Costco

                      By hook

                      from San Diego, CA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Didn't work as expected

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                          I bought several 55 quart bags of this potting mix at Costco earlier this year. I used it in large containers to plant some fruit trees and raspberry vines. The raspberries were very stunted and one plant died back. A bare root fruit tree also had some die back. I have used regular Miracle-Gro potting mix before with good results and would never buy the Organic Choice product again. My brother also bought Organic Choice and planted tomato seedlings in it. Several of the plants were stunted. We both have grown plants for many years and were very disappointed in the Organic Choice product.

                           
                          1.0

                          Horrible Product! !

                          By Digisyn

                          from Michigan, USA

                          Pros

                          • value

                          Cons

                          • Bad odor
                          • Didn't work as expected
                          • Difficult to use
                          • Messy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                            We have used the normal Miracle Gro, bought at Costco, for years. It was easy to work with this organic version was so compacted in the bad we had to use a curved claw hammer to break up the hard block of soil then crumble it by hand. This added about 4x the normal working time vs regular. The smell is the issue... unlike the regular product this smelled like manure vs a normal potting soil.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Disappointed.

                            By DeeHill

                            from Quincy, WA 98848, USA

                            Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                            I have used Miracle Gro Potting Soil from Costco many years and was happy with it--great product and good value. This year Costco had the organic version so I bought it. It dries out quickly and gets very hard; it also made my hands itchy to use it. My seedlings did not do well at all. I will not use this kind again.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix is easy to use, affordable, and provides positive results quickly.

                            By Donna37

                            from Tennessee, USA

                            Pros

                            • easy to use
                            • Effective
                            • Good directions
                            • Quality
                            • the mix is organic
                            • value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                I inherited my love of growing plants, flowers and vegetables from my mother. I recently purchased a plant from the discount table of a gardening store. By following the recommended application guidelines of Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting mix, the plant is now healthy and beautiful.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                I love this stuff!

                                By Cambria99

                                from MA

                                Pros

                                • easy to use
                                • Effective
                                • Good directions
                                • quality
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                    I've never had much of a green thumb, but every spring I gather up some pots and seeds hoping to finally see something sprout up. I've never tried Miracle-Gro soil before, but I figured I'd try my luck with the Organic Choice potting mix. My cilantro is already being used in dishes, my tomatoes and strawberries have sprouted, and I can see signs of green in my dahlia pot. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to finally be able to grow something!

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Good Mix

                                    By philmanchu

                                    from Ohio, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Effective
                                    • quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                        This is a very good potting mix. It is a bit denser than others I have used. That means that it holds on the water better than other mixes I have used in the past. I will be getting this again.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        My veggies have thrived!

                                        By mhroma

                                        from Idaho, USA

                                        Pros

                                        • Effective
                                        • Good directions
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                        • Availability

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                          This soil is amazing. Everything I have been able to use it with has thrived. I did find it hard to track down this past season. Great product!

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          It's really working perfectly with all herbs..

                                          By Vukan

                                          from Santa Ana, CA, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Effective

                                          Cons

                                          • Expensive

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                            I just bought this product a few days ago and use it for my herb gardens, it's really cool that you will see a blooming of my herbs, mints and others growing leaves,.. Only small tip that you should mix it with a little bit natural garden soils and time-based fertilizer.. Enjoy! Vukan

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            My favorite organic soil after trying several other brands!

                                            By jackiesmi

                                            from Moreno Valley, CA, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Effective
                                            • quality

                                            Cons

                                            • Expensive

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                              I have replaced soil for my organic garden twice. Nothing else has worked as well as Miracle Grow Organic Potting Soil. I love it!

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Organic soil...

                                              By froggy

                                              from Georgia

                                              Pros

                                              • Effective
                                              • Quality
                                              • value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                  I'm so glad I purchased this product. It has been used to transplant my veggies from pods to planters so my plant have grown beautifully. The soil was fresh, it holds together great, no bugs, terrific...

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  product performance

                                                  By TerryBea

                                                  from Florida, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Effective
                                                  • Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Messy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                    It did exactly what I thought and expected . I would buy this product again

                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    By far the worst soil I've ever used

                                                    By MattyH7

                                                    from Undisclosed

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Bad odor
                                                      • Didn't work as expected
                                                      • little gnats and mushrooms growing

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                        I bought this soil because it is organic. Little did I know that organic meant it would grow a ton of mushrooms and I would have an apartment full of baby gnats. Will never purchase another miracle grow product again.

                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Not recommended

                                                        By RichB

                                                        from New Jersey, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • None what-so-ever

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                        • kills your plants

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                          This is the first time using miracle grow soil for my container garden and I have nothing but remorse. It's June 1st. I repotted my tomato seedlings a month ago. They have not grown even one inch in an entire month. The leaves were green when I replanted them and now they are yellow and brown. Stems are purple. The leaves of my pea plants are actually turning white and drying up. This soil is the worst I have ever used. I've been growing in containers for years and never had any such problems. I purchased 12 big bags of this miracle grow organic potting soil at $8.00 per bag. What a complete waste of $100. You live and learn I suppose. So I hope you can learn from my own mistakes. Don't buy this product!

                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          1.0

                                                          Doesn't drain

                                                          By SheilaCar

                                                          from North Carolina, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                            • Doesn't drain

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                              The potting soil holds moisture too long and won't drain at all. I've had 3 plants die from rot or moisture-loving bug infestation within two weeks. Same problem as the Moisture Control line, frankly.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              This product did not perform as expected~

                                                              By Megashoog

                                                              from Poway, CA, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                  I have used Miracle Gro products for many years, as did my late father (a former landscape gardener), but this is the first time I have used Miracle=Gro Organic potting soil. I wanted to plant herbs in pots to keep in my kitchen window. To make sure that I would get a nice window herb garden, besides getting this potting soil, I bought new seeds, a soil test kit, and even new pots! I made sure that the Ph level of the soil was optimal for the herbs I was planting. It was at this point everything went wrong! First, all of the seeds were suppose to germinate in 7-14 days. None of them did! Of the 4 different types of herbs I planted, the Basil finally sprouted on the 20th day. I should point out, that I had also planted some of the 4 herb seeds outside in the soil I use out side. Those seeds all sprouted in 6-11 days, and they are lush, healthy looking herbs! The Basil in my kitchen window is only half the size of the outdoors plants! The rest of them are very small, pale green plants! Of the Lavender seeds I planted, only 2 sprouted, and they aren't even a 1/4 of the size they should be! I too experienced the problem of the water floating on top of the soil (as stated in a review I read here), but that resolved after repeated watering. Bottom line, I've never been so disappointed in a gardening product, no matter what brand, and I've been gardening for 40+ years! I will not recommend this product!

                                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  This product grows strange things

                                                                  By JOYN

                                                                  from Louisville, KY, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Didn't work as expected

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                      I am new to gardening and bought this product for my blueberry plant. Within a few days, some things that looked like tiny dinosaur eggs popped up. They are the size of almonds, but soft like a mushroom. I threw them away and the next day there were 5 more in the pot. They continue to come back. I have no idea what they are. My blueberry plant is not doing well at all.

                                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      This product has fungus gnats...

                                                                      By JamesRus12343

                                                                      from Undisclosed

                                                                      Pros

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Bugs
                                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                                        • Eggs
                                                                        • gnats

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                          Noticed small, fluid filled sacks in the soil when I was filling pots. Thought it was strange, but didn't think they might be eggs. Then, in the following days, the flies started coming. A LOT of them. I already had about 20 plants growing well with no sign of flies. Based on seeing the eggs in the soil and the timing of the onslaught of flies in the days after first using the MiracleGro, I feel safe assuming they came from that bag of soil The "flies" were actually fungus gnats. I did some research online to determine what they were. The best way to combat them is to dry out the soil, where their eggs and larvae are, and halt the life cycle. This worked well, but the lack of water killed 90% of my plants.

                                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          miracle-"no"

                                                                          By justin c.

                                                                          from Eaton, CO

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                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • None

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Waterproof

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Mulching

                                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                          never plant anything i this thinking it will get water. the people at miracle-gro have found a way to make potting mix water proof. would probably make great mulch.

                                                                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY

                                                                          By rmperash

                                                                          from Undisclosed

                                                                          Pros

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                                                            • repels water

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                              I recently bought Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix and am SEVERELY disappointed. This is the WORST soil I've ever used! I didn't even know that was possible! I used it for repotting plants my father has had for over 30 years and the plants are dying. The soil repels water; it just sits on the surface for minutes and when it finally does drain through only the very top of the soil is wet. Brush away any soil at all and the rest is completely dry! This soil is horrendous and is killing plants that have been alive for decades.

                                                                              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                               
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              Versatilaty

                                                                              By Neil597

                                                                              from Hudson, OH, USA

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Easy to use
                                                                              • Effective
                                                                              • Quality
                                                                              • value
                                                                              • Versital

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                                  I have now been using this product for almost two years now and there seamless results batch to batch. Believe or not i us it in my aquariums well planted tanks make a mini ecosystem and with the organic choice potting mix i get and safe and healthy environment for both my fish and my plants. Just a word of advice if used in aquariums you can go ahead and remove or sift out the wood pieces. Anyways if someone from Scotts reads this they should look into aquarium substrates there a high dollar item in there aqua culture industry and there organic choice potting mix is already a great alternative. Thank you for reading.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  This is a great product

                                                                                  By Mike123

                                                                                  from Gaithersburg, MD, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • do not have to water much
                                                                                  • Easy to use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Good directions
                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                  • value

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                                      I used this soil to propagate hydrangea cuttings. It worked very well. This summer I took a cutting from a hydrangea plant and placed the cutting into a cup of water for 1 1/2 months. The Cutting developed roots and I took the cutting and plced it in a 4 inch flower pot that contained the "organic choice potting mix". The cutting is absolutly thriving. I went outside and buried the whole pot in the ground and next spring I will dig up the flower pot and transplant the cutting to new location in my yard.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                      hurray, an organic I can purchase locally

                                                                                      By judithlem

                                                                                      from Holly Hill, Fl

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • Easy to use
                                                                                      • Effective
                                                                                      • Quality

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                                          i never thought a bagged soil would produce beautiful and tasty food. My flowering plants look great and tomatoe plants have risen to new heights.

                                                                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          has produced great herbs and vegetables

                                                                                          By sena

                                                                                          from hawthorne, ca.

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • Easy to use
                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                          • Good directions
                                                                                          • Quality
                                                                                          • value

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro 16 Qt Organic Choice Potting Mix (72986510):

                                                                                              i use this product all the time. this product has produced the best herbs and vegetables.

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