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Best Vegetable Garden Soil You Can Buy at Walmart + What to Look For

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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you all the bagged soil products he purchased at Walmart for $3 (or less) per bag. John will open and show you each soil product and share with you his thoughts and review each one.

In this episode, John will teach you some of the things you will want to be aware of when shopping for any bagged soil products at Walmart or any big box store or even local nursery.

You will discover all the incredible bagged soil deals John scored at Walmart, and you will learn how you can determine if Walmart near you has soil products on sale without leaving your home.

You will learn how to discern a good bagged soil vs a bad one. You will discover why soil labeled “organic” may not be organic as you would like.

You will discover how to tell if a soil has too much-uncomposted wood material in it, and the consequences that it can have in your garden.

You will learn how you can test the soil you purchase to determine if it is a soil you should purchase in larger quantities or not.

You will discover how much large unscreened material is contained in each bagged soil product tested.

Jump to the following parts of this episode:
0:04:26 Deals I found at Walmart
0:07:05 Bagged Soil Products Comparison Starts
0:08:00 EcoScraps Compost Review
0:08:05 The Scam of Organic on Bagged Soil Products
0:16:19 Earthgro Potting Soil Review
0:21:00 Why your vegetable may turn yellow when planted in bagged soil
0:21:39 Magic Dirt Premium Potting Soil
0:29:18 Miracle-Gro Nature’s Care Organic Potting Mix
0:31:50 How Heavy Should your bagged soil product be?
0:38:50 Just Natural Organic Container Potting Mix
0:46:21 OMNI Seed Cover and Planting Compost
0:49:41 Greensmix Sphagnum Peat Moss
0:54:13 Summary and My Favorite Bagged Soil Products
0:57:22 My suggestions to Bagged Soil Producers
1:00:49 How to find clearance deals on soil products at Walmart from home

After watching this episode, you will learn the best-bagged soil product at Walmart that I found. You will also learn how to determine if a bagged soil product is good or not.

Related and Referenced Episodes:
Filling Your Raised Bed with Soil from Lowes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lo6209qgJ0

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Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens says:

Jump to the following parts of this episode:
0:04:26 Deals I found at Walmart
0:07:05 Bagged Soil Products Comparison Starts
0:08:00 EcoScraps Compost Review
0:08:05 The Scam of Organic on Bagged Soil Products
0:16:19 Earthgro Potting Soil Review
0:21:00 Why your vegetable may turn yellow when planted in bagged soil
0:21:39 Magic Dirt Premium Potting Soil
0:29:18 Miracle-Gro Nature's Care Organic Potting Mix
0:31:50 How Heavy Should your bagged soil product be?
0:38:50 Just Natural Organic Container Potting Mix
0:46:21 OMNI Seed Cover and Planting Compost
0:49:41 Greensmix Sphagnum Peat Moss
0:54:13 Summary and My Favorite Bagged Soil Products
0:57:22 My suggestions to Bagged Soil Producers
1:00:49 How to find clearance deals on soil products at Walmart from home

Nathan Brown says:

Ecoscraps makes potting soil that was available early in the season but I cant find it anymore I got one bag of it and it looks really nice. I mixed in a little plant food and perlite and it seems like its gonna be very viable for good plant growth

Nathan Brown says:

Magic dirt holds moisture really well but has a lot of poop in it and no perlite

Elain Jones says:

I used mirgrow to planmy pants is that good for the pants

saint 85 says:

I went with the magic dirt and im trying to do a no till living soil what can you recommend I do with it what amendments I can get should I use perlite or vermiculite or rice hulls any suggestions from anyone thank you all

RJ Stewart says:

Here is a link to the current list of OMRI listed products: https://www.omri.org/sites/default/files/opl_pdf/CompleteCompany-NOP.pdf

Joshua Santiago says:

12:07 very violent

BrainStem Recruiter says:

I used the Just Organics last year, my plants did horrible. Holds too much water for potted plants and seems almost sterile. This year I'm using Sun Gro Black Gold, they're doing much better. It actually has a decent amount of perlite.

P.S. What did you do with all that soil? Did you use it?

AR-Sith F.Austin says:

Dude. This ain't surgery and you're not going to die from touching dirt. Be a man and lose the latex/nitrile gloves. You aren't going to live forever, get some dirt under your nails.

AR-Sith F.Austin says:

Definetely the "Magic Dirt" was made by a LARP hippie who is a paranormal Supernatural Fan! Lol! My home town area!

Qwerty Qaz says:

Thanks for your help. I went to the omri website and searched for the different soils I've used to plant for the first time a garden. It looks like I lucked out and everything is truly organic, omri certified for organic use. I thought I was going to have to yank all the plants out of what I had and find something truly organic but I can leave them where they are thankfully.

Two of my plantings have a lot of sticks and other large items but what I'm going to do is after I grow my cabbage in it I'm going to sift it through hardware cloth and keep it and use it in a raised garden bed and toss out the large pieces.

Todd Workman says:

So I have a lot of mixed bags of soil that I buy from Lowes when they are ripped bags and half off. Some of them are not organic and some are "enriched with synthetic plant food" Will all of this eventually get out of the soil? Also, some of them have the mulch like fillers in them. I assume those will eventually compost. Do you think it would be okay to use what all I have as a medium and just start amending it myself with my own compost, worm castings, and other OMRI listed organic fertilizers?

streamsandgalaxies says:

Hello John, thanks for all your help! The best option I can find in my area are the Pro-Mix organic mixes. For my potted indoor plants (outdoors in the summer) I was going to get their ORGANIC CONTAINER MIX but I realised that they have compost on the list. I'm wondering if the compost could have originated from some animal manure source? I might just go with their Organic moisture mix which has organic fertilizer but no compost. I was wondering if you ever had a chance to analyse their products? I tried using Jobe's organic fertilizer last year while my plants were outdoors and only afterwards had realised that there was chicken manure in that mix. It actually created a green mold ball-growth in the earth in some of my plants and I had to re-pot them! So now I am weary of any animal manure, and as you said its from likely from factory farmed animals which is a no no for me!

Dylan Savoury says:

Deals, deals, deals! Thanks for the vid John.

Tammy Ngo says:

Thank you šŸ˜Š

RJ Stewart says:

I just looked at Walmart.com. The bag of Ecoscraps organic compost no longer sports the OMRI logo front or back.

CHILEDOUG KIZERIAN says:

I would bet the the same place make product in more than one brightly colored bag. kind of like store brand can be made for more than one place

CHILEDOUG KIZERIAN says:

i usually would mix them al together and add come fetilizer if it seems a bit heavy I ad some peat moss coco choir and/or vermiculite perlite..usually works out.I do that with low end stuff also.

Sister Goldenhair says:

John love your vids. I question the ecoscraps using GMO food scraps to make the soil. I bought a bag then question came to me of course. šŸ’ā€ā™€ļøšŸ¤£

Molly Lenore says:

This year I have tried different container soils for my patio garden : Magic Dirt, Just Natural Organic Potting Mix, Miracle Grow, and Miracle Grow Performance (comes in a black bag with yellow lettering). So far my plants seem happiest in the Magic Dirt, Just Natural, and Miracle Grow Performance. The Magic Dirt was super clumpy though, Iā€™m surprised its doing so good. It really felt so cruddy coming out of the bag but today theres 2 big corn stalks, zucchini & sunflowers growing great in it.

Black Ice says:

Great video! What do you think about Black Cow?

chuck1prillaman says:

Miracle Grow Garden Soil is the most nutritious mulch money can buy.

Owen Junker says:

He made a 1 hour long video and did not put in one ad. šŸ¤Æ impressive

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