Traces minerals are most likely still available. back to guano though, no it is not a long term source of nutes and it is most beneficial for 4 weeks, and is fast acting and readily available. And I especially remember this: “You don’t even have to call the vet”. As for the microbes, I agree that they are an important part of any garden, but I think you are more likely to find viable organisms in a shovel of compost or a handful of dirt – at a much better price. Probiotic(tm) is a trade mark that represents the living components in the Dr. earth products and used to break down the organic materials. That blog notes that Ironically, the applicant’s own “expert witness” in a letter even stated that the term probiotic is a common word now in the lawn and garden industry. The information is interesting, science based and very helpful to me. poopy-dead stinky stuff. You are a well known person who is a published author and an educator and clearly have an impact of consumer behavior. dr earths products are superior to anything out on the market it is fully organic has 14 species of benifical bacteria and probiotics not to mention asw far as quality organic fertilizers go milos dr earths is the best and the best price at only one dollar a pound to the guy useing scotts chicken shit is in your mix talk about all bad it is no longer considered a good source of npk its a cheap source a crappy diseas infested one. You and Jeff did not like what you read. Organic Transparency; OMRI (Organic Material Review Institute), OIM (Organic Input Materials), CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) and NOP (National Organic Program). 3.7 (3) was save . Your angry tone can be felt with your words. Potting Soil Mix. if you get hung up on the mining practice of every organic source than you might as well not buy kelp either. Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting Soil, All-Purpose, 4-Qts. they just want to sell you the tools build your own! The results from this process contributes to water purity, reduction in green house gas emissions and a source of the best ingredients on earth. everything else we are doing to our evironment is the problem. To build on Steve’s comment – apparently “farth” refers to “digested food material.” Maybe some truth in advertising here…. Roland – I really enjoyed reading your post. But.. the front said it contained soybean meal- so I walked off in a huff. I would like a lot less marketing snake oil and a lot more specific info too work with. His concerns are hardly “petty quibbles.”. Re: What is the best soil from (Home Depot, Walmart, Ronas...etc) I was surprised to see Dr Earth products at the Depot last week. Here is how most will view it. I read the blog about bio-solids by Candace Brown from the Washington Post. Mix with existing garden soil for direct planting or to amend soil conditions. I have been looking for a good organic fertilizer company. if the mycorrhizae in the blend is so dormant, then I suggest using their POTTING SOIL along with molasses to brew a compost tea and you will find it works well. And Heidi, Mike is mad because she removed his posts from last night, what you see now is not what was on the blog last night. I think good soil should have plenty of organisms that break down matter like paper, leaves, kitchen scraps and dead animals. info@drearth.com No matter how good a company is (and, as I have said, I acknowledge that Dr. Earth does make some good products), that doesn’t give them the right to deliver a bad product. Anyways, good stuff. Damn it makes me feel good! The information about Kellog’s I found on the internet, and you will see the weblinks in my post-it’s not proprietary information. However, soils that have been abused by traditional products they might be lacking. It is my job to talk about the science behind the products and I will do that irrespective of who produces the products. Current Price $14.88 $ 14. Any reason I’m “Mrs. $6.29. Current Price $14.88 $ 14. How do I know if I need to add mycorrhizae to my garden? Shop soil and a variety of lawn & garden products online at Lowes.com. Dr. Earth is co-packed by Old Castle on the East Coast. 99. The Ph went up to about 6 to 6.5. I mean look at it: How can you not trust this guy? Here’s the first paragraph: http://www.nnba.info/node/372. Unbelievable!!! That’s some expensive crap. The receptionist, a young man, assured me that I had nothing to worry about. which can salinate soil and kill the earth. that’s what you implied above. Find a Store Near Me. Lets start another 8 blogs please. I have not had great results with miracle grow, scotts or any other “home depot” brand fertilizer. Find here online price details of companies selling Potting Soil. He has made more of an impact on our life’s than anyone posting on this blog. Potting Soil is a heavier bulk product, weighing in at 1.2 tons and even heavier after a good rain. Good product. Laura and Mike, here is some information from the University of Georgia on biosolids. Find a Store Near Me. My biggest objection to Dr Earth is their claim that their products are “People and Pet Safe”. you preach for who pays you and they teach what they want you to endorse. Jeff, I made a tea of fresh water rain water and Dr Earth…watered them some more Ugh 6 more died….today I took the remaining plants outside they look terrible, every time I watered with my tea they looked worse and worse….I am sure I will have to buy organic plants again this year UGH…Not buying this product ever again…. We have discared the Dr Earth line (except for the 2-4-2) and now bring in a more local product w/ mychorrizae and other microbes sold under the Concentrates label, Concentrates Organic All-Purpose 5-5-3. Great for indoor garden production. Karen, I agree 100% – dogs will eat all kinds of strange things! If the label said “bio-solids” on it, then I would have no problem as I can read and make my own decisions, but the fact that they mask it by claiming “composted organic material” is what worries me and is totally unethical. They questioned me and why I would even ask this. I bought this recently because it was recommended at a garden talk, and it seemed like the closest thing to a slow-release type fertilizer that is organic. Sounds like some people have not discovered the relaxing and calming effects of cannabis cultivation…, i second the comment about cannabis cultivation <3, Oh..you would do it if it were selling for $10/lb. Contains TruBiotic® beneficial soil microbes plus mycorrhizae. http://www.nnba.info/node/372 Here’s the reality of the situation: 1) You are welcome to repost your deleted comments if you remove the attacks you made on other commenters and the post author. After all we want products that we can use and feel good about them. No marketing gimmicks on package, just a decent organic-based fertilizer (in this case animal by-product based). Jeff & Linda, I think you should read this blog about bio-solds and their health benefits. OMRI is a paid for organization. 707-448-4676 Ignorant consumers are falling for Kellogg’s Gardner & Bloome soils and fertilizers because they bear the OMRI mark (paid for by the way – NOT FREE) thinking its truly organic. Wow – amazingly sad when seeing all these post with the negativity; after all we are all entitled our own personal opinions. I tried to Google it and nothing shows up. I use a potting soil that I get from Home Depot for $5 for 1.5 cu ft.--Kellogg's Patio Plus. Before starting my retail gardening career, I was employed in the landscape construction sector in northern Nevada as a designer /estimator. Now that would be innovative! Hi Gina, I appreciate your concern. EarthWorks' goal is to offer landscape contractors, architects and developers the most effective and efficient solutions to soil remediation and management problems. $1 per pound is a joke. However, the organic lawn fertilizer does not make the grass green, and is very expensive. Kiddie Cushion. Scott” and not “Dr. Jeff, This is the most innovative company in this industry and should not be scrutinized for being successful and making the world a better place. I love Dr. Earth like Gina. So yes, we get to decide what gets deleted. Just for the record. They have a few or their nutes and SOILS. At least I am not a coward like you and I put my real email, you seem to be the stick man behind A doe doe name. Hi I just started using Dr.Earth products about 6months ago about. By the way, I’m also a professor. I would like to believe in this company, but I still have no idea where their ingredients come from, how their business is run, or anything important at all. Exotic Blend Cactus and Succulent Potting Mix (2) Model# 810X $ 14 50. Jeff has also written about packaged mycorrhizal products, so if what I’ve linked isn’t quite enough, let me know and I’ll ask him to comment next: Dr. Earth has over 25 formulas from what I can gather in their website so we consumers have a choice to buy a product with little phosphorous if we choose. I am simply not sure why you have kept this post alive for so many years when it is not fair and completely not accurate, and does not have a academic tone, rather an attack on a organic company trying to do good things for our environment, and it has for over 25 years, proven by millions of loyal and regular customers. I am pretty sure this is made by St Paul / Marion Ag Fertilizer company (http://www.marionag.com/organic.htm). This platform is not fair, they pick and choose what fits them and their intentions well, and the others they remove because they do not like the sound of it…we are in America! Dr. Earth converts over 380,000 tons of green materials into premium soil products each year. If I were running scared of litigious companies I wouldn’t be doing my job. Nursery / Container. In the 1920s, farmers began to use sludge from municipal wastewater treatment plants as a fertilizer. I think it's similar to soil they market specifically for mj use in legal states. Sphagnum Moss with 204 reviews. Deirdre, that’s the old default boilerplate for Office products. Or are you running a non profit organization solely and using the university as your platform to disseminate your opinions? How many post are really deleted? My certified organic fertilizer company is listed with all these organizations and the process is actually very easy, IF you can prove your inputs. You deleted it. Sorry, I can’t. DR. EARTH Potting Soil . Stone is probably the worst company in the lawn and garden industry. Lowe's Home Improvement lists My Lists. And Earth, what an awesome name! $7.99. Shop Savings Services Ideas. You can not have a lush menu of quality inputs and have a product that sells for $1 per pound. How embarrassing for the author. Stone, Gardner & Bloome, Foxfarm, Espoma, Whitney Farms,and Jobe’s and it compares quite favorably. I am not an expert on longevity of fertilizers but I have seen a longer consistent release of nutrients with the fish bone meal base than the poultry waste. I think he is a great marketer, and he has captivated his audience who would be wise to examine his claims a little more carefully. Sustainably made in the U.S.A. through a collaboration of high level environmentalists inspired to positively change the world. I am a master gardener, and would feel ridiculous espousing such guff. Don’t waste your money. Designed for Indoor and outdoor containers. The Monsanto guy above will start growing a third eye soon so I take his comment with little gravity. I do not believe Lisa about the Kellogg’s information regarding distribution. Soil Amendments. The president and chief scientist of Dr. Earth is Milad Shammas who took the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to court for denying his trademark registration of the word Probiotic. * Responsible, as in we actually gave a shit about our work. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Potting Mix Grows Plants Twice as Big.! I try to take an approach to gardening that is the most healthful to me and my family and the least damaging to the environment. I think that’s irresponsible and misleading – especially when they followed that with advice not to worry or call the vet. You don’t get a Dr in front of your name from reading simple worded magazines or shouting ‘chemicals r bad’ the loudest. Yeah it can be perceived that way. It did work. Mr John Doe, One definition I found on line is, “Sterile soil is garden or potting soil that has undergone heat or chemical processing to kill any pathogens and seeds that are in it. foxfarm naturals. Dr. Earth stands on solid principles of using less instead of more with renewable ingredients. 2 years ago after the corporate owner closed our garden center, myself and one other employee now lease it. And the photo on top, really poor taste on your part. 3 Results Brand: DR. EARTH Ideal For Growing: Fruits & Vegetables Clear All. I do, however, appreciate the blogger’s attempt to dispassionately evaluate products. Potting Soil (8) Show All Soil Amendments (22) Filter Results Done Press enter to collapse ... Dr. Earth Pot of Gold All Purpose Potting Soil, 8 qt., 813. Good for the planet. It is organic and has some goodies in it so you do not have to feed for a few weeks--composted forest products, composted rice hulls, composted poultry manure, perlite, peat moss, hydrolyzed feather meal, dehydrated poultry manure, dolomite lime, oyster shell lime, bat guano, kelp meal, and worm castings. They tested 82 products over three years and the results were not so good for the fertilizer companies. Every little bit helps. I noticed you also removed Laura’s post from last night. you can see how this puts you in a very vulnerable grey area open for scrutiny. one more thing, so what if it has a balanced # of 5-5-5? A garden is an ecosystem, and the microorganisms living in our soil have adapted to the conditions there. If you read the original post I think you would get your answer. Dr. earth does not claim that these microbes or myccorhizae will live forever and adapt to every soils type for perpetuity, they claim that these microbes break down the organic fertilizers they are infused with, and then, many will survive the native environment, and many will expire after the organic food source has been exhausted, so yes, probiotic for soils and fertilizers do work, if they did not, why does every fertilizer and soil manufacturer in America use them now after Milo of Dr. earth came up with the invention in the early nineties. Item #757869. Dr. Earth, Inc. P.O. Hi Gina, I respect your opinion, but I disagree. I just stumbled across this blog when I was thinking of trying Dr. Earth’s products. Many folks in management had hort degrees, and the companies spent dollars on training up the staff in proper planting, pruning etc; it wasn’t all big trucks + rakin’ in the bucks as id often the perception out there. Hardscape. if you want to get real technical you can refer to the second law of chemistry “The law of definite composition”. !the blog makes complete sense now, and I am crystal clear on why Dr. Earth is being abused and singled out. Instead, we squabble over bat guano, etc. the main reason your soil does what it does is because of Electro conductivity. How do we know any potting soil is clean? In addition to container planting, Life® can be used as a soil … I have been using Dr. Earth for several years and I live in the Midwest where we tend to lag behind with new innovations. Thanks. And then argue about it… Ha ha lol, biodynamics could save the world, all of these companies you stress over access and include questionable organic ingredients. They can use that one even if it has no beneficials whatsoever. Its all good my friend! New Earth Black Mulch, 2 cu ft. $3.07 each. Compared to other products Dr. Earth base is fish bone meal and not poultry waste like other brands. Thanks. Dr. Earth has announced a new national relationship with Commerce Corporation based in Baltimore, MD. If you can repost your comments in a respectful manner without insulting either the author of this post or other commenters, that’s fine. Your postings smack of religious ranting, not measured thinking. Like many others who are merely trying to prove their point and influence their base, you choose to combine negative words and phrases like “This product includes Probiotics — microbes which are probably dead when you buy the fertilizer — or which may not even be compatible with your soil.” We all like to “prove” our points sometimes but I am just wondering if you or Dr. Scott bother to actually test product you obviously have a personal dislike for before posting your negative statements. Types of Soil. Follow the label directions, and thoroughly mix the product into the soil. See Our Tips. Bat guano is also the main nutrient in a lightless environment for cave critters (weird blind beetles, e.g.) Bat guano and soft rock phosphate are your gripes! If you're looking to brighten up your space with potted plants, use potting soil. I don’t mean to belabor this, but I couldn’t help but wonder if Gina Z is aware of the relationship between Kellog’s and Dr Earth. Go start writing another book no one will want to finish because you are a total turn off! If that information makes a product look bad then so be it — they produced the product, not me. (I chose them because they aren’t associated with the blog, but nearly every agricultural university has a similar research program.) DR. EARTH 12 lb. Dr. Earth 749688008136 813 Gold Premium Potting Soil, 8 Quart 4.3 out of 5 stars 104 $22.57 $ 22 . This is good reading if you want the truth. You can not have a lush menu of quality inputs and have a product that sells for $1 per pound. and that the exhaustion of nitrogen through the use of K increases oil production in any herb. E.B. A week or so later I was distressed to find a white fuzzy mold growing on top of the soil of the pots I’d used it in and contacted the company. We would be happy to show Chris P all OMRI and OIM documents if he simply requested them like a civilized and educated person. I appreciate a company that has taken the time, and the extra steps, for the benefit of their customers, and I spend my money in that direction to show my appreciation as well. Look up biodynamics, do some research. Dr. Earth Root Zone Seed Starter Potting Mix, Organic, 8-Qts. If they are too lazy to do it, then I, along with many others, don’t have the time to investigate the true value of their product and will purchase a product from a company that has shown the commitment and dedication to offering a valid product. Sara, we had a response from Rickey Esto who says the website is up and running. Jeff, I can see that any sound thinking organic consumer will be more willing to use rock powders and bat manure than agree with your perspective. And Dan, unless he is using his personal equipment to test products I don’t think its an ethical practice. http://www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda%20Chalker-Scott/Horticultural%20Myths_files/Myths/Mycorrhizae.pdf, Thank you Linda! 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