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Tag: Vigoro organic potting mix

The Dutchest, Part II

So, that number on the soil bag is no help. “We don’t do returns.” Or stand by guarantees, evidently. Anyhoo, 30 minutes and several transfers later, and after speaking to another lovely South Philly return cashier, hope lingers. Supposedly if I dump some of the dirt (keep in mind that I bought nearly 150 pounds of this stuff) into a trash bag and bring it back to the store then they’ll refund me. We’ll see.

Later that same afternoon: Hey! The Depot called me back! $51.66 (I forgot about tax — I’m losing some of my Dutch cred) has been credited to my card. No lugging necessary. Thank very, very much. Customer service gold star.

So Annoyed. So Sad.

Crap soil. AGAIN. Leaves yellow. Stunted everything. Even the freaking basil isn’t growing. Thank you, Vigoro organic potting mix, thank you.

Need more? Something, a bird one suspects, judging from the slash-like wounds on the stems, the lack of tell-tale havoc in the surrounding dirt, and the omnivorous quality of the beast, has eaten everything. A freaking COMMON SPARROW, most likely. The poor tomato pictured here had staged a comeback. All the submerge leaves had made a desperate bid for daylight. It was so exciting! So green! So hopeful! So Christmas miracle-y in June-y. But nope, not to be. All plants on deck are dead this year, folks. Four cucumbers, three basil plants, three tomatoes…all eaten. White flag waved: it’s finished.

Fingers crossed for plants out front and the liberal application of organic (why bother?) fertilizer. The only thing that looks decent is the mystery tomato and the one surviving Early Girl — both of which were spiked with a traditional, evil, chemical-rich fertilizer stick. Sigh.

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Unwanted Mushrooms

I am using Organics Vigoro Organic Gardening Soil from Home Depot in 13″ pots to grow my organic veggies from seeds. After 1 month, many of my pots started sprouting mushrooms along with the veggies.
1. How did this happen?
2. Should I pull out the mushrooms or are they good for the growing process?

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agkistrodon

Not sure what affect they have as far as being able to eat the veggies (they’re prob. fine)but mushrooms are AWESOME for growing things! I just had a HUGE explosion of mushrooms amongst my seedlings and in just 1 week the seedlings in the mushroom patch have grown twice as big, while the seedlings that did not have mushroom neighbors have been left way behind. The mushrooms break down the soil and release nutrients! They are good things to have around!

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loribee2

Yup, unless you really want them gone, I would leave them alone. Soon they will dry up and become part of the soil.

I am using Organics Vigoro Organic Gardening Soil from Home Depot in 13" pots to grow my organic veggies from seeds. After 1 month, many of my pots started sprouting mushrooms along with the veggies. 1. How did this happen? 2. Should I pull out the mushrooms or are they good for the growing pro…