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Our Laughing Buddha Nursery soil brand, Bag of Plenty™, offers micro batches of high quality garden soil

euro mix

Our Bag of Plenty™ soil blends are produced on our Northshore acreage, Local Cooling Farms. These soils have structure, macronutrients, micronutrients, and beneficial microorganisms. Whether you’re starting seeds, transplanting, starting a vegetable bed or landscaping a large project, we have a product suited for your plants. Soil blends are available in 1 cubic foot bags and 1 cubic yard super sack totes. Please contact us for current availability and pricing.

Raised Bed Mix: Formulated to deliver the optimal drainage, pH, nutrients and microbiology for a long-lasting soil biome. Fully amended for great results right out of the bag. Ingredients: compost, aged pine bark, coarse sand, gypsum, worm castings and Mighty Grow (OMRI listed processed chicken manure).

Seasonal Compost

Aqua-Terra Potting Soil: The ingredients speak for themselves:  Peat moss, perlite, aged pine bark fines, worm castings, Azomite, crab meal, gypsum and Mighty Grow (OMRI certified processed chicken manure). Compare to Fox Farm’s Ocean Forest potting soil.

Euro Mix: This is a unique mix that is a byproduct of European Nightcrawler worms raised in peat moss for fishing bait. We screen the materials to 1/8” and less, which results in a fine, fluffy material that serves as a great potting soil base or soil amendment in almost any application. Euro Mix is a customer and staff favorite for seed starting and as a soil amendment. 

Worm Castings: Our worm casting are produced by feeding our red wigglers a special mix of material that has gone through an initial stage of static pile composting. Screened to 1/8” and less, the finished worm manure is a wonderful amendment to add beneficial biology to any growing situation from house plants to vegetable beds. Full of beneficial microbes, worm castings should be used along your organic fertilizers to assist in nutrient uptake. Worm castings can be used during every life cycle of a plant from seed to fruiting. 

Vermicompost: Screened to 1/2” and less, this is a mix of worm castings and the uneaten particles from the worm bed after the 1/8” castings have been extracted. This compost is more economical to purchase in larger quantities and is the next best thing to pure worm castings available.

 Custom Blending Available: If you need a different blend for your project please give us a call to see if we can meet your needs.

Additional Soils and Growing Media

We also stock a variety of high nutrient-content soil products and growing media, including:

Foxfarm Soil and Fertilizer Company products

  • Ocean Forest® is a powerhouse blend of premium earthworm castings, bat guano, and sea-going fish and crab meal. Aged forest products, sandy loam, and sphagnum peat moss give Ocean Forest® its light, aerated texture.
  • Happy Frog® Potting Soil is alive with beneficial microbes and fungi that help break down organic matter and feed the plant roots. Ingredients include earthworm castings, bat guano, and aged forest products and the soil contains mycorrhizae and humic acid.
  • Light Warrior® Seed Starter is the ultimate grow medium for seed starting and transplanting. And it isn’t just a grow medium—it’s packed with beneficial microbes to stimulate root growth and enhance fertilizer uptake, humic acid to help in seed germination, and earthworm castings to help plants thrive. Light Warrior® is the perfect fast-draining, lightweight seed germinator for your indoor jungle.

PRO-MIX BX is a general-purpose growing medium formulated with high-quality fibrous peat moss and benefits from the nutrient-retention ability of vermiculite and a perlite content that provides proper drainage capacities.

Sunshine® Mix #4 is OMRI listed for organic gardening and is recommended for indoor growing. This myco-active mix retains moisture while providing improved root aeration and drainage. This product contains RESiLIENCE®, which may improve resistance to wilting. Quantities are sold in loosefill bags.

Roots Organics Coco Palms (low EC coir), made from composted coconut husks, is meticulously washed to remove excess sodium and comes ready-to-use right out of the bag. Premium aged and composted for 24 months, it contains a near perfect pH level (5.2 to 6.3) for optimum nutrient uptake and a deliberately enhanced mix of coir fibers for an ideal air to water ratio. Perfect for indoor or outdoor gardening!

GROW!T CoCo Coir Mix gives your plants a sturdy growing structure and support your plants all year long. The bricks, available in a mix or chip format, do double duty: They retain water, making sure plants never go thirsty, but due to their texture, they also offer excellent drainage properties. Plants are no longer at risk of “drowning” in too-packed or over-watered soil. Instead, GROW!T’s ideal consistency gives them room to breathe and for roots to grow freely, capturing that essential air-to-water ratio for your biggest growth yet. Implement this pathogen-free media to your potting soil or in place of bark as an attractive and all-natural ground cover. Each brick expands to 0.26–0.33 cu ft (2–2 1/2 gal) of wetted coir.