When I reached out to mike, the owner of the company he initially seemed helpful but when I started to imply to problem was the fault of his company and the soil was not properly mixed (which seemed pretty obvious based on the ppm and ph of the unused soil) and that at least a partial refund would be fair he got defensive and began to ignore my calls and emails. I spent weeks flushing thousands of gallons of water and trying to save my plants. Ended up with a heavily diminished harvest. about half of what I would normally pull from the space. I ended up having to put 30-40 gallons through every 10 gallon pot then top feed dolomitic lime to get the ppm to where it should be. It was an enormous human effort that I had to hire helpers for which cost even more money.
I have mixed my own soil for years and thought this would be easier. It ended up costing me about 20k in lost product plua more in time and helpers need to try to fix the situation. Do not buy first amendment soil if you rely on your plants to make a living. I dont think every batch of soil they mix is quite this bad, I just got very unlucky and someone clearly added to much of everything/plus maybe a bad batch of peat or something (to give mike the benefit of the doubt). Mix your own soil, i found out the hard way buying premixed super soil is no way to save time or money. Maybe this product is fine for hobbiest gardeners and beginers (if you don’t get a toxic batch) but avoid if you are a serious grower who needs consistent results. I don’t trust the company to mix their soil in any consistent way based on my experience. You could very easily end up with a bad batch.
11/5/16 – Consumer Alert