SOIL, GROW MEDIA and AMENDMENTS
It all starts with soil! Good soil is the basis of the health of your garden and our Laughing Buddha Nursery soil brand, Bag of Plenty™, offers micro batches of the highest quality garden soil.
Our Bag of Plenty™ soil blends, produced on our Northshore acreage, Local Cooling Farms, are formulated to have an ideal structure, macronutrients, micronutrients, and beneficial microorganisms for growing plants in our region. 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 one cubic foot bags and one cubic yard super sack totes.
We offer home delivery of one cubic yard to three cubic yards of soil at a time. Please contact us for current availability, pricing and delivery schedules.
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, worm castings and chicken litter compost.
This unique mix is a byproduct of European Nightcrawler worms raised in peat moss for fishing bait. We screen the material 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 amending existing garden beds.
Our worm casting are produced by feeding our red wigglers a special mix of organic matter that has gone through an initial stage of static pile composting. Screened to 1/4” 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.
Chicken Litter Compost:
Our chickens at Local Cooling Farms start their lives in deep litter bedding in brooders in our barn, move to a hoophouse barn as “teenagers” and finally move out to our pasture flock at 4-6 months old. While in the brooder and the hoophouse, we constantly layer fresh pine mulch bedding for the chickens to scratch and peck through and dust bathe in. They of course manure the area and through natural habits, scratch and turn the manure right into the bedding, and it begins composting through that process.
Once the chickens move out, we muck out the entire area and let it age and compost for additional months, then screen it to ¼ inch. This product therefore has the macronutrients of a manure fertilizer, along with the micronutrients of a compost product.
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 from national brands, 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.
Strawberry Fields® Potting Soil is a similar blend to Ocean Forest, with coco coir instead of peat moss and a fertilizer blend designed to amp up blooms, fruits and berries.
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.
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. Implement this pathogen-free media to your potting soil or in place of bark as an attractive and all-natural ground cover.
Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
We carry an array of dry fertilizer mixes from FoxFarm’s Happy Frog line, including Jumpstart, Marine Cuisine, Tomato & Vegetable, Fruit & Flower, Premium Lawn & Bat Guano. In addition, we sell soil amendments such as Azomite, green sand, bone meal, blood meal, kelp meal, garden lime, gypsum, perlite and vermiculite.