Growing Medium

Vital Earth’s® Organic Potting Soil


Our high-quality organic potting soil is the perfect medium in which you grow all your fruits and vegetables. With sphagnum peat moss, which increases the holding capacity of air and water and decomposes very slowly, your plants are sure to be happy and healthy from seeding to harvest. In addition to sphagnum peat moss, our organic potting soil also contains an earthworm bedding, which helps nutrient and water absorption. As if it weren’t enough, our organic potting soil also contains our own specially formulated Vital Earth’s® Organic Compost OMRI, which provides fertility to soil as well as suppressing disease. Humus helps your soil retain moisture by increasing its microporosity.

  • Contains Vital Earth’s® Organic Compost OMRI
  • Mega Worm® earthworm castings promotes enhanced germination, root growth, plant-growth, crop yield & water-holding capacity in soils.
  • Contains mycorrhizal fungi and Vital Earth’s® Powdered Glacial Rock.
  • Contains guano, peat moss, and pumice.

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Available in:

  • 1 cu. ft. bags (70 per pallet) & 2 yd totes.

Application Rates:

Directions For Transplanting: Vital Earth’s® Organic Potting Soil is great for transplanting vegetables, flowers, herbs, and fruits.

Planter Boxes and Raised Beds: Fill to desired level and plant.

Vital Earth’s® Loose Coco®


Vital Earth’s® Loose Coco® is a natural fiber made from coconut husks and is a renewable resource alternative to peat moss. The extraction of the coconut fiber from the huskes gives the by-product called coco pith, or coco coir.

Vital Earth’s® Loose Coco® is a 100% natural growing medium that is naturally dried in the sun and then processed to produce Vital Earth’s® Loose Coco®. This makes an excellent growing medium for hydroponics or container plant growing.

  • 100% Coconut husk fibers

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Application Rates:

Amend one 1.5 cubic ft bag of Vital Earth’s® Loose Coco® to 10 cu. ft. of Vital Earth’s® Potting Soil for extra airation and water retention.

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Vital Earth’s® Coco Lite


Vital Earth’s® Clean Shredded Coco Pith is a 100% natural growing medium that is naturally dried in the sun and then processed to produce Vital Earth’s® Shredded Coco Pith®. When perilite and our mycorrhizal blend is added, this makes an excellent mix for growing medium for container plant growing or as a medium for hydroponics.

Derived from: Vital Earths Shredded Coco Pith, Hydrothermally-changed Dacite (Montmorillonite, Chlorite, Pyrophyllite, Kaolinite) 

ALSO CONTAINS NON-PLANT FOOD INGREDIENTS: Endomycorrhizal fungi spores 1.5 spores/gram each of: Glomus aggregatum, G. etunicatum, G. mosseae; 1.1 spores/gram each of G. intraradices; .3 spores/gram each of G. clarum, G. deserticola, G. monosporus; .2 spores/gram each of Gigaspora margarita, Paraglomus brasilianum; 400 spores/gram of Pisolithus tinctorius; 55 spores/gram each of Scleroderma cepa, S. citrinum; 25 spores/gram each of Rhizopogon amylpogon, R. fulvigleba, R. villosullus, Laccaria laccata; 24 spores/gram each of R. luteolus

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Application Rates:

One measure of Vital Earth’s® Coco Lite to 5 measures of Vital Earth’s® Potting Soil for extra airation and water retention.

Tips:

  • For best results, use only with gradual release lower-analysis organic fertilizers. Stronger synthetic fertilizers can harm the mycorrhizal fungi

Vital Earth’s® Organic Manna Mix


This is our superior coconut-based planting mix. With Vital Earth’s® Coconut Pith, the holding capacity of the extra-long strands of burgundy extra-low saline content coconut coir, creates the perfect water-to-air ratio for this ideal container planting mix,your plants are sure to be happy and healthy from seeding to harvest with the specially formulated Vital Earth’s® Manna Mix consisting of a superior blend Vital Earth’s® Coconut Pith, sphagnum peat moss, perlite, pumice, Mega Worm® earthworm castings, Vital Earth’s® Organic Compost OMRI, Vital Earth’s® Rose & Flower Mix, Vital Earth’s® Powdered Glacial Rock.

  • Contains Vital Earth’s® Coconut Pith (low saline)
  • Contains Vital Earth’s® Rose & Flower Mix
  • Mega Worm® earthworm castings promotes enhanced germination, root growth, plant-growth, crop yield & water-holding capacity in soils.
  • Contains mycorrhizal fungi and Vital Earth’s® Powdered Glacial Rock.
  • Fortified with Vital Earth’s® Organic Compost OMRI

MSDS:

Available in:

  • 1.5 cu. ft. bags (62 per pallet) & 2 yd totes.

Application Rates:

Directions For Transplanting: Vital Earth’s® Manna Mix is excellent for transplanting flowers and herbs. Also ideal as a container-growing media.

Planter Boxes and Raised Beds: Fill to desired level and plant.

Tips:

  • TIP 1: Don’t forget to use Vital Earth’s® PHC BIOPAK® every time you transplant!
  • TIP 2: After transplanting into Vital Earth’s® Manna Mix in conjunction with Vital Earth’s® PHC BIOPAK® for the 1st time watering, wait 3-5 days before beginning your Vital Earth’s® Liquid Seabird Grow 4-3-4 and/or Vital Earth’s® Seabird Liquid Bloom 2-5-0 (See chart in Vital Earth’s® Soil Building Products catalog mixing guide for compost and/or fertilizer teas).

Vital Earth’s Coco Block


Coconut Pith is a natural fiber made out of coconut husks, and is a renewable resource alternative to peat moss. The extraction of the coconut fiber husks gives the by-product called coco pith, or coco coir. Coco pith is a 100% natural growing medium. Coco pith is naturally dried in the sun, and is the processed to produce different items such as our coco pith block. This makes an excellent growing medium fr hydroponics or container plant growing. Clean coco pith has natural rooting hormones and anti-fungal properties.

  • Renewable resource alternative to peat moss
  • Excellent water retention.
  • Extra low in saline.
  • Extra long strand fiber.
  • Great for soil mixes!

MSDS:

Available in:

  • 2.5 cu. ft. bricks (210 bricks per pallet)

Application Rates:

Gently add water and crumble into soil. Ratio of coco pith to soil dependent upon amount of water retention desired.

Tips:

  • Preferred dry break-up method for best results require a chipper shredder.