Well I LOVED it last yr but didn’t receive it this year. Got sent Worm Casting Mix instead.
After more than 15 years of gardening in Burnaby, BC, this year I had the greatest success ever by starting seeds in Jordan's worm casting seedling mix. Broccoli, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, kabocha, butternut squash, leeks, celeriac, eggplant, lettuce – all had higher germination rates and more vigorous growth than I've ever seen in the past. It's more expensive than the typical "seed starter mix" you see in garden centres, but from my experience the worm casting mix is more than worth the price.
I will like to update my reivew on the seedling mix. I started my seeds in the seedling mix and some store bought mix. The seedlings from the pots I used the seedling mix definitely grew stronger and bigger (double in height and have thicker stems) than the one I just used regular store bought mixes. Highly recommend this together with the worm casting and 4-4-4. :)
I LOVE your seedling mix... honestly the tomato and pepper starts were out of the starting gate so much faster than previous years, and seemed stronger and happier too. If you can send me that link I will gladly put in an order for your tranplant kit!
Debbie Lee L.
Excellent customer service. Who would ever thought to receive soil in the mail Thank you Jordon and team Mind & Soil
Thanks worms and thank you Mind and Soil! What a difference the starter soil makes, amazing!!
I love the loose quality of the starting mix and the worm castings to help with the growth makes so much sense . . .and then following Jordan's suggestion of 5 seeds per 4 inch pot was brilliant . . .I have the prettiest healthiest looking coleus just waiting for warm weather!
Starting all my plants indoors with this mix. I had quick sprouting time with my seeds and they are happy!
Excellent soil. Will buy again
This was my first year starting seeds under a grow light and everything has germinated so well and no more tall leggy plants on my window sill. Many thanks to Jordan for the seedling mix and youtube tips on starting seeds indoors under a grow light. He was also kind enough to hand deliver the seedling mix when I was unable to make it to the pick up time.
This soil is far better than any soil I’ve ever used for starting seeds. My plants germinate faster, and grow faster, and healthier. It’s amazing. I will definitely order more next year, and the only change I would make would be to start my seeds a bit later because they grow so well. I have also appreciated the help and guidance along the way. Jordan has been fantastic at answering questions I’ve had.
99% germination rate so far this season. The plants are so big and beautiful that I'm running out of room in my seed starting area!
I’m such a baby seed starter gardener and it’s been so cold this spring….that my initial plantings are holding tight under grow lights in our ingested workshop…but I love your product. I will be successful…and/or support local farms :-)
I’m very happy with your seedling mix. The plant babies love it too!
Well my tomatoes are happy and growing fast, better than in previous years without this soil. Yay! Would definitely buy again.
I love this seedling mix!
I've been gardening for over 30 years and my plant babies have never looked greener and healthier.
Thank you to Jordan and West Coast Seeds.
Ready in Prince George to get to work. We will set up some seedlings in a few weeks as our planting time is usually in the first week of June. I will report back!!
I planted the seeds early March and as Jordan promised, 90% germinated in 3 days (grow light, heat mat) - and they started to grow. About a month later, the bottom leaves started turning yellow, so I gave them a fish fertilizer boost. Currently, several of the plants have sprouted flowers - since the bees haven't shown up yet ;-( I've used a Q-Tip to support pollination....fingers crossed
Beautiful seedling mix! I'll need to reorder soon because I went through my first 3 bags! And M&S also has an excellent library of content to help new growers to get started! Thanks Jordan!
I’ve been gardening in Burnaby, BC, for more than 15 years and starting my own seeds for about five years, using a standard peat-based seed starter mix like you find at any garden store. I wanted to test whether Jordan’s worm-castings mix is really better. I started six cells of leeks in the M&S mix and six in my regular mix – seeds from the same packet and all treated exactly the same. The difference was astounding. In the M&S mix I got nearly 100% germination and after just a couple of weeks those leeks were 3”-5” tall. In my peat-based mix hardly any had germinated and the few that did were maybe half an inch. Similar results for broccoli, kale, and celeriac. The test is over – I’m not bothering with the peat-based mix any longer, because M&S has proven to be so much better. I’ll definitely be ordering more next season.
Everything is thriving - peppers, tomatoes, squash, cukes, salvia, delphinium, watermelon … So happy with Mind and Soil worm castings seedling mix. And I keep the awesome burlap bags for all kinds of gardening storage after the mix is gone.
Greenhouse plants grew well.
Noticed soil was super for germination.
I started late this year, hoping not too late. My first time using this soil for my seedlings and so far I am very impressed. My kale seedling sprouted in less than a week!
These kale and freckles lettuce seeds were planted on Friday, April 8. On Monday, April 9 these seeds had germinated. I have been gardening for many years and this is the fastest germination rate that I have experienced. Must be the worm castings that I am using for the first time. As well, the temp is a steady 70 degrees and I water when the soil gets dry.
Linda Collins, Victoria
I am using it for the first time. And honestly in my garden journey, through Mind & Soil, I just learned of this item.. so I will know more this summer when everything is in bloom. We will see if my plants seem better this yr.
I bought WAY TOO MUCH!
Can I use it as some sort of Compost??
This seedling mix is feeding my plant babies very nicely
I used Mind and Soil seedling mix to grow all my heirloom tomatoes this season and they grew extremely well. There is nothing better than a healthy soil to achieve a healthy plant.
Tomatoes and basil planted in Lee Valley seed starters 5 days ago.
I can’t say enough good things about the Worm Castings Seedling Mix. All of my seedlings thrive when started in this mix. Last year was the first time I used the Worm Castings Seedling Mix, and I had the biggest harvests in years. Even the most difficult to germinate seeds respond so well to this mix. The conveniently packaged sizes make it easy to handle, and it fills an entire tray of 4” pots which takes the guesswork out of how much you need to order.
Seedlings are doing very well under the grow lamp. Now I’m anxious to try the worm castings soil out in the garden with direct sow for the next planting
I found that my seedlings were healthier than previous nursery seedling mix that I used.. My onions seedlings did great and did not shrivel up like last year. I have done transplants into larger pots. Some are getting too big and need to be moved to my not heated greenhouse but night temperatures are still too cold. I have gardened many years but always learning better techniques. Thank you for your eagerness in spreading gardening knowledge.
Hi Jordan, I am impressed how fast the the Transplanting Kit arrived. Very professional from your side!!! And I am even more impressed by the quality of the highly praised Hori Hori knife. Looking forward to 14th April Happy Hour. Thanks, Regula
I got decent seedlings last year, but this year using Jord's starter mix I am astounded at the growth I'm getting. One month later exactly, my plant babies are already teenagers, and ready to bust out of the house! My challenge will be keeping them happy until they're ready for the big world outside.
I haven’t started working on my garden yet. I garden out at our lake property in Alberta where there’s still some snow on the ground. Right now we’re actually at Sooke on Vancouver Island until April 25. I’m hoping by the time we return I’ll be able to check my garden areas at the lake and maybe even be able to plant some seeds.
Placed snow peas in pots, watered as suggested and three days later I have 12 snow peas germinated. Still waiting for my tomato seeds, planted at the same time. I have my fingers crossed.
It is a really good product, I'm using lights and a heat mat for tomato plants not the peas, they need a cooler shot at life.
First year using this mix. Indoor seedlings sprouted faster and are healthier looking than previous years. Looking forward to the gardening season. Thank you, Jordan!
Last summer I had great success with my garden. The worm castings are such an easy and effective way to feed the soil, especially in successive planting throughout the growing season.
John E. C.
It works like you said it would, some little tomato plants are coming up already. I put seeds in 4 pots on March 25.
This zebra plant was on deaths door. I tried everything. I repotted it using this soil and it has new green life in the center. I can't wait to start my seeds!
Excellent product. Saw germination on day 2 and our seedlings are thriving just over a month later. Could not be happier!
So far all of my wee seedlings look very healthy and happy and my turkey baster has never seen so much activity. I start a lot of seeds for a cut flower garden and the 5 seeds per 4 inch pot is great way to have a little bit of everything. The one other thing I do is once the seedlings are up I give them seaweed fertilizer
Just started sowing seeds indoors not long ago using the worm casting seedling mix, so I don't have a great picture to show off yet. Some seeds haven't sprouted yet ...
Love the mix, not too dry, not too damp.
Great seedling mix! My plant babies are growing so well
We did a side-by-side with "regular" starters that we've used before and the difference is dramatic!
Jorden...Its too early for me to judge this product as I have just recently planted my seeds.
however I am anxious to see the results and definitely enjoyed your talk at the SSGC meeting.
After 9 days!
I used the seeding mix with such relief, knowing I was starting my plants with the best. I am so excited to be gardening with mind and soil.
I haven’t used it yet but intend just as soon as it warms up a bit and I can garden.
Easy to work with and quick delivery to the Island. Our indoor babies starting showing in three days!
Onions sprouted in 5 daysfirst year trialing this seedling mix..lots of research to come very exciting
The worm castings are such a great addition to the garden. Jordan’s tips on Instagram and live video are so great too.
Jordan and his incredible company have developed products that my (new) garden and plant babies adore! (Seedling Mix and and Worm Casting!). One of my best memories of 2021 was getting into gardening and incorporating Jordan’s beautiful approach to health and mindfulness
Jordan brings incredible energy and joy to everything he does with Mind & Soil. From the fantastic products to his educational YouTube videos and his ever-popular Happy Hours, his commitment to sharing the mental health benefits of gardening with the world is infectious. Register for a Happy Hour and you'll see what I mean!
Mind and Soil’s worm castings seedling mix have an almost immediate effect on transplants. We noticed instant growth, in that our plants became vibrant and healthy literally over just a couple of days. We have never had our basil or peppers produce the way that they have since using your product. Even our flower boxes flourished and we attribute it to the introduction of Mind and Soil’s worm casting seedling mix. We know that we are part of nature - not separate from it - so it just makes sense that when we give these natural nutrients to the earth which grows our plants, then our plants give back natural nutrients to us. It’s a reciprocal relationship between us and the land. We are grateful to Mind and Soil for helping us to garden in a way that not only makes our garden more productive than it’s ever been, but in a way that reminds us that we are a part of the circle. It feels hopeful and good to know that we can make choices to have a positive impact on our own food security.
I'm waiting to use the bulk of the seedling mix in the Spring on new plants. In the meantime, I've used some on my houseplants and they are looking very happy!
I was impressed with the quality of the soil. I planted my pepper plants in it. Now I will wait and see the results.
Looking forward to starting my seeds in this blend next year!
I used it to start seeds indoors and to pot up my seedlings. It worked awesome. To compare I started some with other brands and potted up in other brand seedling mix and there was a visible difference. Mind and soil seedling mix help them grow much more faster and healthier than other brands.
Thankyou Mind & Soil.
I love having the choice of a natural and organic growing medium to kick start my new plants! The best part is it’s a small BC homegrown business, go Jordon and team!!
Jordan made process of ordering very smooth. This is our first time planting from seeds and the instructions provided were easy to follow with great results.
Great product, seeds germination was better than any previously used products. Had 100% germination! Reusable packaging is excellent
Passion passion passion. Jordan brings it, and as someone who is a full on gardening virgin I felt so good knowing I’m in good hands. Someone who care so deeply is a dream to work with.
´Black Gold’ soil was exactly what my veggie garden was missing! With Jordan’s expertise, making ‘worm tea’, and feeding the garden pigs (mostly zucchini’s), my garden flourished last season. Can’t wait to get it going again with these fabulous nutrients
Jordan was so great at offering advice on exactly the best ways to apply and use the work castings. He is so passionate about gardening and sharing knowledge, and his effort pays off in his product.
Jordan has been extremely helpful! This was my first year gardening and his advice and great soil have helped me grow my garden and my love of it! I’m super thankful I’ve found Mind & Soil and now I’ve got a “soil guy”!
Best compost I ever used. My plants are thriving with it. Can be used as soil on its own or as compost. Jordan is very helpful and happy to answer any questions about how to use it etc. Very happy with my purchase.
This seedling mix has been great for my indoor plants. My lemon tree especially has been flourishing with it.
Jordan's knowledge and passion for what he does is contagious. I was so excited to use the worm castings and my baby garden thanked me! I definitely won't ever garden without it in the years to come :)
The best product I have ever used!
My plants love it. Thank you
I used this on all my veg last year and got quick results on my later veg like zucchini when all my neighbours and friends said it wouldn’t produce , that it was too late to plant them! Thanks to my special worm poop dirt!❤️
This is a great product!! My plants are thriving!
I found the seedling mix to be well-blended and to perform better than Miracle Grow and other well-known brands. The seedlings grew bigger and stronger than they did in previous years when I was using other brands.
The worm casting seedling mix was a great addition to our gardening watering/feeding routine. We saw our plants grow faster and they began producing more fruit and veg.
My daughter and I, first time gardeners, used the seedling mix and saw a lot of success this summer! Harvested our plants multiple times as we used it throughout the summer. Looking forward to gardening season again this year!
Night and day difference between the plants that got it and those that didn't. The fine texture makes it easy to mix with water and give your plants little boost through the summer. Hell of a product.
I am new to gardening and with Jordan’s expert knowledge and guidance plus the addition of the Black Gold I was looking like a seasoned pro by the end of the summer! Thanks Jordan!
Really helped my spinach thrive!
I repotted several of my plants that needed a spruce and they absolutely thrived in the seedling mix. My monsterra in particular put out so many new leaves. Definitely would recommend this to anyone who loves their houseplants.
I love it I add to my tropical plant medium. Great product and service
I used the mix on my
Red and yellow peppers.
They had very little life until I lightly dug in the worm casting.
It made a great difference.
I'm looking forward to using it this spring
These castings are a great source of beneficial microbes and beneficial bacteria for all gardens. I always amend my soils with at least 30% casting along with compost teas that also contain castings. Jordan is great to work with, very personable!
Jordan's soil brought my babies back to life! The plant that was suffering the most now has so much new growth. It was very easy to put the new (amazing) soil on the top and Jordan was helpful in explaining to mix it in so the goodies can seep down into the roots.