May 12, 2015
This seed starter soil was simply great. This is the first time I have tried it and this is the BEST my seed starts have EVER done!! i did not have a single case of root rot in my seedlings and they all grew nice and strong. It's packed with beneficial microbes (mycorrhizae) to stimulate root growth and enhance fertilizer uptake, humic acid to help in seed germination, and earthworm castings to help plants thrive. It measures 26 quarts or 1 cubic foot of soil.
Contains an organic blend of mycorrhizae fungi (a powerful root stimulator), sphagnum peat moss, horticultural perlite, earthworm castings, granite dust, humic acid and oyster shell (for pH adjustment). Great for starts, transplants, and growing plants indoors and outdoors. I will be using this soil again and would highly recommend it to ANYONE!!!
January 05, 2023
i start all my cannabis plants in solo cups with this soil. ive tried other "seed starter" soils, and some are okay.... but this one is by far the best. first, because its nice and airy; no clumps of matter. the young roots have a wonderful time spreading out within the medium. second, it contains a bit of myc and humic acid- both beneficial, especially for early seedlings. i typically add some more microbes to the mix, and by the time im ready to transplant, the roots are robust, healthy and the soil is ALIVE. you want to give your roots an early relationship with beneficial microbes and fungi, and this soil will aide in doing that. definitely a fan, and will always use this to start my plants.
March 16, 2015
Great germination rate! I've used other Fox Farm soils like ocean forest and happy frog (both of which are great in their own way) but this light warrior has given me better results with seedlings. People complain about the perlite being to big, I haven't had a problem with it. Since this soil isn't exactly the most nutrient rich, I do mix it with some compost. 3 parts light warrior to 1 part compost seems to work great for me and starting off my seeds. I do believe it's cheaper to buy this soil in local stores if you have one near you, but if not, at least you know that your getting a quality bag for starting seeds or when transplanting. Good stuff!
March 04, 2020
I was recommended by FoxFarm directly to use this light warrior soil for carnivorous plants. They need soil with basically no nutrients in it and some combination of peat and perlite so this seems like a good option. I just got my drosera regia (king sundew) seeds today so it'll take a while for it to actually germinate and grow, but once it does i'll try to update my review. I read that these sundews actually appreciate light soil fertilizing so i'm hoping the earthworm castings will be light enough. I'm also waiting on Pinguicula gigantea (giant butterwort) seeds so Ill have more than 1 sample to report back with.
March 10, 2015
Great mix.. HOWEVER... the mix came very very dry and it's hard to get moist again. I've watered it about 6 times in the past 12 hours to keep it from drying out again (it dries quickly). I assume it will take a few days to get back to normal.
The pearlite in this mix is big, some of it is stone size. Not good if you're starting small seeds.
The mix is nice and light though. Be sure to start feeding after 5 days as the bag directs.
Overall I will be buying this mix again next year, some sifting/grinding may be required though because of the pearlite.
Gardener from TX
February 25, 2015
jenarzo hit the nail on the head with her review - this mix is way too coarse for a seed starting mix. The pearlite in the mix is much too big for small seeds. Fortunately, I was starting tomatoes (probably as small a seed as one would want to start in this mix) and not petunias or snaps or lettuce. For large seeds (think cucumber) this mix may be alright but it is much better suited for cuttings or transplanting.
June 04, 2020
...this stuff is epic. Last year I started my plants in good old Miracle Grow seed starter. They all germ'd but were slow to get going. This year I started in Light Warrior. My lawd...they all germ'd and immediately began their land race. I plan on adding this to my super soil mix next year. Root propagation is stupid fast and strong in this stuff, can't wait to see what it does for an outdoor grow.
March 03, 2021
This was my second purchase of this product. I have been very pleased with the quality of the mix and my vegetable and flower seeds seem to agree. Their germination and growth rate are very high, and this medium is also effective when used for transplanting seedlings to larger containers. I was always a Pro Mix user, but this product is equally, if not more, effective.
February 01, 2019
This stuff is very light and germinates seeds great. With a seedling mat underneath, it tends to dry out fast.Way better than the organic soil I have bought at Walmart in the past. Love all of Fox Farm products so far. That includes Happy Frog and Ocean Forest.
June 01, 2016
This is a very good soilless seed starter, but a bit expensive. I had pretty good results with it this year, but I didn't notice a difference between the seeds I started in this versus those started in a cheaper blend (Metro Mix).
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