A phrase stuck with me when I started organic growing, “feed the soil, not the plants.” This sentiment is the core of organic growing and it's why we choose Fort Vee to start all of our seedlings. I've been impressed both by its fertility and lack of weed seed. The seedlings we produce for our farm and annual seedling sale are healthy and robust. Once seedling production is over we flip our greenhouse benches, fill them with 2 ½ inches of Fort Vee and plant salad mix for the winter. We're usually able to get 3 cuttings with no supplemental fertility! Thank you for an excellent product and a knowledgeable, friendly staff that is always there to answer questions.
Newton Community Farm
I first used Vermont Compost potting soils on my farm in 2008. Since then, I've never looked back. Their nutrient packed soils keep my plants happy and healthy, and give them a great head start.
Chip Allen Natvig
Pebble Brook Farm
East Braintree, VT
In 20 years of growing, Fort Vee is the best potting mix I have ever used. I experience a better growth rate due to soluble ingredients and the soil doesn’t shrink like most potting mixes. This is very important in order to avoid root exposure and stunted growth. In nature, that (shrink) doesn’t happen.
Foote Brook Farm
Fort Light has been a mainstay on my farm for the last 10 seasons. For healthy seedling production there is nothing better, more consistent, or dependable on the market.
Fort Vee is awesome, makes perfect soil blocks, grows big healthy plants, tastes decent, full of pretty granite, biologically active. Thanks for making weak transplants and poor germination one less thing to worry about.
Good Work Farm
We have used Fort Vee potting soil on our farm for over 20 years. The return we get with healthy, vigorous plants makes this investment an easy business decision.
I like Fort Vee because it retains moisture longer than lighter mixes. This allows me to do other things on the farm instead of being completely tied to the greenhouse at a busy time of the year.
High Ledge Farm
As a diversified direct market vegetable and flower grower for over two decades, only the best materials will do for our farm and community. Karl and the team at Vermont Compost Company have held as high a standard of ethic and quality as I would expect from our own farm. Vermont Compost is a company I trust and depend upon. I appreciate the down to earth, personal experience I have come to know. Fort Vee is a main ingredient in the success of our propagation system here at Stone Barns Center. Thanks for the great work!
Stone Barns Center
Pocantico Hills, NY
Starting your seeds in high quality soil is one of the most important steps you can take to rear healthy and vibrant plants. This first step in a plant's life is so very critical and cannot be overstated. This is why I choose to purchase Fort Vee every spring to start my vegetable and herb seeds. I also use Compost Plus to give my seedlings an extra punch when I go to plant them into the ground. I have used other potting soils before and have been disappointed by low germination rates and sickly plants. With Fort Vee I have always attained great germination and beautiful plants. Witness organically, the true miracles Vermont Compost Company can grow! It is absolutely worth your dollar.
Please spread the word to your hardworking friends at the company: This farmer in NH thinks your potting mix is the best. I have trialed several soil blends in the last few years. From now on I am sticking with Vermont Compost Company.
Fox Den Farm
New Boston, NH
Everything else is just dirt. This is soil and it gets rave reviews from my customers every year. They cannot believe how well their plants grow after starting in Vermont Compost Company potting soil.
One fall I decided I couldn't afford my usual Vermont Compost order. I decided to try another brand which turned out to be inconsistent and chunky, resulting in terrible performance. I lived to regret my decision and belatedly ordered a sling bag from Vermont Compost! It was embarrassing to apologize for my plants and I feel I put my business at risk, opting for an inferior soil! I will not repeat that mistake!
Your product is clearly superior to the locally available organic potting soil. In your soil, seeds germinate faster and more evenly. The plants grow more quickly, ready to transplant up to two weeks earlier. They have more developed root systems and stronger top growth at transplanting time. All this results in higher quality plants in the field, contributing higher yields, all of which puts more money in my pocket. Couldn't be happier.
We use Fort Vee to germinate seed for our vegetable and retail seedling operation. The mix excels both in containers and soil blocks. Fort Vee produces robust, hearty plants that thrive. We have come to trust Vermont Compost for the quality and consistency of their product and appreciate their dedication to a rich, interconnected, biological processes of a healthy organic farm system and a healthy planet. Our experience with the staff has been excellent. Whether ordering or responding to technical support queries, they are prompt, friendly and professional. We feel they are committed to helping our business succeed.
Prentice and Polly
We have trusted Vermont Compost potting mixes for over thirteen years and we use them exclusively. They have provided consistent results for all of our field transplants, with little need for additional nutrients. We also use Vermont Compost soils for all of our retail plants. Customers have come to expect the high quality soil products that support the health of their plants. We are proud to use Vermont Compost soils every day and confidently recommend them to our customers.
Cedar Circle Farm
East Thetford, VT