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Fort Vee

All-Purpose Compost-Based Potting Mix

Our flagship soil, Fort Vee is a complete germinating and growing-on mix designed for soil blocking* that is also excellent for trays, pots, and containers. This living soil provides balanced nutrition and exceptional texture to grow vibrant, sturdy transplants.


Blended from mature compost; sphagnum peat moss; crushed, washed, screened granite/basalt blend; coconut coir; vermiculite; gypsum; blood meal; feather meal; kelp meal; bone meal.


  • Seed germination
  • Soil blocks*
  • Transplanting vegetable and flower starts
  • Transplanting houseplants

*Note: as Fort Vee is screened to 1/2", the use of mini soil blockers may require additional user screening to meet mini blocker specifications.

Best Practices

Prep For Use

Wet product with warm water a few hours prior to planting or soil blocking. This allows the soil to stabilize and prevents soil from washing out of pots or trays.


Avoid drastic changes in moisture/saturation. Store undercover, out of direct sunlight. Protect from weed seed, petroleum products, and other contaminants.

Supplemental Fertility

Usually, no additional fertility is required. If roots have filled the container and fertility is needed, top-dress with Compost Plus and water in.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store in a neutral environment which encourages moisture retention and protects from UV light. For optimal performance of living soil, we suggest using it within 6-9 months from the date of purchase, although it may perform adequately for up to 12 months. For more detailed information, please refer to our article on storage and handling. 

Unit LBS Per Bag Bags Per Pallet Yards Per Pallet LBS Per Yard Total Weight With Pallet
1 Cubic Yard N/A N/A N/A 850 N/A
2 Yard Sling 1700 1 2 850 1750
60 Quart Bags 63 27 2 850 1750
20 Quart Bags 21.3 80 2 850 1750
6 Quart Bags 6.3 270 2 850 1750


"The phrase, “feed the soil, not the plants,” is why we choose Fort Vee. The seedlings we produce 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!"

-Greg Maslowe, Newton Community Fam, Newton, MA

"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."

-Richard Wiswall, Cate Farm, Plainfield, VT