Organic Products

With so many of us trying hard to eat local, it’s no wonder that having homegrown produce has become so popular. Many people are trying their hand at growing their food, in both urban and rural settings. Whether you have a small garden box or a large backyard vegetable garden, the type of soil you use is key to producing robust, high-quality produce.

At Greely Sand & Gravel, we are proud to offer our customers two top-quality products that are certified for organic growing. Both our Greely’s Topdressing Soil, and our Mushroom Compost are excellent options if you are pursuing organic growing, or just want to make sure that you are using the best quality soil for your plants.

Greely’s Topdressing Soil has been a customer favourite for three decades! This specially blended triple-mix soil combines screened topsoil, black peat, and locally sourced Mushroom Compost to produce a product that is easy to work with and is certified for organic growing. If you are starting a new vegetable garden, garden box, or potted plants, Greely’s Topdressing Soil is the perfect choice! No need to add any extra fertilizers or soil conditioners – simply fill the area with Greely’s Topdressing Soil, plant your fruits and vegetables, water, and harvest. We recommend giving your plants at least 12” of soil depth to allow a strong and healthy root system to develop.

Greely’s Mushroom Compost comes from Carleton Mushroom Farm in Osgoode and is an organic soil conditioner that provides a variety of nutrients and minerals to your plants. If you have an existing garden and want to improve the soil quality, simply add Greely’s Mushroom Compost to your soil at a ratio of one part Mushroom Compost to two parts soil, ensuring that the Mushroom Compost is mixed well into the soil. Spring is the best time to add Mushroom Compost to your garden, as it will improve soil health before planting season.

Wondering what it means that these products are certified for organic growing? To receive this certification from CSI (Centre for Systems Integration), we undergo rigorous testing and inspection of our screening and blending procedures, and must regularly test and inspect our products to ensure that there is no variance in quality and no deviation from the standards that must be met to be certified for organic growing. This also means that our products are not treated with any chemicals, even those that might aid in preventing weed growth because that could invalidate our certification for organic growing.

In addition to having confidence that their soil is clean and top quality, our customers regularly report that fruits and vegetables grown in Greely’s Topdressing Soil are larger, juicer, and more vibrant than those grown in other soils. We have been making this soil blend from a trusted family recipe for more than 30 years, and have seen the incredible results firsthand. Choosing Greely’s Topdressing Soil and Greely’s Mushroom Compost means choosing to give your garden a head start.

When you choose Greely’s Topdressing Soil, or our Mushroom Compost, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are using a top-quality product to grow fruits and vegetables that you feel confident eating. We are pleased to be able to offer our customers these products that are certified for organic growing and available now for pick-up or delivery. To learn more about Greely’s Topdressing Soil or Mushroom Compost, and the convenient delivery options we offer, simply visit our online store or give us a call at 613-821-3003. We are your local partner for high-quality gardening products, certified for organic growing!