Coast of Maine Bar Harbor Blend Premium Potting Soil 2cf Bag


Find out how much you need with soil and mulch calculators HERE:

Coast of Maine Bar Harbor Blend Premium Potting Soil is now available in a new, lighter formulation. It is made with salmon, blueberry, lobster and other composts, calcium and chitin-rich lobster shells, sphagnum peat, perlite and kelp meal and designed for potting house plants, planting hanging baskets, window boxes and all containers. The compost gives it deep dark brown color as well as helping retain moisture.

Healthy soil is the key to healthy plants

recycleThe key to successful growing is soil quality. Healthy soil that is rich in organic material means healthy, disease resistant plants that require less watering and feeding.

Organic material is naturally recycled plant and animal matter that has been allowed to decompose slowly and return to the soil. In a word, COMPOST! The finest compost-based soils and mulches combine decomposed marine and plant matter teeming with the naturally occurring micro-organisms all plants need for healthy growth.

Here at Coast of Maine we are proud of the quality of our composts. We start with carefully designed and tested recipes and the very best ingredients. Just as important, we pay close attention to detail throughout the composting process. That means frequent turning, sampling and testing and a lengthy aging and curing process.

Bar Harbor Blend is a unique, compost-based potting soil designed for all your container gardening needs. Remember, healthy soil is the key to growing healthy plants.

We use all natural ingredients

seaweedBar Harbor Blend is a rich mixture of well-aged compost, seaweed (ascophyllum nodosum), very old dark bark, peat and perlite. It was  designed specifically for growing and maintaining healthy, disease resistant plants when used with regular applications of plant food. Bar Harbor Blend is carefully formulated from natural ingredients to provide an ideal balance between water retention, soil texture, drainage and aeration in a consistent growing medium.

Follow these few simple steps

Getting Ready


How much Bar Harbor Blend Potting Soil will you need? Use the calculator in the right-hand sidebar to select the container you are using, how many and what product size you have.


Make sure your selected pot(s) have drainage holes.

If you are combining different plants, make sure they are good companions (i.e. they like similar amounts of sun or shade and moisture conditions).


  • Fill your container with potting soil and   tamp down lightly to reduce total volume.
  • Scoop out a hole in the soil for each plant deep enough so the top of the rootball will end up   about 1” below the edge of the container.
  • Remove the plants from their nursery pots and place in the holes.
  • Add more potting soil until it is level all  around your plants.
  • Tamp everything down again gently with the flat of your palms
  • Water carefully to avoid disturbing the  top layer of soil.
  • Repeat watering several times until water drains from the bottom of the container.


wateringContainer plants need to be regularly watered and occasionally fed. For best results, water only when the soil is slightly dry to the touch. Because Bar Harbor Blend is naturally dark in color, it may be hard to tell just by sight. Feed regularly with an organic plant food.

For organic production

omrilogoThis product meets the organic production standards of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is OMRI listed for organic production. Download the OMRI certification here.

ShrubBucket Delivery Area

We hand-deliver to all of the areas located in green in the above map.
Hand-delivery is FREE on orders over $45 in the green counties. 

We are excited to now be serving the Chicago, West Michigan, Baltimore and D.C. markets!