Originally Posted by Traceofvenom
Ever find a discount? Their shipping charges are absurd. Two 1.5 Liter bags $60....Shipping $81 fuck a bunch of that shit!
I hear you, shipping is tough. You must be located far away from us in WA State. I've tried negotiating with UPS for better rates, which helps, but the soil weighs around 40 lbs since we use pumice instead of perlite and other heavy ingredients like basalt, glacial rock dust, and fish compost.
We are a really small company of only 12 people, running a 7 acre farm. I wish we could command the shipping rates of a company like Amazon.
I am exploring options to have mixing facilities in other states, but it's a long process of registering with the state, sourcing local materials, and then creating a soil mix that will match or exceed what we currently offer. The biggest issue I've had is finding a quality compost or earthworm castings that's affordable and I would want to grow in.
We are doing our best, but I realize for people far away, that's not much of a solution. You might see if Buildasoil is closer or check out our Nutrient Pack, which allows you mix our same recipe using local inputs (peat, compost, aeration).
Or, post some ingredients on here of what you can source locally and tag me and I'm happy to chime in with input on a recipe.
Hope that helps!