Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a full list of the ingredients used in all of the Opus Grows dark, rich and fluffy soil mixes. Each Opus soil product has it’s own unique mix of ingredients. You can find these outlined on their corresponding product pages.
Coconut coir fiber, sphagnum peat moss, pumice, perlite, organic compost, aged bark fines, worm castings, wood biochar, diatomaceous earth, natural limestone (for pH adjustment), fish bone meal, bat guano, feather meal, blood meal, alfalfa meal, shrimp meal, humic acid (derived from leonardite), basalt rock dust, and kelp meal. They also contain the non-plant food ingredient mycorrhizae, which attaches itself to a live root system and acts as a conduit for nutrients and minerals from the soil straight to your gorgeous plants.
One of the most important ingredients in our blends is the organic compost. We make it ourselves right here in Eugene, OR - an exceptionally green-minded community. It’s local, consistent, and one of the cleanest in the US.
For your bagged soil: once you receive our package store it in a cool and dry place and try not to let it be exposed to the outside elements for too long. Once you open your Opus bag try to keep the remaining soil in a tight-seal container. Compost is a major attractor for the gnats, so be particularly careful with the Bio-Tope, which is very rich in compost.
Yes, they are! Please turn the bag inside out and rinse to clean out any residual debris. Recycle at any recycling center accepting low density polyethylene plastic (LDPE). Before you hand it off for recycling, however, consider reusing it. The Opus bag can easily be turned into a tarp for the next time you are repotting your favourite succulents.
SHIPPING & BILLING
We move our soil quickly. From its creation at our place to its arrival at your doorstep, we aim for a maximum of two to three weeks, depending on where in the US you are located. We skip the middleman and deliver straight from our family-owned mixing facility in Oregon to you.
Opus Grows Mixes Zero, 1, 2, and 3 show up at your door in a sturdy, 25”x19”x5” cardboard box (one full bag per box). Opus Grows Bio-Tope arrives in a slightly smaller 24”x17x4” box (also one full bag per box). Each box weighs no more than 45 pounds, but if you cannot lift heavy items, ask the UPS delivery person to store it somewhere safe and convenient for you. All boxes are neatly closed and sealed with tape. We always use UPS shipping and tracking for all of our packages.