The digested fiber in Magic Dirt™ is a byproduct made exclusively from DVO, Inc.’s patented anaerobic digestion (AD) process.  Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which naturally occurring microorganisms transform waste into valuable byproducts in a controlled, oxygen-free environment.

  • Independent growth tests confirm Magic Dirt™ equal to or better than leading brands
  • For use indoors, outdoors, in containers and mixed with gardens soils
  • Can be used to grow flowering plants, vegetables and herbs without any added ingredients.
  • Certified as Premium Potting Soil by Mulch and Soil Council
  • Certified under USDA's BioPreferred Program as 100% BioBased (all organic ingredients)
  • Certified for use in organic production by State of Idaho
  • Certified organic by the Organics Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

A recent study commissioned by the Innovation Center for U. S. Dairy, which was established by dairy producers, reports that the digested organic fiber that is used in MAGIC DIRT™ “provides an environmental advantage in comparison to peat moss for all indicators examined... (R)eplacing peat moss with dairy digester fiber in the US market could avoid the release of greenhouse gases equivalent to 5.8 million metric tons of CO2-eq."

MAGIC DIRT™ is formulated with anaerobically digested organic fiber and composted forest products.  However, it is not compost, and it contains no peat moss, coir, perlite or vermiculite.

When using MAGIC DIRT™ in pots, fill the pot to overflowing and brush away excess so that top of MAGIC DIRT™  is even with the top of the pot.   Water pot thoroughly, making sure all of the MAGIC DIRT™ is damp, before planting seeds or plants.  


University researchers studied anaerobically digested fiber to determine if it could serve effectively as a soil amendment for potted plants. The fiber (bottom row) was compared to a peat mix (top row).  See the difference?  We can't either.

Recently, MAGIC DIRT™ underwent the ultimate growth test: the dreaded high school science project.  A 14-year-old 9th grade boy took three Chinese parsley bedding plants of equal size and planted one in dirt from his mother's flower bed in the front yard, a second in a store-bought leading brand of premium potting mix, and the third in MAGIC DIRT™ .  Over a six-week period, he watered them equally and exposed them to equal amounts of sunlight.  That's all he did and produced these results.