First of all, let me say, I am not a gardener, and, altough I worked as a Landscape Designer for many years, I didn't handle the care of plants directly - only the conditions in wich they should be planted. Right now, living in a apartment, I'm trying to have a herb garden. During the winter, here in Idaho, they have to stay indoors. I've bought this product to replant some of them that weren't in great shape (coriander, sage and rosemary). I bought it because of the "Multicote" - tecnically, a controlled release fertilizer, that, according to the maker, will not release extra fertilizer on hot days. The fertilizer is supposed to last for six months. Also, this potting soil can be used to any plant you have. So far so good. After replanting my herb garden, first they have a couple weeks adapting, when they weren't looking so great, but now they are recovering fine. The fabricant recommend liquid fertilizer after planting, wich I didn't do, so that's why I think they had such a hard time. This soil also have a good amount of peat moss; I notice that my plants needs to be watered less often, probably because of that. It can hold moisture really well, without getting damp.