The developer of a specialty soil designed specifically for growing cannabis says sales for Kryptonite have been slow to start but are beginning to build.
“We brought it out when most were soon to harvest their plants,” said Neil Leblanc, who owns Growing Green Earthworm Castings & Kryptonite soil with his wife, Shannon.
“Since the new year we have been getting phone calls and orders are now being placed for this spring.”
LeBlanc adds that some buyers are calling for worm castings, a mainstay of the business from its beginning in 2011, because last year it was a four-to-six-week waiting period for some orders. Worm casting and/or soil blends can be customized in bulk by pre-order for gardeners.
Kryptonite is being sold to retailers in 1.5-cubic-foot bags as well as in bulk (30 or 60 cubic feet.)
Kryptonite contains over a dozen organic supplements, including the worm castings.
“Many don’t understand it’s an add water-only soil,” said LeBlanc.
He says they have had inquiries about the specialty soil from as far away as California and Australia and high interest from Ontario and Quebec.
The business ships anywhere in Canada via mail or courier. A Newfoundland distributor has been added as well as a retail store. New distributors are continually updated on the website.
“The vibe on the net is they call our soil ‘the Magical Soil’ and we’ve heard it many times now. It makes us chuckle to hear our soil that we work so hard to perfect being called this. It’s surreal, really,” said LeBlanc.