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Scotts Organic Group "Miracle-gro" Potting Mix Plant Food 8 Qt. (Pack of 6) (Miracle-Gro)

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Scotts Organic Group "Miracle-gro" Potting Mix Plant Food 8 Qt. (Pack of 6) (Miracle-Gro)

  • May 11, 2011
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There are a lot of different types of potting soil on the market today, so how do you choose which one to buy. The easiest way that I know is to ask the attendant on the floor that stocks the shelves in your local home improvement store. Ever since we started setting pots inside of our garden several years ago, we have been using this particular potting mix and have never been disappointed with the outcome. Each of these bags will cost you about five dollars and you can usually find it cheaper if you purchase this in bulk at a warehouse club. I found this in a six pack for just under thirty dollars at Costco. I have also seen this on sale at Sam's club. This product is made in the USA in Marysville Ohio.

Description
This magical stuff comes in several different size bags, these are 8qt., 16qt., 1 cu. ft., 32qt., 1.5 cu. Ft., 2 cu. ft., 55qt. and 64qt. bags. Each bag weighs approximately 2.5 pounds. The mixture inside is a semi dark brown in color and is very lightweight. There is enough of this product in one bag to fill two (8")large planters.

Ingredients
This product is organically fill with forest products, compost, sphagnum peat moss, perlite, a wetting agent, and fertilizer.
 
Guaranteed Analysis
The total nitrogen is 0.21% (this includes 0.12% of ammoniacal nitrogen, 0.09% nitrate nitrogen), available phosphate (P2 O5) is 0.07%, soluable potash (K2O), is 0.14%, iron (Fe) is 0.10% (0.10% water soluable). This is also comes from: polymer coated: ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, calcium phosphate, potassium sulfate, and ferrous sulfate. Parts of the nitrogen, ammonium, and potash is coated for a time release affect.
 

What should this do for you?
This should do three main things for you when you transplant you new flowers into an different container and they are, this should help your plant grow twice as big as your regular black potting soil. This also has micromax nutrients mixed together for hearty and very vigorous plants. You should also get more brilliant and more flowering buds. This should also help you in the feeding department, you will not have to feed these plants for a length of six months. This plant food is a time continual released plant food. This will also save you time by not having to feed your plants for up to 6 months. There is no mixing or measuring. It also has a rich and organic materials to help with drainage and better air flow when it rains a lot. You also do not have to worry about only wetting the soil in one spot because the wetting agent in this will disperse the water to all of the dry spots. Mostly, this can be use on all types of flowers.

Experience
There is only a few things that you should know when using this potting soil. As I soon found out, no matter what size pot that you choose for your needs,  you will need to pick one that has a hole in the bottom to make sure that your plant does not drown from setting water. Once you have chosen one that you want, fill the pot about 1/3 of the way with this potting soil. Then pull your new plant out of its old holder and loosen or pull at the bottom of the plants roots. This will help in stimulating the roots and get them going in the right direction. This is kind of like waking your plant up and telling it that it is time to grow.

Once you have loosened the root ball, you should add more potting soil to the pot and press down lightly on the new soil to provide stability. When this is done you can water the plant in its new home and let it drain. If you do this in a similar way, you should get positive results just the way that we have. Every year we do this the same way and our flowers out bloom all of our neighbors plants.

There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this a successful transplant. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper lighting, and before water each time make sure that the mix is dry to the touch. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner or later you may have to feed your plant again and miracle-gro does have the proper food for all plants. The most important thing to remember is that you will need to replace the soil every year for the most excellent results.

Conclusion
If you are having trouble with your plants staying alive all summer long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. The only time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part this stuff will take care of all of your potted plants. Happy blooming this summer.
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There are a lot of different types of potting soil on the market today, so how do you choose which one to buy. The easiest way that I know is to ask the attendant on the floor that stocks the shelves in your local home improvement store. Ever since we started setting pots inside of our garden several years ago, we have been using this particular potting mix and have never been disappointed with the outcome. Each of these bags will cost you about five dollars and you can usually find it cheaper if you purchase this in bulk at a warehouse club. I found this in a six pack for just under thirty dollars at Costco. I have also seen this on sale at Sam's club. This product is made in the USA in Marysville Ohio.
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