SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro

Friday, April 13, 2012

Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro

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Introducing Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix. The best planting mix from Miracle-Gro®. With Expand ‘n Gro™  Concentrated Planting Mix get the following benefits:  

• Feeds for up to 6 months 

• All natural fibers hold up to 50% more water than basic potting 
soil

**Expand ‘n GroTM is available at lawn and garden retailers in the Midwest, Northeast and Texas. Please visit expandngro.com for in-store availability information. Also available at Amazon.com.

The boys and I love to garden!!  Each year we have Rhubarb that comes back, and we plant Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, and Carrots. 

We also have a small flower garden.  We buy seeds, and the boys get to pick what they want to plant.  Sometimes we get creative and we mix the flower seeds, so we never know what's going to grow.  

Miracle-Gro is a must for anyone who gardens.  Their new Expand 'n Grow expands up to 3 times when mixed with water AND it feeds plants for up to 6 months!!

We have been using Miracle-Grow for years and we love it.  The plants grow faster and the veggies are bigger!!

It is easy to use, and you can find it at a lot of different stores.  We usually get ours at Home Depot.

 

We have tried generic potting soil before, and it is just not the same.
It dries out quickly, and does not have the same nutrients as Miracle-Gro
does.
 
One of the other products I like from Miracle-Gro is their plant food stakes.
These are green tube like sticks, that you put in pots or in your outside
garden to re nourish the soil.  I love these for inside plants.  Especially
in the winter.  I don't have the time or energy to be changing soil in the 
middle of winter.  So we add a few stakes, and we are set to go till spring!

Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix offers:

-Up to 3X the Flowers and Vegetables!* *versus native soil 
-Significantly improves soil for multiple years 
-Concentrated planting mix expands up to 3X when water is 
added 
-Feeds for up to 6 months 
-All natural fibers hold up to 50% more water than basic potting 
soil

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A UNIQUE BLEND OF MIRACLE‐GRO® PLANT FOOD AND COIR 

Expand ‘n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix is different from basic potting and garden soils. Because it’s a unique blend of Miracle‐Gro plant food and coconut coir fiber, a compact, lightweight, easy‐to‐carry and easy‐to‐store bag of Expand ‘n Gro can do everything a big, heavy bag of soil can do, only better. This concentrated planting mix expands up to 3 times when mixed with water, feeds plants for up to 6 months, makes native soil more workable and retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soil.

ALL‐NATURAL COCONUT COIR IS AT THE HEART OF EXPAND ‘N GROTM CONCENTRATED PLANTING MIX 
Coir is a lightweight, all‐natural material derived from coconut husk. Coir consists of 2 components: fiber (both long and short) and pith. Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, and Mexico are the top producing countries of coir. Harvesting coconuts begins with de‐husking. The copra (flesh) and milk of the coconuts are used as food, but the husk itself is also useful. First, long fibers are removed. These will be used in the manufacture of ropes, doormats, mattresses, automobile car seats, and garden pots. The remaining short fibers and the pith, which makes up about 70% of the weight of the husk, are by‐products of the fiber industry. Previously, these materials were disposed of, but now they are compressed and sold around the world as soil amendments.

COIR MAKES EXPAND ‘N GROTM PLANTING MIX AN EFFECTIVE SOIL AMENDMENT 
Most native soil, whether sandy, hard clay, or somewhere in between, is not ideal for plants. Improving and then maintaining the condition of native soil can be a daunting task, and many soil amendments last only one year. Bags of traditional garden soil and amendments are messy, heavy, and difficult to transport and store. Lightweight, concentrated Expand ‘n Gro is easy to use, and helps ensure plants get the right amount of moisture and air they need to thrive. The honeycomb shaped, sponge‐like cell structure of compressed coir pith re‐expands when water is added. This permanent re‐expansion of coir offers several benefits for plant growth, including improved moisture control and bulk density. And because coir contains a great deal of lignin, a slowly decomposing organic polymer, Expand ‘n Gro continues to benefit native soil for multiple years after it is first added.

KEY BENEFITS OF EXPAND ‘N GROTM PLANTING MIX: MOISTURE CONTROL & BULK DENSITY 
In pots or in‐ground, the absorbent coir fibers help ensure that water is used efficiently. Expand ‘n Gro retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soils and then releases water as plants need it, to help prevent over or under watering. Since moisture and nutrients must be able to reach plant roots, proper air space and circulation in soil is critical for plant health. Tilling this planting mix into native soil can reduce the soil’s bulk density – making it up to 40% lighter, and creating up to 90% more air space. The result is more workable native soil with better water holding ability, moisture distribution, and drainage, all of which ultimately creates an improved rooting environment for plants

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