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Miracle Grow Garden Soil

Posted by dbtfaith none (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 11:53

I'm new to the forum and have a question. This will probably be hilariously funny to those of you which know much more about gardening than me. I live in Central Georgia and unfortunately most of my yard in nothing but Georgia clay. I've often had to go and get loads of good soil to do planting. This year my wife(who knows less about gardening than me suggested that I just go and buy bags of garden soil from store so I bought bags of Miracle Grow gardening soil to put in my new flower bed. I created a 4X8 bed and filled it with the purchased soil and planted flowers. Then a week came to me. Read the instructions. My question will the plants survive as they are.......and or what adjustments should I make ? Please help.

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RE: Miracle Grow Garden Soil

Although Miracle Gro soils don't rate all that high on my scorecard of bagged soils and certainly an expensive option at best, the 'Garden Soil' is perfectly reasonable to use to fill raised beds.

Miracle Gro potting soil has label warning against using for inground planting purposes and I wouldn't recommend the garden soil for container use but perfectly adequate for your raised beds.

In the future you may want to consider just bring in compost or other organic matter to lighten your clay soil and create planting beds. Not the fastest process but far more beneficial to the soil than the MG products and significantly less expensive.

RE: Miracle Grow Garden Soil

Thanks gardenpal. I was about ready to start digging everything up and planting somewhere else. Next time I'll read the label.

RE: Miracle Grow Garden Soil

What did the label actually say that made you thing you would have problems? It's expensive and there are cheaper (and more labor intensive) ways to get good soil, but I would think you could garden in the stuff right out of the bag.

RE: Miracle Grow Garden Soil

I use MG garden soil all of the time for my raised beds. I often mix in a bit of manure/humus and mayber some compost. Works very well.

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