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Container Gardening with Miracle Gro
October 15, 2012 By 4 Comments
I live in an apartment and don’t have much space for a garden, but I love to have green plants growing around me. One of these days, I will have a yard and a place to plant in the ground but for now, container gardening fills the gap.
I was looking at the videos on the Gardenieres site, and found one about growing plants in containers. When I found it, my first thought was, literally, ‘that is right up my alley!’ I have a couple of plants on my patio that I want to try to keep over the winter, and would like to start a little herb garden. The video was full of information and gave me the knowledge to try my green thumb.
The video pointed out the importance of having the right sized pots, as well as making sure you use the correct potting mix and fertilizer. Miracle Gro makes a couple of great Potting Mixes, the Standard Miracle Gro Potting Mix, which contains a slow release plant fertilizer that will feed your plants for up to six months; or the new Expand n Gro Potting Soil, which expands to three times its original size when water is added. This means that it has superior water and nutrient retention.
They also make a couple of fertilizers that are ideal for container gardening; Miracle Gro LiquaFeed that is mixed with water, or “the lazy man’s fertilizer” Shake n Feed fertilizer that is sprinkled on the soil once or twice per year. This definitely sounds like my kind of gardening!
Between the video guidance and Miracle Gro’s products, I know that container gardening is going to be a win-win situation. With the weather getting colder outside, it’s really time to move those plants indoors; and maybe even get some new plants for the holidays!
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