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Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix 8 qt., 74978500

SKU: 101149199
Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix 8 qt., 74978500
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202 menefee street
hondo, TX 78861
(830) 426-2909
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Your plants need the right ingredients for a beautiful beginning. Help them start strong with Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. This mix is enriched with Miracle-Gro Plant Food and is specially formulated for fast root development. It is excellent when starting from seed or starting plants with leaf, stem or root cuttings. Use it in containers, and get your plants growing faster with Miracle-Gro.

  • Specially formulated for fast root development
  • Enriched with Miracle-Gro Plant Food
  • Excellent for starting cuttings
  • Use when starting from seed and with leaf, stem or root cuttings
  • For use in containers

Specification Description
Special Feature(s): N/A
Indoor and/or Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
Part Number: 74978500
Form: Potting Mix
Country of Origin: Made in USA
Coverage Area: 1 bag
Longevity: 1 bag
Type: Potting Mix
Coverage Depth: 1 bag
Package Size: 8 qt.
Brand: Miracle-Gro
Manufacturer Part Number 74978500
Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix 8 qt., 74978500 is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product Great product to use for planting seeds to go in a garden. We plant seeds in a paper cup to get them started before we put them in the ground.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results over the last ten years I've had great results starting seeds in this Seed Starting Mix for ten years. This year with restricted travel, I tried a coco peat mix with terrible results. BTW: most of the one star reviews misused this product. Some tried to use it as potting mix--there isn't enough fertilizer in it for that. Some overwatered (some watered daily). If you get mold, it's too wet! In the past, I've occasionally accused the mix of having fungus gnats in it. I didn't garden for a year and I still got fungus gnats. It's hard to pinpoint the source of fungus gnats.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They put the wrong item in my trunk. I ordered seed starting mix and what they put in my trunk was peat moss
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good until now I started my vegetable plants (variety of tomatoes & sweet peppers) in Jiffy Peat Pellets and then transferred them to 4" pots, using this mix, after a few weeks. Initially I overwatered them and mold was growing on the outside of the containers. I corrected that problem and they seemed to be doing ok for the last couple weeks...until the last few days. It seems like when the leaves touch the wet soil, they burn and then the plant dies. If I look it up online it says it's over fertilized or that there's too much salt in the mix. I usually garden organically but this year I wanted to try and have bigger plants than usual at this time. Though my plants are beautiful, they are no bigger than usual. I probably wouldn't buy this again.
Date published: 2020-05-14
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How long does the seed starter fertilizer last? How long does it feed for?  Weeks? Months?

Asked by: ScTahoe
Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix does not have a shelf life or expiration date. However manures, compost, and mulch will decompose over time. For best results, keep the product in a dry location, up off of cement floors. Potting mixes support plant development by providing a light-weight, nutrient-rich environment for root growth. Miracle-Gro potting mixes are formulated to absorb and release water as your container plant needs it. We would recommend that you use the potting soil for a couple months to get the seeds started and then transplant them.
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2018-02-28

What is the volume of the bag?

Asked by: Beth9351
The volume of this product is 8 quarts.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2020-03-28
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