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Model #
72776430
Item #
217894
Miracle-Gro

Indoor Potting Mix, 6-Qt.

Indoor Potting Mix, 6-Qt. is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 32.
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Model #
72776430
Item #
217894

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Description
Miracle-Gro 6 qt. indoor potting mix. Formula is blended for a wide variety of container plants, designed to be less prone to gnats, contains no compost or bark. Feeds up to 6 months, easy to water formula, soil easily rewets, contains: sphagnum peat, coir, perlite, Miracle-Gro plant food & wetting agent.
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SKU 217894
Weight 5.3900
UPC 00032247277648
Package Width 10.0
Package Length 2.5
Package Height 16.0
Model Number 72776430
Brand Miracle-Gro
Assembled Width 10.0
Assembled Length 2.5
Assembled Height 16.0
Manufacturer Name SCOTTS GROWING MEDIA
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Far from ideal This Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix is around 80% peat, some coconut coir, and a little perlite. I found basically no difference between this and Miracle-Gro Sphagnum Peat Moss. This mix has fertilizer included. So for the uninitiated, you can just put your seeds or plants in it, and start growing. Just add water and it will keep your plants alive. The mix is fine enough to start small seeds, and I used it successfully for that. I can't attest to the mix having fungus gnats or not, because I sterilized the mix before using it. I don't trust any mix that comes moist in a bag with little holes in it. The mix definitely attracts fungus gnats, and becomes infested if any gnats find their way to the moistened mix (before or after planting). The mix's water and air holding properties are far from ideal. The bag claims you can just water and let the excess water run out the bottom of the pot. It's not true. This mix soaks up water like a sponge, becoming almost fully saturated. The excess water does not drain out, and that's bad for your plants. Plant roots need oxygen, which they normally get from air in the soil. The fully saturated mix takes many days to dry to the proper moisture level, depending on the climate and on how thirsty your plants are. So practically speaking, you should never let this mix become fully saturated with water. You should only give it a measured amount of water, and it takes some trial and error to figure out how much water that is. Or you can add perlite to give this mix some air holding capacity, as much as 33-66% perlite. The amount of perlite already included in this mix is very small and accomplishes basically nothing. I found that the included fertilizer kept my plants going alright in the first couple of months, with growth slowing somewhat in the third month. Built-in fertilizer seems like a time saver, but what do you do when that fertilizer gets used up? Add more fertilizer of some kind, or re-pot in new mix? And how do you know when to do that? The manufacturer suggests using Miracle-Gro Plant Food, but that's not formulated for soilless growing. Since you're already growing in soilless media, just go all the way: go hydroponic. I switched from this potting mix to to a mix of coir and perlite, with all of the nutrients supplied hydroponically in the water. (The ScottsMiracle-Gro company has a subsidiary that makes good hydroponic nutrients) Growth was tremendously faster using the hydroponic method, and it's not really that much extra work. Mix the nutrient solution in advance in a large container. Supply it continuously to the bottom of the pot in a tray filled with the solution. Dump the tray and replace with fresh nutrient solution once per week. Top up with plain water between feedings. Apply the nutrient solution or water to the TOP of the medium, to dilute and flush the nutrient salts that accumulate at the top of the medium where it dries out.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good product occasionally I decide to put in a few new house plants to change the the appearance of my front room,off to the nursery and home with a couple of new plants I always put in new potting mix for the plants to make sure they get the best start as they grow,I have always used Miracle Grow indoor potting mix for my plants,they just seem to look better as they grow.This product works well for me instructions are pretty basic you can't mess this up pretty easy,along with proper watering I will have beautiful looking plants with deep colors all do to Miracle Grow potting mix,I also use the Miracle Grow outdoor potting mix and always have great results with my outdoor plants,along with a little Miracle Grow plant food I get very good results,these products may cost a little more but you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! My indoor plants really love this mix. I re-potted 2 houseplants and they are growing like crazy!
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed Most of my plants are just sitting there. Not dying. Not growing. Nothing is doing well except coleus. Now, it's almost too late to do anything else.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything my plants needed Would definitely recommend to others if you're planting every day household plants, even not so common plants like my aloe vera did great in!
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use The only potting mix I'll use. Tried others over the years but none work as well.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for a healthy start to your plants. This soil is a good way to add nutrients to potted plantings. Have used it with potted colias and spikes on my patio. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. We repotted our house plant. It took a little time for the plant to take off after repotting, but then it has done really well. I think it might have been in shock since it was so root bound. Should have taken a picture. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-11
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