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Old March 8, 2018   #16
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I've had bad luck in the past (especially with Miracle-Gro potting mix) - bugs, sticks, rocks, and even an occasional piece of plastic. I've since moved on to higher-quality products (I've settled on Pro-Mix) that have none of the aforementioned issues and are cheaper than the stuff bought from big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe's.
I’ve used MG potting mix the past few years, the last bag I bought is full bark, sticks,junk. I posted earlier that I had a few germination issues, well a lot of them were from the potting mix, no issues with jiffy or pro mix. That was the last bag of MG I’ll ever buy.
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Old March 10, 2018   #17
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I have tead many good teviews on ProMix. But I make my own 5 - 1 - 1.
Its made from 5 parts pine bark fine (largest piece 3/8" ) one part peat moss and one part coarse perlite. I substitue FloorDry to perlite. It is fired DE that won,t fall apart , it absorbs moisture and at the same time improve drainage. Add a cup of dolomitic lime and a cup of granular all purpose fertilizer per cubic foot of mixture. It can be refreshened and used for 2 to 3 years. It is also very cost effective compared to comercial potting mixes.
I have used it alot in the past but now I don,t do container gardening as I jva ample garden space. But use some of it in the planting hole.
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Old March 10, 2018   #18
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Pro mix for me from Menards, compressed bales. I use quite a bit as I grow for plant swap in thousands of seedlings. Works well, never a problem.
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The one MG bag I bought this year for potting up has rocks in it. I've gone through half the bag and found four rocks that I tossed out in the driveway. Our driveway is a quarter mile long made of caliche sedimentary rock.
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Old March 11, 2018   #20
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I am/was thinking about getting MG with the 6 month flavor berries in it for our 5 gallon buckets https://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-...1430/206457033 I haven't tried it though.

I have seen bags of Potting Mix in stacks that sat out for a long time growing Bermuda grass in them. Some others that smelt rancid.
MG- just DONT!
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The one MG bag I bought this year for potting up has rocks in it. I've gone through half the bag and found four rocks that I tossed out in the driveway. Our driveway is a quarter mile long made of caliche sedimentary rock.
Yes, I got some rocks in potting soil too! Three pieces of the great Canadian Shield. Pink & black granite.
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MG- just DONT!
point well taken.
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