Before I divulge this secret you need a little back ground.
When I first starting developing a mania for daylilies I joined the E-Mail Robin of the American Hemerocallis Society. Back in 2001 this was a very lively and outspoken group comprised of other "maniacal" daylily people, from noted hybridizers to newbie's.
If you weren't careful about what you were posting, you'd wind up engulfed in "flames".
Sometimes the threads would stop just short of a hair pulling match. I loved it!
Fast forward a decade later. Our own sweet little Granny mentioned using Miracle Grow and got "flamed". I was shocked.
Now, before I admit my secret, I'm putting on my "flame proof helmet".
I use Miracle Grow.
I use the potting mix and the fertilizer.
I learned gardening from my mother, she swore by it.
Used correctly it is a good product.
I had a group of stunted seedlings that after a month had hardly grown. As an experiment I repotted some of them into 3 oz cups of Miracle Grow. In less then two weeks they quadrupled in size.
|Lettuce and escarole revitalized.|
|'Full Heart Batavian' escarole.|
The tomato seedlings were not stunted, but really took off when they were repotted into the mix. These are in 4 inch pots.
|'Silvery Fir Tree' tomato.|
Let's clear up few misconceptions. Miracle Grow is owned by Scott's. Scott's is NOT owned by Monsanto. Using this product in no way goes to help fill Monsanto's coffers. I know it's not organic, but what I produce by using it is much safer than what I would buy at the super market. Remember all those great flowers from last year? They got a dose every other week. I stand by my results and what I learned from my mother.