Containers forum: Miracle Gro Quick Start

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 17, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Does anyone here use Miracle Gro Quick Start? I am using it for the first time this week as I am planting up annuals, peppers and tomatoes in containers. Seems like the plants look better with no transplant shock after planting than they did in years past.

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valleylynn
May 17, 2012 3:08 PM CST

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I have never used it daylilydreams. Maybe I should. : )

I'll see if I can find it locally and give it a try.

Anyone else that has used this product?
Name: Monica
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krancmm
May 17, 2012 3:48 PM CST
I've used it religiiously for years, combined with SuperThrive. If the plants are very small (seedlings or liners), I use it at half-strength. Have never had problems with fertilizer "burn" when using it and it does seem to work.

Sometimes, instead of watering it in, I dip the plant, pot and all, in the bucket so I know the rootball is totally wet (when the pot stops bubbling). Started doing that many years ago when I realized that the peat medium used for a lot of annuals is difficult to rewet if it's the least bit dry.

Also works well with bare root plants, soaking them for an hour or so before planting, then adding more after it's planted.

All the big box stores carry it. If not Miracle Gro, there are other brands that are usually called transplanting fertilizers or starter fertilizers. Just make sure it's not for lawns.

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 17, 2012 5:07 PM CST

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Thank you Monica. Great information. I just got some fuchsias to make a basket. I will give this a try, along with adding the water crystals to the potting mix. : )

drewtoby
May 22, 2012 10:35 AM CST
We mixed miracle grow with topsoil this year with good results, minus some dieback with a few plants. We will have to try this next year!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 22, 2012 11:09 AM CST

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Hi Drew. Hurray! What type of garden soil do you have? We have heavy clay here.
I still haven't gone out and bought some of the MG Quick Start.
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 22, 2012 11:29 AM CST
My sister always used this she was the one who told me about it, she always had the most fantastic pots of mixed annuals on her patio and deck it was a sight to behold. Every time I see a beautiful mixed annual potted display it reminds me of my sister who lost her battle to cancer.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 22, 2012 11:31 AM CST

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Daylily, I'm sorry to hear about your sister. But what a wonderful memory she has left with you. Group hug
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 22, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Thank you! She left lots of wonderful memories it has been almost a year and a half time. We both loved to garden.
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 22, 2012 11:44 AM CST

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Would love to see photos of your plants when you have time to share them. Smiling
Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
May 22, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Will try to remember to take some photos when they get more established.
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 22, 2012 1:18 PM CST

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