All Things Gardening forum: Miracle Grow, dumped in lots of it!

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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freedombel
May 25, 2016 5:23 PM CST
We have 2 thirty gallon rain barrels, both full. In one of them I measured out about 40 TBL and put right in the rain barrel, the full
amount per directions would of been 60 TBL but I don`t want to maybe over do it. So now when I fill my watering can I do not
have to keep doing it, it is already done.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 26, 2016 4:16 PM CST
Wonderful idea! Such a simple time-saving idea! Post that in the ideas section??
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 26, 2016 4:21 PM CST
I have thought of doing that but the bees drink out of my rain barrel and since I have only one I did not want to have the fertilizer in 'common' water. It may not matter to them but since I did not know I thought I would do it the hard way. lol
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
May 27, 2016 9:05 AM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Wonderful idea! Such a simple time-saving idea! Post that in the ideas section??


OK, I will go look around and see if I can find the ideas forum.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 27, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Look at the top left side of the page...Ideas is directly under Plant Database.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
May 28, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Moonhowl said:Look at the top left side of the page...Ideas is directly under Plant Database.


Thanks, found it! Have a good day! We are off to a family reunion picnic in Fremont, about 40 miles away, and thunderstorms are
predicted! But, a roofed pavilion has been rented but I sure hope not to be stuck under it. Of course we are going, many people
to see (my husband`s family reunion) and these reunions are only every few years.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 28, 2016 9:48 AM CST
You are most welcome. Enjoy the reunion and be safe.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 28, 2016 2:59 PM CST
do you use liquid or a granular kind? Do you dissolve it first in a smaller amount of water before adding it? When I mix the powdery kind I have to stir it off and on as I use it so it doesn't all settle.
I buy some stuff that is like gritty salt texture and it is blue colored.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
May 28, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Frillylily said:do you use liquid or a granular kind? Do you dissolve it first in a smaller amount of water before adding it? When I mix the powdery kind I have to stir it off and on as I use it so it doesn't all settle.
I buy some stuff that is like gritty salt texture and it is blue colored.


I just use the granulated and seems to dissolve in the barrel just fine.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
May 29, 2016 8:22 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Wonderful idea! Such a simple time-saving idea! Post that in the ideas section??

Well, looks like my idea did not make the cut and get in the ideas section, I submitted it approx 3-4 days ago.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 29, 2016 8:39 PM CST
It can take a while, as there are a lot of ideas, and a lot going on. Smiling
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 30, 2016 9:04 AM CST
well it is also a holiday wkend.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 30, 2016 4:17 PM CST
freedombel said:
Well, looks like my idea did not make the cut and get in the ideas section, I submitted it approx 3-4 days ago.


It can take several months...months...for an idea to be published. Be patient. Thumbs up

Yours is a good idea and will help lots of folks. I was friends with an older man who had a greenhouse and he would mix up a huge batch just as you did. The customers were encouraged to bring a clean plastic milk jug and he would fill their containers for a dollar. Thumbs up

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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