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May 4, 2020 12:38 PM CST
Spring Grove MN
I'm very discouraged by the reviews I've read regarding potting soil mixes for outdoor containers. I used to always use Miracle Grow, but it seems lately many customers are opening the bags only to find the mix infested with gnats, cockroaches and chemicles. Also, Miracle Grow is owned by Scott's-they are the Monsanto/Round Up manufacturers. What can I use?
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May 4, 2020 12:55 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
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How could they see chemicals? That's silly.
I have been using Miracle grow potting soil for years and years! I have never found anything like what you are describing.
Are you sure that it is not bags of top soil or Garden soil that they were using?
And even if they are owned ultimately by the company that is responsible for Round Up, that is quite a leap of faith to think that there might be an issue there.
40 years of growing vegetables, flowering vines, tropical plants, Dahlias and over twenty different types of flowers tells me a different story.
Reviews huh? Don't believe them. My eyes tell me otherwise.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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May 4, 2020 1:56 PM CST
Spring Grove MN
Thanks, BigBil-I will take your advice!
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May 4, 2020 2:16 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
You are welcome.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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