Miracle Gro as Fertilizer


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Sorry for the multiple posts, but I had another question about Miracle Gro as a fertilizing agent. I've read that plants can become dependent on Miracle Gro and thus will die if you ever stop using it. Is this true?
 
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No. :D Don't believe everything you read.

Years ago I used Miracle Gro regularly on all my house plants. When I stopped using it in favor of fertilizers that weren't so full of synthetic chemicals, they didn't die.
 
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Sorry for the multiple posts, but I had another question about Miracle Gro as a fertilizing agent. I've read that plants can become dependent on Miracle Gro and thus will die if you ever stop using it. Is this true?
No, I don't think that is true. But what does happen is that after long term constant use the soil will have built up such a high level of salts that the plant can no longer uptake nutrients. This not only applies to Miracle Gro but to all chemical fertilizers
 
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No, I don't think that is true. But what does happen is that after long term constant use the soil will have built up such a high level of salts that the plant can no longer uptake nutrients. This not only applies to Miracle Gro but to all chemical fertilizers
So should I go organic... Bat guano or worm castings perhaps?
 
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So should I go organic... Bat guano or worm castings perhaps?
All of the above but go light on the bat guano. There are all kinds of organic fertilizers out there in pelleted form. Disregard the numbers as they don't tell the whole story. Organic fertilizers not only feed the plants but more importantly they also feed the soil and they stay in the soil. There are specialized fertilizers such as bloodmeal and as you mentioned bat guano but these products are rather expensive and mainly used for a specific purpose. I don't know where you live but commercial organic fertilizers are becoming more and more available as folks are realizing how effective they are. They are safe to use and if you screw up an use too much it doesn't matter a whit, unlike chemical fertilizers which can and will kill your plants if applied incorrectly. By going organic and learning about such things as aerated compost tea and composting you will be amazed at what you can grow in a small area..........or large for that matter.
 
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I find Miracle gro a waste of money, if you use it in your yard it will wash away the next time you water, in your pots salt will build up and after a while your plants won't do well, there are many organic fertilizers you can use, they might cost a little more but in the long run you will be better off.
 
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I don't suppose the plants will did if you stop using Miracle Gro or any other fertilizer for that matter will impinge negatively on the plants. This is due to the fact plants have an optimum uptake of nutrients and any excesses would not impact on the growth of the plants. These would only be a setback if there is below par supply with respect to the same. The cesst fertilizers are the ones which release nutrients slowly to the soil.
 

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