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Ok! And Tractor Supply also had this soil. It is OMRI listed. Think I could try this to?
 

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And have you tried this? Says Organic?
Espoma products are one of the best organic products out there. It is just a little expensive and not available close by. I haven't used it but I have many friends who do and it works great. The best value for the $ is Medina. You can't go wrong either way.
 
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Great, then I will try it then! Or will it hurt to mix the Medina soil with Miracle-Gro soil?
The Medina isn't soil. It is pasteurized chicken manure fertilizer. Don't get soil and fertilizer confused.
 
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Oh sorry! OK, I'll watch it! :) Oh and as for headfullofbees, unless he takes back his remarks about my great-grandpa teaching me to use poision in my garden and about my acting like gardening is a religion, my name for him still stands! My great-grandfather was a good man!
 
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If whoever sells Espoma products has the complete line they will have all kinds of organic items. You can mix any organic product with any other organic product but normally you won't have to. Just remember what the NPK numbers basically mean. The first number is for foliage, the second is for blooms and the third for everything else. One of these days I will post a thread about these numbers on both synthetic and organic fertilizers and what the difference really is. But that is for another day.
 
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Oh sorry! OK, I'll watch it! :) Oh and as for headfullofbees, unless he takes back his remarks about my great-grandpa teaching me to use poision in my garden and about my acting like gardening is a religion, my name for him still stands! My great-grandfather was a good man!
Your great grandfather didn't know about organics products because it didn't exist in his day. Commercial organic product production began in the in the late 1980's and only really got started about 15 years ago. When I started working in a vegetable patch back in the 1950's there was nothing organic anywhere of any kind except manure. There were no organic pesticides, fungicides, soil or fertilizers, just mountains of nitrates left over from World War 2 that had to be dealt with so they made chemical fertilizers out of it. And that was all we had to use. Then chemical engineers started to make every thing out of oil, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers and every thing else you can imagine. So, its not your great grandfathers fault nor is it yours. He didn't have organics and you didn't know or understand them. Now you are learning and it is something you will never forget.
 
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I am learning thanks to you, Chuck. If you don't mind my saying so, I wouldn't mind having you for a grandpa. Mine died twenty years ago, when I was very little. And my great-grandfather passed away last summer at the age of 98. He is missed. Well Chuck, I will be watching for fertilizer number thread! Please write me a book though.
 
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