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Seed Starting 8 qt. Potting Soil Mix

  • For use with seed or when starting cuttings
  • Designed for fast root development
  • Should only be used for plants in containers
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Start your plants on their way to a more beautiful state with the Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. The mix is enriched with Miracle-Gro Plant Food and is specially formulated for fast root development. It is excellent when starting from seed or starting plants with leaf, stem, or root cuttings. Use it in containers, and get your plants growing faster with Miracle-Gro.
  • Specially formulated for fast root development
  • Enriched with Miracle-Gro plant food
  • Excellent for starting cuttings
  • Use when starting from seed and with leaf, stem or root cuttings
  • For use in containers
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Specifications

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Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (qt)
8
Ideal For Growing
Flowers
Organic
No
Soil Matter
Non-organic
Soil Type
Potting

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
Yes

Questions & Answers

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IMPOSSIBLE TO WET

Asked by Charles May 1, 2016
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not

If I mix the seedling starter mix with some potting soil will that remove the need to repot my plants once germinated?

Asked by Lori May 4, 2017
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No. And the potting soil may kill the seedlings. Damping off. . .go look it up.

Can it be used to nurse tomato seeds and what quantity will be needed to nurse 5000 tomato seedlings?

Asked by leye August 7, 2015
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I have used this on my tomato seeds with no issue. and I did get an outstanding success rate. The quantity you will need will be based on the trays /depth you are putting them in or pods. Best if you contact the manufacturer on an estimate of how much you will need. Or see if you can get a estimator online to calculate soil amount needed.Good luck on your seed starting!

Would this be good for a tree sprout? I have a sprouting avocado tree in a cup that I need to tra...

Asked by soconnor91 December 10, 2016
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Yes. It should work fine for your tree sprout.

is this soil good to start pineapple plants after the have stared to grow roots

Asked by floridagirl65 June 26, 2018
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This is a seed starter soil, so I am not sure if it will work for pineapple. Sorry, I can't help you.

Will this work for any size indoor plant? Or is it only for germination?

Asked by Jim January 11, 2020
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I use it to sprout caladiums and elephant ears. Start them indoors in very little soil. Mix in the starter soil when I transplant outdoors unless I want to sprout something else.

Is this mix sterile to prevent damping off of young seedlings?

Asked by ewl March 20, 2020
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yes

What is the pH level of this soil?

Asked by Gardengirl January 5, 2018
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6.0. Which is perfect

Is there pesticides in this mix? If so can you tell me what pesticide it is, thank you

Asked by Tiffanyj September 13, 2016
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No it does not contain pesticide

How many feet will an 8 qt. bag cover in a planter?

Asked by PT08 February 23, 2017
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About a two foot by two foot area. This is a very small bag and I used it in seed starter pods then transfered to the beds once the seedlings were large enough to plan in a garden.

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I used it to start two Night Blooming Jasmine (Plant - Cestrum nocturnum ) for this spring/summer...
I used it to start two Night Blooming Jasmine (Plant - Cestrum nocturnum ) for this spring/summer/fall season.
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The potting soil is very excelente, because help grown the seed very fast.
The potting soil is very excelente, because help grown the seed very fast.
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I’ve used Miracle-Gro many times and I’ve never had an issue with mold before this year. The seeds germinated but then mold started growing on some of the plants and soil. I water everyday and their getting a decent amount of sunlight. My concern is, even the pots that don’t show mold; the plants are wilting and dying. Did something change in your mixture?
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Response from Consumer ServicesJune 11, 2020
We are sorry to hear of your experience with Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. Fungal and mold spores are a natural part of soils. We do not sterilize our soils. Mold only becomes a problem if there is an overgrowth. Overgrowth occurs when the soil is too wet. We are interested in speaking to you about your experience and to extend to you our product guarantee. If you are willing, please contact us at http://tinyurl.com/noc5mcg.
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Rocks in my potting soil?!
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I have used this seed starting mix for years and usually it is great. This year, as I was transferring my hydroponically started seeds to their own pots I found a number of ROCKS in the mix! It’s a newly opened bag, so I know it wasn’t my 4 year old “helping” this time. I’ve never encountered something like this with the seed starting mix; I’ve come across 2-3” chunks of wood in regular miracle grow potting soil, of course, but I thought this was more finely screened? Idk. Still pretty good stuff. Wish they’d move to something more eco friendly like coir, though.
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Response from Consumer Services May 1, 2020
We apologize that you were not thoroughly satisfied with Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix. We would be interested in hearing more about the issue so that we can take the appropriate steps to prevent this in the future. We also have a product guarantee that we would be happy to extend to you. At your earliest convenience, we ask that you contact us so that we can discuss these things. The following link will take you to our contact page: http://tinyurl.com/noc5mcg
Excellent Quality Seed Starter Soil I used Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix to start my F...
Excellent Quality Seed Starter Soil I used Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix to start my Fall crop. A lot of people do not realize how necessary healthy soil is to seeds. Amateur gardeners generally assume that the soil in their backyard is sufficient to plant seeds and often times end up disappointed when the seeds do not sprout. Seeds need to have healthy soil, constant light and and loads of water to grow into healthy plants. When I first planned to start a vegetable garden in my backyard, i wanted to invest in healthy soil for my seeds. The Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix was the perfect product I was looking for. I planted Broccoli seeds using this mix and my seeds sprouted within 3 days!! Further almost all of the seeds that i had sowed have sprouted. I was pleasantly surprised, given how usually the percentage of seeds that actually sprout is less than half. I documented my experience of planting my fall garden in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9OG9013_I&t=49s I would definitely recommend this product for all the gardeners.
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Works perfectly. Use bag fast . .
Works perfectly. Use bag fast . .
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