Getting Ready for Spring Planting with Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you garden? Are you doing any spring planting? We haven’t swapped things out in the garden just yet, but are hoping to get to that next weekend! As I’ve mentioned with our gardening adventures before, the soil is less than ideal here in the desert. So, I’m always looking for great soil & planting options! When I heard about Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix, I was immediately intrigued!

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Here’s what the company has to say about the product:

Expand ‘n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix is different from basic potting and garden soils. Because it’s a unique blend of Miracle‐Gro plant food and coconut coir fiber, a compact, lightweight, easy‐to‐carry and easy‐to‐store bag of Expand ‘n Gro can do everything a big, heavy bag of soil can do, only better. This concentrated planting mix expands up to 3 times when mixed with water, feeds plants for up to 6 months, makes native soil more workable and retains up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soil.

Tilling this planting mix into native soil can reduce the soil’s bulk density – making it up to 40% lighter, and creating up to 90% more air space. The result is more workable native soil with better water holding ability, moisture distribution, and drainage, all of which ultimately creates an improved rooting environment for plants.

The soil here is very dense–full of clay. Plus, we’re getting ready for our super hot summer months. So, I’m really excited to try Expand ‘n Gro™! Anything we can to due to make our soil more workable and help the soil retain moisture!!

Have YOU tried Expand ‘n Gro? If so, what do you think? If not, do you think it’s something you might try?


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  1. says

    I haven’t tried expand and gro yet, but will this spring. Seems like a great product so thanks for posting. I tried clicking on your link at the bottom to get more info but it wouldn’t open.


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