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Gear Up for Spring 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.

I really want a green thumb.  I’ve tried to have flowers and plants, but I just don’t have the touch.  Sure, they bloom and do okay with little interference from me, but other than our perennials, I can’t seem to keep anything going.  Ever since we moved into our house I’ve had ideas for adding flowers.  I have yet to do it though.  Thankfully, Brian’s grandmother planted hastas, tulips and daffodils while she lived here along with a few others that grow well on their own.  I’m done with my excuses, this year I want to at least have some potted flowers decorating our front porch!

Since it is still early for most flower planting around here, I didn’t find as much inspiration at Home Depot as I thought I would.  

Do I want to plant seeds?


Or do I want to repot some violets or geraniums?

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I’m thinking I want to repot using Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ potting soil.  I’ve used Miracle-Gro feed in the past and it seemed to help.  This stuff is designed to help with moisture control.  I am guilty of over AND under watering plants.  The coconut coir fibers helps make sure the water is used efficiently and retains 50% more moisture than average potting soils.  It releases the water when needed, keeping the water supply more even and steady.

I thought this was only for use in pots, but you can mix it with your ground soil to lessen the density and improve your garden’s soil for years.  Fruit and vegetables grow up to three times, it expands up to three times when water is added and it feeds your plants for six months.  This is some hard working planting soil!

Interested in trying some to help prep your garden?  Comment by April 15, 2012, for a chance to win a sample.  Only one comment entry per person.  A winner will be drawn randomly and notified by email.


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  1. Allyson Bosrock March 28, 2012 Reply

    love this stuff to use to grow plants

  2. Christina March 28, 2012 Reply

    I am so excited to start gardening this year! We are going to be doing most of ours from seeds (already started them.. just need to get them in the ground and planters!).

  3. Traxis March 29, 2012 Reply

    Planting really is very interesting! :) Thanks for sharing some great tips on planting.. Keep me updated!
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  4. Jennifer Rogers March 31, 2012 Reply

    I have a large porch with lots of potted flowers. I have really been wanting to try this!

  5. Michelle Tucker March 31, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to give this a whirl. We’ve already started gardening!

  6. Sarah April 1, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to try this is my garden.

  7. richard morris April 1, 2012 Reply

    this’d be great for my kids’ garden!

  8. keith davis April 2, 2012 Reply

    I love Miracle Grow! Miracle Grow potting soil already helps start all my seeds.

  9. Joy F April 2, 2012 Reply

    My mother would love this. She love gardening.

  10. Susan Hartman April 2, 2012 Reply

    Can’t wait to start my garden. I always use Miricle Grow but don’t think I,ve tried this product.

  11. kandace ferguson April 3, 2012 Reply

    we are planting our veggies this month. thanks for the giveaway.
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  12. Melissa P. April 4, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Amanda Alvarado April 7, 2012 Reply

    I can’t seem to grow anything and I’ve been wanting to start a small herb garden inside. Maybe this will help me keep them alive! :-)

  15. Michele P. April 8, 2012 Reply

    I am doing a garden with the neighbors and we’d love to check it out and see how it works!
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  16. kaeli h April 10, 2012 Reply

    i’d love to try
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  17. Paul T / Pauline T April 10, 2012 Reply

    I would love to try this

  18. Denise S April 11, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to use this for my garden.

  19. Paula Tavernie April 12, 2012 Reply

    I would love to try this in my flower bed!
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  20. Amber Carter April 13, 2012 Reply

    I am really trying for a garden this year, so this would be great

  21. eleanor q April 13, 2012 Reply

    I like to use miracle gro for my indoor plants. It’s a product I learned to use from my mother.

  22. Lynde F April 14, 2012 Reply

    This will be my first year to try growing container veggies-would love to try Miracle-Gro Expand n Gro for them!

  23. Erma April 14, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to try these.

  24. jeanne conner April 14, 2012 Reply

    I have 1 little planter this would be awesome for…

  25. Kimberly Hilbert April 14, 2012 Reply

    I would love to have a sample. My poor husband is the butt of jokes since we moved to PA. He always tries to “jump start” the season and mostly he has to replant. This might help the poor boy. Thanks!
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  26. Betty Curran April 14, 2012 Reply

    I really like the original Miracle-Gro and I’d love to try this. I have a couple of things that need to be repotted soon.

  27. Julie Lutz April 14, 2012 Reply

    I love to garden I’ve started all my plants from seeds or bulbs its great the feeling after planting and watering to see the sprouts. The extra work is only daunting if you don’t feel the rewards. I love the look and smell of amazing flowers. I also love the taste of food freshly picked that I’ve helped to grow and flourish.

  28. Dawn Reid April 15, 2012 Reply

    Can’t wait to start my garden. Have not tried this product but am going to check it out. Thanks for the chance.

  29. Leslie S. April 15, 2012 Reply

    My kids want to try a garden this year so was wanting to try miracle gro as I do not have a green thumb.Thanks!

  30. Breanne April 15, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to try this.RazzMyBerry

  31. Miranda Ward April 15, 2012 Reply

    I would love to put this on my roses

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  32. Donna K April 16, 2012 Reply

    I would love to try it.

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