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Planting Mix Makes All the Difference in Successful Container Gardening

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I don’t know about you, but it’s around this time every year that my fingers start to get itchy for gardening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big “gardener.” However, I do dream of juicy tomatoes and fresh picked lettuce from my very own garden each year.

At our new house, we don’t have much room for  a garden. The backyard is all woods, full of all the woody creatures that love to eat all the things that you plant. So, instead, I’m planning some nice big tomato plants on the side of the house where it gets full sun (away from the woods) and a deck full of scattered container gardens all over—peppers, more tomatoes, herbs of all varieties and maybe even some long containers of lettuce.

EnG Product Shot.pngIf you’ve never had a container garden, it’s not hard (and, it’s perfect for wooded backyards like mine or apartment balconies!). The biggest thing you want to ensure is that you have the right soil or your plants will just…do nothing. I like to use a planting mix like Expand ‘n Gro™ because it expands up to three times when mixed with water AND it feeds plants for up to six months, giving them all those nutrients they need to grow. It has all natural fibers—made up of a lightweight, all‐natural material derived from coconut husk called “coir”–and holds 50% more water than basic potting 
soil. (If you’re like me and you forget to water your plants every day in the hot sun, this comes in super handy.)

Whether you’re prepping your garden next to the house, or (like me) getting ready for some awesome container gardening, you should check out Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix.

Wait. What’s that? You would love to try it? Fantastic, because I’m going to give away a sample to one lucky reader. Just leave why you want to try it in the comments and we’ll pick the winner at random.




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