Small Bag. Big Results
Yes, the bag is small and light. But a whole lot of gardening breakthroughs have been packed into Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix. It expands up to 3 times its volume when mixed with water. It feeds plants for up to 6 months. It makes native soil more workable, providing more air space for roots to grow. And it retains 50% more moisture than basic potting soil. All that adds up to big, beautiful Miracle-Gro results, from one small bag. Here's how to use it when planting in-ground or container gardens.
Using Expand 'n Gro In-Ground
Expand 'n Gro works as a soil amendment in your garden. Simply spread a 1-inch layer of Expand 'n Gro over your garden area. Using a shovel or garden tiller, work it into the top 4-6 inches of your native soil. Plant your garden the way you normally do, and then follow up by thoroughly watering. Your native soil will become up to 40% lighter, and gain 90% more air space for plant roots to thrive.
Using Expand 'n Gro in Containers
You can really see this planting mix expand when you use it for your container gardening. First, choose a pot with a drainage hole and a saucer. Then fill the pot one third of the way with Expand 'n Gro. Very gradually, add water and stir. The mix will expand completely when equal parts Expand ?n Gro and water are combined. Plant as you normally would. Expand 'n Gro holds up to 50% more moisture than basic potting soil, and releases it as your plant needs it. If you're planting many containers, mix equal parts Expand 'n Gro and water in a separate container, then add the mixture to your containers.