Expand Your Garden this Spring with Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix

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I don’t know about where you live, but here in sunny Florida the grass is growing again, the birds have been a flutter and the signs of spring are everywhere. Undoubtedly screaming at me “Prep the Garden Already!” We have procrastinated this year, and one of the reasons why is because we dread working with our ground soil. Now though, I’m excited to get out there, get to work and try out the new Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix.

What is Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix?


It is a unique blend of Miracle‐Gro plant food and coconut coir fiber that expands with water that has been designed for planting in the ground or in containers. The unique formula expands 3 times in size and holds up to 50% more water than basic potting soil. Not only does the planting mix have the amazing expanding capabilities, it also produces three times more vegetables and flowers versus native soil and continues to feed your garden for six months.

Coir is a lightweight, all‐natural material derived from coconut husk. Coir consists of two components: fiber (both long and short) and pith that was a previously discarded material in the coconut harvesting process. Now the fibers are put to good use in the Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix not only for their initial benefit but also because they decompose slowly benefiting your native soil for many years.

Why am I So Excited to try out Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro(TM) Concentrated Planting Mix?

I’m not sure I would even call our soil, soil. It is sugar sand and is pretty useless when attempting to grow anything other than native foliage. Each time we prep a garden we have to haul in tons of soil to till into the ground to yield any results after all of our hard work. Since the Expand ‘n Gro™ expands three times in size we get to cut our soil cost and work considerably. I’m already envisioning a bounty of tasty tomatoes this summer as I plan out the beds in my head.

Get Your Very Own Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix!

The new planting mix is available at local retailers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Texas, or online at amazon.com.

You can head to the Expand ‘n Gro™ website to get a $3.00 off coupon and be sure to keep up with Miracle-Gro® on Facebook and Twitter for gardening tips.

You can win your very own sample of Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix now by entering the giveaway below to try out in your garden.  Check out this video and then enter.