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Miracle Grow Fertilizer

Miracle Gro Liquafeed turns your garden hose into an automatic fertilizer.

How to Preserve Miracle Fruit

Miracle fruit is a berry that is native to West Africa. The name comes from its ability to alter your taste buds. After you eat a miracle fruit, everything you eat afterward is much sweeter. For example, you can eat a lemon like an orange and hot sauce as if it is mild barbecue sauce. Like any other berry, you can successfully preserve and store miracle fruit for long periods of time.

Pour the miracle berries into a large strainer, and place the strainer under cool, running water for 30 seconds. Let it sit until the excess water drips out of the bottom.

Spread the berries evenly on a baking sheet. It is best to use a baking sheet with high edges to avoid spillover.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer, directly under the blower, and let it sit overnight.

Put the frozen berries into Ziploc bags. Write the date on the bag with a marker.

Place the bags back in the freezer. Use the fruit within six months.

How to Refill Miracle Gro Liquafeed Bottles

Unscrew the empty Liquafeed bottle from the Miracle Gro hose attachment. Rinse and recycle, if possible, or discard.

Twist the cap off a new refill Liquafeed bottle. Hold the bottle port of the feeder hose attachment over the neck of this new bottle.

Tilt the bottle enough for it to slide into the bottle port of the feeder hose. Screw the bottle into this port until it’s firmly attached.

Resume feeding your plants with the now refilled feeder attachment. If you finish spraying your plants but still have some solution left in the refill bottle, unscrew the bottle from the feeder attachment, cap it, and store it upright until it is needed again.

How to Use Miracle-Gro

Purchase the pertinent Miracle-Gro product. Miracle-Gro comes in a variety of formulas for different plants at different stages of growth. Oftentimes, the label is self-explanatory, but if you are unsure which product is best for you, visit Miracle-Gro's website and use the "Product Finder" (see Resource section below).

Carefully read the instructions. The procedure for applying Miracle-Gro is typically the same for all formulas, but there may be special precautions and considerations.

Mix Miracle-Gro with luke warm water. Use the chart on the instructions to determine the ratios of formula to water.

Apply Miracle-Gro to plants. Use a watering can to add the solution to your garden. Wet the soil but do not flood the soil. There should be no visible standing water.

Feed plants with a one-fourth-strength solution every week to keep them strong.

Use other Miracle-Gro products. For larger areas, Miracle-Gro features hose attachments that allow you to spray large areas from your garden hose. You can also buy pre-mixed Miracle-Gro soil for potted plants. Additionally, Miracle-Gro sells a premixed, liquid plant food for young plants.

How to Use Miracle-Gro on Newly Seeded Grass

Fill the Miracle-Gro Garden Feeder with Miracle-Gro Lawn Food. Attach to the end of a garden hose.

Set the dial on the Miracle-Gro Garden Feeder to the setting indicated on the lawn-food packaging.

Spray the lawn thoroughly in an even sweeping pattern with the Miracle-Gro lawn food. Apply so that the newly seeded lawn and seedlings are thoroughly moist.

Refill the container as necessary with more Miracle-Gro Lawn Food and keep spraying the lawn until it is sufficiently covered.

Repeat this process every week or two until you get a lush, thick and green lawn. Repeat monthly to maintain your lawn's health and vigor.

Should You Put Miracid on Vegetable Plants?

Miracle-Gro Miracid is a water-soluble plant food that feds all varieties of plants including vegetables, fruit trees and herbs. Although there is no required waiting period for harvesting crops after using Miracid, Scott's experts recommend washing Miracid-fed vegetables before eating them.

How to Grow Ivy in Water With Miracle-Gro

Creeping Ivy grows quickly in water.

Step 1

Select a container for your ivy that will facilitate the growth of the plant and not harmful algae or other chemicals which could hurt your ivy. Pottery, plastic or even ceramic containers can do the latter and should not be used. Dark glass is best, but if you don’t have any, just place your clear glass container inside something else to prevent direct sunlight from hitting it.

Step 2

Remove all leaves from the portion of your ivy which will be submerged. Rinse off the root system and place the roots into the container. Fill with gravel over the roots and add non-chlorinated, lukewarm water.

Step 3

Add Miracle-Gro Liquid All Purpose Houseplant Food to the water according to the directions on the package. Remember that you should not add Miracle-Gro Liquid All Purpose Houseplant Food to ivy cuttings, only to those with a root system already in place.

Step 4

Place the ivy in a place where it will receive indirect light and away from direct sources of indoor heat. Check the container every few days and add water as needed to keep the roots fully submerged.

How to Use Miracle-Gro Vegetable Soil in a Container

Combine equal parts of Miracle-Gro vegetable soil, vermiculite and peat moss.

Pour water over the mixture, gradually, while stirring. Continue to add water until the mixture is uniformly moist.

Scoop the mixture into the planting container, using your gardening trowel, and allow it to sit, draining, for one hour. The soil is now ready for planting.