Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500)

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  • 8 qt.
  • Lightweight mix of sphagnum peat moss and perlite
  • Ideal for germinating seeds and rooting leaf stem and root cuttings
  • Enriched with Miracle Gro plant food to help build strong roots


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Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500)
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Quality (8)
  • Good directions (5)
  • Value (4)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Must Have for Seed Starting

      Using this product has been very successful when starting many types of plants and flowers from seed. Have been using for 3 years now. Never had a bad batch of seeds. Easy to...Read complete review

      Using this product has been very successful when starting many types of plants and flowers from seed. Have been using for 3 years now. Never had a bad batch of seeds. Easy to understand directions.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Product won't hold water

      I always buy miracle grow products for everything I need for over 20 years. BUT this product needs to be "fixed". I planted 5 trays of peas and tried to...Read complete review

      I always buy miracle grow products for everything I need for over 20 years. BUT this product needs to be "fixed". I planted 5 trays of peas and tried to water them for 2 weeks. The soil is basically all peat and it won't hold water. The water pools, it drips over the edge. Finally after 2 weeks I dumped everything into a tub mixed it with another miracle grow soil and replanted all my peas. Funny thing is there were all my seeds in the peat moss "dust" they never even got wet after 2 weeks of watering. It's not really funny I lost 2 weeks of growing time and a lot of $ on 6 bags of this seed starting potting soil and now I'll have to doctor it up to use it. Basically I bought $$ peat moss.

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      5.0

      Best for planting seeds

      By DoniaCon

      from Ocala, FL, USA

      Pros

      • Quality

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

        When I use Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Soil, I have excellent results. In the past, I've used other seed starting potting soil and the results have never been as good.

         
        3.0

        Not the best, not the worst cont.

        By Glosworld

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Effective

        Cons

        • Bad odor

        Best Uses

          Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

          I forgot to write in my first review that the last 2 bags I purchased had gnats in them. But again, I simply baked the soil in the oven, or in the microwave (till you reach 180 degrees) and then allow to dry overnight and all is well. I have also mixed this stuff with regular dirt from my garden for better drainage. It worked really well that way too!

           
          5.0

          great growing

          By LisaGri

          from Akron, OH, USA

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Effective
          • Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

              it made my plants grow faster and fuller it was easy to use and doesn't take a lot of time

               
              5.0

              You shoud see my red peppers

              By SueZQ

              from Ocala, FL, USA

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Effective
              • Good directions
              • Quality
              • value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                  I'm not the best gardener, but Miracle Grow has helped me out. I've been growing red peppers and basil since last summer from seeds and their are still peppers on my plants. By the way, the pepper seeds were from peppers I bought from the store, which I dried myself. I just bought Italian parsley, sage and oregano seeds which I'm going to plant tomorrow. I have am sure they will flourish like my peppers. I can't wait.

                   
                  5.0

                  Greater success on seeds and seedlings

                  By japow

                  from Clarence, NY, USA

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • Good directions

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                      I like to grow flowers from seeds or seedlings planted in spring for summer enjoyment. Miracle-Gro Seed Start Potting Mix has the ingredients to give a good start to these for enjoyment throughout the summer and early fall.

                       
                      5.0

                      great product

                      By KeithMcF

                      from San Antonio, TX, USA

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Effective
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                          This works great. I have used miracle grow products many years. All OK

                           
                          5.0

                          has excellent water retention

                          By lemmonhead68

                          from Granite City, IL, USA

                          Pros

                          • Effective
                          • once its moist it retains water very well.

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                            For starters learn how to use something before you mislead others. With a little research you will be more than happy with the results of this seed start mix! I am a first time user trying to start my own veggie and flower seedlings and will never use any other medium to start my plants! I am extremely impressed how well my plants are growing under simple shop lights. Its time to pot up and I will definitely be buying more if this mix!

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Thanks for destroying my seeds

                            By KateDub

                            from Kansas

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected
                              • will harm your seeds

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                As another reviewer noted, this potting medium IS WATER REPELLANT. After watering my seeds in this medium, the water just sat on top of the soil, and did not flow down through the soil as you would expect. See the photos I posted... they show a flat of seed that had sat overnight after being watered the first time. Some of the cells still have water JUST SITTING THERE. The medium in some of the cells appear to have absorbed the water, but when you dig some of it out, you find that only the medium on the surface appears wet, while just under the surface, IT IS BONE DRY. NOTHING is going to grow in this garbage. Had to chuck it all and start over, but too bad, so sad, some of those seeds I will not be able to replace. This product is not just inferior, it shouldn't even be on the market.

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Product won't hold water

                                By kikifei

                                from Connecticut, USA

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected
                                  • Difficult to use
                                  • won't hold water at all

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                    I always buy miracle grow products for everything I need for over 20 years. BUT this product needs to be "fixed". I planted 5 trays of peas and tried to water them for 2 weeks. The soil is basically all peat and it won't hold water. The water pools, it drips over the edge. Finally after 2 weeks I dumped everything into a tub mixed it with another miracle grow soil and replanted all my peas. Funny thing is there were all my seeds in the peat moss "dust" they never even got wet after 2 weeks of watering. It's not really funny I lost 2 weeks of growing time and a lot of $ on 6 bags of this seed starting potting soil and now I'll have to doctor it up to use it. Basically I bought $$ peat moss.

                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great for beginners

                                    By GroGA64

                                    from Central Georgia

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Effective
                                    • Quality
                                    • value

                                    Cons

                                    • no winter sowing directions.

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                      I discovered this soil mix last year. I use it for Winter sowing and love , love , love the results. 90-95% germination rate with new seeds and 85 % with my older seeds. Works great in the seedling starter trays too. I never use peat pots now, just this stuff. I love it.

                                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      save money start your own plants from seeds with miracle grow!

                                      By jmartin

                                      from brooklyn NY

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Good directions
                                      • Quality
                                      • value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                          it seems miracle grow seed starting mix is almost guaranteed! seed germinate quickly plants are strong and cost only pennies a plant for garden veggies . i've tried top contenders from other companies and had horrible results even ending up with muffa as my wife calls it , white mold over the soil and plants , the company refunded money but thats not the point i started seeds in feb. and 90% died ! went back to miracle grow in march and my tomatoes are now 6 feet high!

                                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Give Your Seeds A Helping Hand...

                                          By Anonymous

                                          from Sandpoint, ID, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Effective
                                          • Good directions
                                          • Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                              I live in Northern Idaho and our planting season is very short, especially if using seeds. This year I decided to plant a Hummingbird and Butterfly Wild Flower seed mix. To prepare the soil, I started with a base of the seed starting potting mix, even though it is an outside flower garden. Then, I scattered the seed and topped with the Miracle Gro Moisture Control garden soil. We've had rainy and cold temperatures since I've planted my seeds. Despite Mother Nature, my seeds are sprouting and looking healthy. Thanks Miracle Gro!

                                              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Must Have for Seed Starting

                                              By Anonymous

                                              from Pittsburgh, PA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to use
                                              • Effective
                                              • Good directions
                                              • Quality
                                              • Resealable bag
                                              • value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro 8qt Seed Starting Mix (74978500):

                                                  Using this product has been very successful when starting many types of plants and flowers from seed. Have been using for 3 years now. Never had a bad batch of seeds. Easy to understand directions.

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