Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910)

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  • Sub Brand: Liquafeed
  • Product Type: Universal Feeder
  • Product Form: liquid
  • Fertilizer Analysis: 12-4-8
  • Nitrogen Content: 12 percent
  • Phosphorus Content: 4 percent
  • Potassium Content: 8 percent


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Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910)
 
4.1

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (22)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (100)
  • Effective (78)
  • Good directions (57)
  • Value (47)
  • Quality (42)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (21)
  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Messy (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Its all in the Bubbles, but it works!

I am long time gardener and have used Miracle Gro products for years. I was very pleased when they finally released a device like this universal feeder that lets me use my hose extensions...Read complete review

I am long time gardener and have used Miracle Gro products for years. I was very pleased when they finally released a device like this universal feeder that lets me use my hose extensions or hook it to sprayers etc. It makes the job very easy and it works great. I just wish that there were even larger refill sizes available as the small bottle only last about 10 minutes. Also, a tip for users and the writers of the instructions: some reviewers have complained that the device doesn't work. In my experience, it can be tricky sometimes but the KEY is to make sure that you see bubbles coming up in the bottle, if there are bubbles, then it is feeding--sometimes they don't start right away when the bottle is attached and the water is flowing but be patient--typically in less than a minute bubbles will start coming and you will be good to go. The instructions do not state this and they probably should. In my experience so far I have to fiddle with the bottle and squeeze a bit to get the bubbles going about 20% (1 out of 5 times) but once one knows it really isn't an issue. I love the ease and all of my plants, particularly now that I'm using drip and saving water by spot watering here in Oceanside California really look great. Highly recommend--just remember about making sure the bubbles start to flow!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't work.

I love the concept, however it just doesn't work and it's messy. When switched to feed mode it just clicks. I tried to prime it but that just causes the liquid to spill...Read complete review

I love the concept, however it just doesn't work and it's messy. When switched to feed mode it just clicks. I tried to prime it but that just causes the liquid to spill out of the seams (not around the bottle but around where the the housing is connected together). Lucky I bought this at a retail store so I can take it back. I really like the concept so I'm hoping another vendor makes one.

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1.0

Inconsistent -- when it even works

By Apexmike

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected
  • not recommended
  • worked for a few times.

Best Uses

    Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

    Seems like a great idea .... but, in practice, the units we've bought seem to last - at best - one season, which is really not long. Just replaced last year's model (our 2nd one) with a new one - worked for about 2 weeks - BAD VALUE.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't work.

    By Boston

    from Boston, MA, USA

    Pros

      Cons

      • Didn't work as expected
      • Difficult to use
      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

        I love the concept, however it just doesn't work and it's messy. When switched to feed mode it just clicks. I tried to prime it but that just causes the liquid to spill out of the seams (not around the bottle but around where the the housing is connected together). Lucky I bought this at a retail store so I can take it back. I really like the concept so I'm hoping another vendor makes one.

         
        1.0

        Brittle Green Plastic Band

        By Pinto51

        from St Paul, MN, USA

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

        • bad design
        • poor quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

          Went to use this product for the first spring fertilizing after using the previous year. The green clamp for the clamshell design was cracked around the entire circumference. Went back to the old end of the hose design dispenser. Not as handy but no design failures.

           
          5.0

          Super-Easy & Fast Fertilizing System

          By Anonymous

          from Florham Park, NJ, USA

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Good Directions
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

              I bought this unit last year, because it makes for fool-proof fertilizing of plants, shrubs and bushes. Granted, there are some cheap plastic parts (connections for the faucet and hose), but the unit still works great. The biggest upside is there is no mixing of the messy powder, and no waiting for the powder-filled sprayer to mix, which can take several minutes. And with the new Liqua-Feed fertilizers (i.e. the acid-loving formula that takes the place of the Mir-Acid powder), I now have instant fertilizers for every outdoor plant, bush, shrub and tree.

               
              1.0

              Great idea but faulty (ie cheap) design

              By Donald44

              from San Jose, CA, USA

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Effective

              Cons

              • Cheap construction
              • Didn't work as expected
              • Doesn't Last
              • Faulty Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                I love the concept of this unit. I have a much better wand than the one in the handheld unit so like this one that attaches to the spigot. I have great water pressure and went through the first 4 bottles in about 20 minutes each (watering a large area). After that the unit continued to click but stopped drawing fertilizer (no bubbles). I did all the FAQ suggestions (squeeze bottle etc) and even changed to several new bottles. But the unit never drew any fertilizer after that. I did the live chat and they promised a refund right away (very happy with that). I hope they come out with a more heavy duty unit because I now have a lot of unused liquid feed bottles.

                 
                5.0

                Our tomatoes are still growing like a beanstalk!

                By tomatoegal

                from Roswell, GA, USA

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                    We planted our tomatoes as we do every year and they were just so so. We purchased your liquid feed and used it as instructed. The plants are still yielding fruit and are well over 6 ft tall.

                     
                    3.0

                    Recommended with a provisal---

                    By OregonBob

                    from Corvallis, OR, USA

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Effective
                    • Good directions

                    Cons

                    • cracked under pressure

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                      I've attached this to my drip system just before the shut off timer and it's worked fine for 3 months. But the other day I found it broken and spewing out water from the inlet. After removing it from the system I found the inlet broken. I expect the water pressure from being constantly under pressure and the joggling it endures when dispensing the plant food (it happened while I had it in "FEED" mode) combined to eventually crack the plastic housing. It would be nice if Miracle Grow would make a unit with brass fittings instead of plastic. Until then I'd recommend placing the unit on the outlet side of any shut off timer to keep the water pressure at zero when off.

                       
                      1.0

                      A piece of junk!

                      By Jra1

                      from Arkansas, USA

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • poor design and quality!

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                          The product worked great while it worked. After about three months it started spraying when I turned the water on and then broke off and landed on the deck. Great idea, but VERY POOR design and quality. Not at all surprised by all the negative comments. How do I get my money back . . .?

                           
                          1.0

                          Faulty dispenser

                          By Cess

                          from Virginia Beach, VA, USA

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • first bottle was perfect
                            • unable to connect 2 bottles to dispenser

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                              First bottle was perfect. Attempted to attach the next two bottles both would not connect to the dispenser. Would not purchase again or recommend.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Does not work

                              By Shan

                              from Dallas

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Didn't work as expected

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                  Does not work - bottle does not drain/ drip feed. Tried two bottles and when i squeeze the bottle, liquid squirts but when attached bottle does not drip. Maybe needs extra high pressure water supply not city pressure!

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Great for one time use only

                                  By TerryW

                                  from Cambridge, IL

                                  Pros

                                  • worked great fort the one time use

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't work as expected
                                  • worked one time and done

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                    I bought this new universal water with extra liquaFeed refill packs. I used this one time for about 1 hour of watering. Disconnected from hydrant and put it away. Went to go use it about a month later and it will not take liquaFeed from the container. I have the lever over to feed, I tried flipping it over and back to feed several time. This unit appears to be a one and done product.

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    To Good to Be True: Miracle Gro Universal Feeder

                                    By TheTrustworthyGardener

                                    from Charlotte, NC, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use

                                    Cons

                                    • Didn't work as expected
                                    • leaks after several weeks

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                      I bought two of these in June as an addition to my drip irrigation system. They worked at first then started to leak. There is a plastic band around the middle of the units that cracked open. Water sprayed everywhere from both the units. Great idea but very poor quality.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Its all in the Bubbles, but it works!

                                      By LnOCSD

                                      from Oceanside, CA, USA

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Effective
                                      • Quality
                                      • value

                                      Cons

                                      • Problem with label

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                        I am long time gardener and have used Miracle Gro products for years. I was very pleased when they finally released a device like this universal feeder that lets me use my hose extensions or hook it to sprayers etc. It makes the job very easy and it works great. I just wish that there were even larger refill sizes available as the small bottle only last about 10 minutes. Also, a tip for users and the writers of the instructions: some reviewers have complained that the device doesn't work. In my experience, it can be tricky sometimes but the KEY is to make sure that you see bubbles coming up in the bottle, if there are bubbles, then it is feeding--sometimes they don't start right away when the bottle is attached and the water is flowing but be patient--typically in less than a minute bubbles will start coming and you will be good to go. The instructions do not state this and they probably should. In my experience so far I have to fiddle with the bottle and squeeze a bit to get the bubbles going about 20% (1 out of 5 times) but once one knows it really isn't an issue. I love the ease and all of my plants, particularly now that I'm using drip and saving water by spot watering here in Oceanside California really look great. Highly recommend--just remember about making sure the bubbles start to flow!

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        did not work. The contents of the bottle did not go down. Wasted my time and did not feed plants. I am returning it. Very disappointed.

                                        By 1427

                                        from Topeka, KS, USA

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Didn't work as expected

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                            Extremely disappointed. I originally had the feeder that attached to the end of the hose and was very happy with that. However, when I bought refill bottles this year, I got the wrong ones apparently, as they would not work on the end-of-hose attachment that I had. I was not aware they were different. So when I went back to the store, I realized that I had to buy the new gizmo, which I did. But it didn't work so I am returning it. I am still stuck with a 4-pack of bottles that don't fit anything since I threw away the packaging when I first got them. Really don't want to go back to filling a watering can and adding fertilizer to each can as it takes many cans to water my plants. Did I say I am extremely disappointed with Miracle Gro at this point since I cannot locate the bottles that work with the end of hose attachment?

                                             
                                            2.0

                                            very difficult to use

                                            By gardengall29

                                            from Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA

                                            Pros

                                            • Good directions

                                            Cons

                                            • bottle is not reusable
                                            • Didn't work as expected
                                            • Difficult to use
                                            • Messy

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                              I bought this thinking it would make fertilizing easier. I was wrong. It was difficult to attach it to the faucet. I could not remove it. I had a man loosen it. The product kept leaking no matter how tight I made it. I also would like to have the bottle to be reusable. Using a new bottle for each use is a waste of plastic. I normally like Miraclegro products. This time, no.

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              this product does not work as advertised

                                              By albe72

                                              from ma

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Didn't work as expected

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                  will not dispense liquid, bottle always full. tried another bottle same result feeder leaks, will not connect to hose without leaking. i finale gave up on this product i thought this product would save time but only irritated me

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  so convenient

                                                  By bsfrog1969

                                                  from Jacksonville, FL, USA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to use

                                                  Cons

                                                  • could be a bit more heavy duty
                                                  • need organic fertilizer for it

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                    Love having an in line fertilizer, just wish it was a bit sturdier

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    Two of four already broken

                                                    By doswell

                                                    from Chapel Hill, NC

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to use

                                                    Cons

                                                    • very poor quallity

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                      I bought four of these in May to incorporate into a drip irrigation system. They seemed to be working well until they started to break. The plastic band around the middle of the units simply split open with the result of water spraying everywhere from the unit. Terrible quality.

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      Shameful quality

                                                      By Jjjj

                                                      from Cromwell, CT, USA

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                        • Difficult to use

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                          It doesn't work. The feed doesn't flow even though it is set up as directed and set to feed. Jim

                                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          1.0

                                                          This would be great if it worked

                                                          By Lisamvtr

                                                          from ohio

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                              I was excited to buy this as it would make feeding my whole garden much simpler. Problem is that it doesn't work at all. The full bottle I added prior to watering was still full after 45 minutes of watering. I tired a different bottle and still didn't work. It is installed exactly as directions state, after all, it's not rocket science. Yes, I had the dial set at feed.

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              OK Fertilizer But HORRIBLE Despencer

                                                              By CajunBob

                                                              from Louisiana

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Good fertilizer

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Didn't work as expected
                                                              • Difficult to use
                                                              • Leaks
                                                              • Messy

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                It's a design flaw... The things Leak.. Lots. It's a pain. You loose product. Did I mention, It's a Pain? What a mess, and simply pours water down, saturates my slab edge from the Hose Bib connection. A similar problem occurred with the hand held unit... Love the Fertilizer. Why Not build an in-line, sealed feeder system, or is that what this is supposed to be? Then why the Drain / Vent within the treads on the female in put?

                                                                 
                                                                1.0

                                                                Don't Buy This!

                                                                By Kg1363

                                                                from San Antonio, TX

                                                                Pros

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                    I bought two of these - one for front, one for back - and several packages of feed... Can't get either one to work!!! Total junk.

                                                                     
                                                                    1.0

                                                                    Would never buy this again !

                                                                    By GardenGirl4

                                                                    from Dowagiac, Michigan

                                                                    Pros

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Didn't work as expected
                                                                      • Difficult to use

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                        This product was a waste of money. It was very hard to turn from feed to water. It also constantly leaked. I'm so sorry I bought it. I thought Miracle-Gro products were high quality. This was not.

                                                                         
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        water leaking from fitting where it attaches to the water faucet.

                                                                        By Skinny

                                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Easy to use
                                                                        • Good directions

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Didn't work as expected

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                          Tried replacing the washer that did not work so tried another of different material that did not work so tried using two that did not work so tried replacing the water faucet still no luck. What else can I try?

                                                                           
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          This product is well built to last for years.

                                                                          By 1gardenkat

                                                                          from Perkinston, MS, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Easy to use
                                                                          • Effective
                                                                          • Quality
                                                                          • value

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                              Well built product that will last for years, in fact we have had ours for a number of years already. It is easy to use and works great when combined with the miracle gro feed. Helps boost our gardens growth and leads to a great vegetable harvest.

                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Best fertilizer ever!

                                                                              By Judie

                                                                              from Gladys, VA 24554, USA

                                                                              Pros

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

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                                  No muss, no fuss. Attach it to the end of a hose and walk around the yard, fertilizing. I find that it last as much as 30-45 minutes of feeding time. This saves me time and makes it easy to fertilize every two weeks as I should. Plants look great!

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  Easy to feed veggie garden

                                                                                  By mduke111

                                                                                  from Southern Maryland, MD, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • easy to use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Quality

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                                      I use the feeder with liqua feed to easily feed my veggie garden. I just hooked it into my soaker hose. Within a few days I noticed rapid growth of my newly planted veggie garden.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                      I Fixed the Leak Problem

                                                                                      By mhumm21

                                                                                      from Navarre, FL, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                        • Difficult to set up
                                                                                        • Unclear Directions

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                                          First of all, the water must flow from the top to the bottom of the device, not the other way around. The top (female threads) have a back-pressure relief system that will eject water due to back-pressure. This will happen if you're feeding a sprinkler system like I am and if your hose is kinked. The device does not like back-pressure. Also, it's very easy to cross-thread the male threads on the bottom of the unit. I suggest buying a brass female to male fitting and carefully threading it on the bottom (male threads) using some RTV. Once done, it should be as easy to connect a hose to the fitting as it is to connect it to a spigot. I hope this helps everyone who is having problems with this device. I don't understand why the manufacturer is ignoring this issue when so many people have posted it.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                          Loud clicking nosie. Will not work on small drip system

                                                                                          By drip99

                                                                                          from Birmingham, AL, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                                              Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                                              We can hear the clicking noise through out the house - very annoying. Inconvenient to have to turn lever to "water" after bottle is empty to stop clicking. Tried to use on a raised bed with 8 tomato plants. Would click one or two times and quit. In the FAQs there is a statement that says "If using the Universal Feeder with a drip irrigation system, we recommend using enough emitters to produce a minimum of 12 gallons per hour outflow". Would have been nice it this was on the packaging because I am now on my second feeder that I did not think worked. Will return both. Works on my two large flower beds - guess I have enough flow. Seemed to empty bottle fairly quickly.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              Outstanding product

                                                                                              By Jim63

                                                                                              from Chesapeake, VA, USA

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • easy to use
                                                                                              • Effective
                                                                                              • Good directions
                                                                                              • Outstanding
                                                                                              • value

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Miracle Gro Liquafeed Universal Starter Kit (101910):

                                                                                                  Outstanding product and easy to use,no mess no fuss and will last if used properly

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