Well, hold your horses for just a second there. MiracleGro might not be the helping hand you hope it to be. We will investigate the suitability of using MiracleGro with your cannabis plants throughout this article. Read on for all the information you need.
Perhaps surprisingly, MiracleGro is not a marijuana farmer’s friend. It is a common mistake many rookies make as the fertilizer is so ubiquitous in the world of plant growing. You can utilize MiracleGro successfully, but it is challenging to get right, and you risk ruining your grow for benefits that are easily gained from using a better alternative.
What Is MiracleGro?
When choosing the right fertilizer for your marijuana plant, do a little research online and find a more suitable one, such as the ones we mentioned above. Keep away from MiracleGro!
Some growers do report using MiracleGro successfully, but it is the minority. Those who find success commonly use vastly watered down amounts of MiracleGro. All in all, it is just easier and safer to avoid using it altogether. You don’t want to ruin all of your hard work when you don’t have to.
If you are looking to grow your own cannabis plants, it makes sense you want to give your babies every possible benefit. Just like parents with their children, your plants quickly become your pride and joy, which you want to see grow big and strong. As such, you may be tempted to use a little MiracleGro to lend a boost. After all, it’s bound to help. It’s in the name, right?
Do not use “Miracle-Gro” soil or any soil that has “extended release” nutrients for growing cannabis. These types of soil will continue to release nitrogen to your plant roots for up to 6 months. This can cause deficiencies or burn your cannabis plants in the flowering/budding stage, reducing your overall yields. I have seen growers successively grow cannabis in Miracle Gro, but many of them struggled with nutrient problems in the flowering stage (like the following) even though plants were healthy throughout the vegetative stage.
Avoid Miracle-Gro Soil for Growing Weed!
Miracle Gro Plant Food is Not Suited to Growing Marijuana!
Many of us have grown up seeing Miracle-Gro being used in our homes, so we know that it works for ‘regular houseplants’. Cannabis is just a tough weed, so Miracle-Gro should be great for it, right?
What’s even worse than the standard Miracle-Gro nutrients is Miracle-Gro soil. Standard Miracle-Gro soil has “time-released” nutrients which contain high levels of nitrogen. While this formula will work okay in the cannabis vegetative stage (the first stage of life), the nutrients will continue to be slowly released throughout the plant’s life including during the cannabis flowering stage, which is not good.
well what if u water too much? not only do u have the water problem, but u also have all the extra nutes being released
what do people do when they burn there plants from too much nutes? they flush with water. but guess what? you cant flush with time released soil, you will just be releasing more nutes
Ur fine im using it now
What type of Miracle Grow? Alot of Miracle Grow potting mix has timed release nutes "if not all of it" in it, so just stick with straight water at least 4-6 weeks or when you 1st get going. Some of the Potting mix feeds plants up to 3-4 months. I guess it’s safe to say Miracle Grow on this site is a Love &Hate relationship.
if you do, you might be very sorry later. the problem with time released is that you cant control it, it is released when u water