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Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Enriched Compost 18 Litres (expands to 50 Litres)

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  • Expands up to three times when watered to make 50 litres of compost
  • Can be used anywhere: beds, borders, pots and containers
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Enriched with Miracle-Gro plant food to grow plants twice as big and feeds for up to six months
  • Made from recycled natural fibres and 100% peat free
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Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Enriched Compost 18 Litres (expands to 50 Litres) + Miracle-Gro 250g Moisture Control Gel + Miracle-Gro Continuous Release All Purpose Plant Food 1 kg Shaker Jar
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Package Quantity: 1 | Colour: A
Technical Details
Brand Scotts Miracle-Gro
Model Number018497
ColourA
Item Weight4.3 Kg
Product Dimensions46 x 30 x 13 cm
  
Additional Information
ASINB005ZALTD2
Best Sellers Rank 5 in Garden & Outdoors (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.3 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2012
  
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Product Description

Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro is a small bag that offers big results. Ideal for use all around the garden, in beds and borders, pots, containers and hanging baskets. It expands up to three times when water is added, yet it is light to carry, smaller to store and with no risk of drying out.

Healthy roots: Makes existing garden soil up to 40% lighter, creating 90% more air space for roots to thrive

Less watering: Absorbs 50% more water than basic compost, and releases it as plants need it

Plant food enriched: Enriched with Miracle-Gro plant food to feed for up to 6 months for big, beautiful plants

Sustainable: A unique and revolutionary product made from recycled natural fibres with no peat content.

This pack fills approximately seven small (25cm/10") pots, 3 medium (32cm/13") pots, 1 large (42cm/17") pot or 7 hanging baskets.

Box Contains

18 litres of Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Enriched Compost (to make 50 litres when water is added)

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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137 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Miss Liz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 April 2012
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I bought a bag of this compost through a town store, because it was so light and easy to carry home when you don't have a car. I was hoping it was worth the price, which seemed high for such a small bag, but it said it would increase to 3 times the quantity when water was added.

On use, it does produce some fine dust when poured out of the bag, but this is overcome by using it outside and standing up wind!! The quantity of dust I found to be very small, in fact negligible. However if someone has asthma or other breathing difficulties this may be something to think about.

When I added water to the first 2 litre pot, it seemed to take ages to hydrate when I placed the pot in a container of water. So I decided to do larger quantities along with a hosepipe. I used an 18 litre trug, with a few holes in the bottom, and filled it to a third full with this compost. I then sprayed the compost with a fine jet of water and it began to expand, however there still appeared to be a lot of dry compost remaining underneath.

So I next buried the head of the hose in the middle of the compost and turned the water on. Hey presto, the compost began to expand at a rapid rate of knots, so I plunged the hose into the compost in different places and within a few minutes the compost had expanded to the size of the trug. I have used this method on 3 occasions now, burying the head of the hose in the compost and turning on the water. This appears to be the fastest and most efficient way to get the compost to hydrate.

I have not had any problem with the compost drying out and reverting to its original form. I have found if it dries, it responds like most other composts.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Terri on 8 May 2012
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I have used the Miracle-Gro concentrated compost before, but in a smaller bag. This was just as easy to use. I needed to repot a large palm and had no problems. Best to put about 2 to 3 inches in the bottom, put in some tepid or warm water slowly then use a garden fork to make sure the water gets all the way through the compost. If you want to fill a large pot all the way to just below the rim, put in another 2 to 3 inches and follow the same procedure. It might be a bit drawn out but its the best way to make sure the water gets to all the compost. I have planted 3 lots of different flowers so will see how it goes.
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By TinaJ on 13 Mar. 2012
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As it really does expand up to three times the small bag makes a lot of compost without me needing to carry heavier & inferior compost bags. I like the fact that it's 100% peat free so its good for the environment too. It really helped my back not having to carry watering cans so often as it really does hold moisture longer. I would recommend it to anyone as my plants are thriving!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By seamusmac on 6 Jun. 2012
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I love this soil,it takes up so little space in the shed and when it comes to using it,nothing could be simpler,just add water and mix.I will definitely use this again.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Callaghan on 18 May 2012
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I'll keep it brief, i expanded what i needed in a bucket -seemed easier due to drainage holes in my pots. for a peat free compost I have to say it has the best look and feel of all the peat free's I have tried. Plants seem to be doing well. Much easier to store, easier to buy in bulk, Got 8 bags in my car, if I bought 'normal' compost max my car can take is 3 :(

Great I can buy it on-line too, not many places deliver compost bought on-line :) nice one Amazon and Miracle-Gro.

M.Callaghan
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By pinot_greeno on 17 May 2012
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The compost has gone a long way so far, so perfect for me in my tiny house and garden situation. Its lightweight compared to other compost bags in a resealable bag so ok to store outside, away from my childrens prying hands. I used it mainly in peat pots, and found it was easier to mix evenly if i sprayed the pot first with water and added a bit of compost at a time, spraying with water (from a pressured water gun) and stirring with a fork, then added my plant plugs and covered with a little more exand-n-grow (leaving about 0.5" from the top of the pot for expansion)and finally watering in. plants have loved it, sunflowers growing lovely and tall and cuttings doing very well. i am however a first time gardner so where more experienced gardners may have their quibbles ,i ,however, am very happy :)
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Hipster on 10 Jun. 2012
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I live 6 floors up and have to carry things for my roof garden through my apartment. 50 litre bags of compost are a problem, even with a lift and I thought this would help.
Mixing it according to the instructions is very time consuming so I followed another reviewers lead and filled a bucket 1/3 full and then stuck the hose in the bottom of the bucket to let the water rise. This worked quite well and was easy. A bucket with a 1/3 compost, well mixed, expands to about 3/4 full. Allowing for the shape of the bucket this means that it is my experience that the Miracle-Gro does not expand three times, it expands approx two and a half times. This means that 18 litres of ready to use compost actually produces less than 45 litres, and 50 litres actually costs over £10!!! I have reverted to my previous method of buying several 20 litre bags of multi-purpose Miracle-Gro, each one weighs about the same as the expanding type, for £2.50 each (£5 for 2)at my local Haskins. The trouble of carrying more bags is much less than the time spent mixing the expanding compost a bucket at a time. This product would be ideal for indoor plants, i.e. used in small containers, and the self-sealing bag would be a big plus, but I think that the manufactures need to do more development and reduce the price for any other use.
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