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Cult: Miracle-Gro

While I'm in the clean-up info mood here is another item which I found  
disconcerting. This was in ORGANIC GARDENING -Sept-Oct '00    in their 
"Solutions" which is really questions/answers.  The question was whether they 
approved of Miracle-Gro fertillizer.  The ans. was "No, never, --- (it) is a 
synthetic fertilizer that contains ammonium phosphate and several other 
chemicals that can be toxic to your soil and plants -------------- acidifies 
the soil -----care needed not to burn leaves and roots ---leaches away and 
pollutes our water systems -------"  Of course, one must remember they are 
ORGANIC gardeners, so of course that would cause the "no" --but!  I did not 
know it was acidic -- I use "MIRACID" (sp?) for acid-loving plants.  And I - 
if I have time and energy - soak rhizomes in a solution of Miracle-Gro before 
planting -- thinking I'm giving them a boost to do their stuff.   And I have  
used it on  plants as they were growing if I thought they could stand a 
little TLC.  It is too expensive to use  everywhere!   Now I wonder if I am 
doing more harm than good!"  
(My daughter just phoned from Miami, worried because she saw I had snet an 
email with nothing in it and she was afraid I'd had a heart attack and was 
asking for help>  I remember seeing that a couple of days ago and wondered 
how it happened because it was on the subject of some specie or something I 
knew NOTHNG about!  The cursor must have slipped when I was  getting 
something to "read"  Sorry about that!
Noe I really must get back to my  chaos -- I have a sign above the computer 
that says "Don't Bother Me -- I'm having a crisis"  That says it pretty well 
about  another sign I read  somewhere-- "God, Bless this Mess"  Rosalie nr 
Baltimore  zone 7 - still sunny - n0 snow, yet - but cooold. ryfigge@aol.com

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