It's a Miracle!


Miracle-Gro wants to make your weeds grow.  Yep, famous for their ads for gargantuan vegi’s, Miracle-Gro has decided to bring their version of gardening to cannabis farmers. In Humboldt, of course, we know that there is money, big money in marketing to marijuana growers.  Now, this big corporation, Scotts, is the first that I know of to openly court the cannabis farmer and their pocketbook.

“I want to target the pot market,” Jim Hagedorn, Miracle-Gro’s Chief Executive told The Wall Street Journal. “There’s no good reason we haven’t.” The once robust company reported a decline in sales this spring and appears to be reaching out to new markets in an attempt to curb the slide.

Now that corporate America is targeting marijuana farmers, it will be interesting to see how the free spirited growers will respond.  Actually, though, the grower may not know they are buying Scotts products as the company plans to purchase already existing companies that market to the growers rather than create its own brand.

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Thanks to my readers who sent me copies of this story from several different news outlets.

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  • very strange, i have been thinking to myself why miracle gro is not used and or marketed by most growers and thought to myself that they should market them.

    hmm, just weird that this is now happening lol

  • charlie two crows

    Yesterday morning the CEO of Miracle-Gro was interviewed live. He indicated that his company was interested in formulating new products for the Indoor industry.he said the reason the company’s move toward Hydro- Ponics is the 1.54million in sales to weed growers last year. CNBC also mentioned a company that supplies large blk. Trash bags to big box stores. The company sent a sales team to a big box in eureka to find the source of purchases of their bags. The company said it sells more of its bags in eureka that the rest of the US.

  • hmm why large trash bags? are they used as a cheap grow bag? im confused lol.

    • They are used to store and transport pot between the time it is harvested and the time it is clipped. Often the large bags are brought to the grow site and as the branches are removed from the plant they are placed into the bag. Then the bag is carried to the drying room. the branches are hung after being clipped to a convenient size. After the buds are dry they are often put into paper bags, then several bags are put into the black plastic bags–sometimes the paper bags are skipped. The bags are often used to transport the buds to the trimmers also. Here is a photo I took of one that is about to be filled with paper bags of buds.

  • Well the folks over at Scott’s have a lot to learn about Miracle-Grow and Hydroponic Cannabis culture. Their current 15-30-15 product besides not being the correct ratio for cannabis it’s nitrogen comes mainly from ammonium and it’s potash contains high amounts of muriate, both of the can be considered poison in a hydro-production tank. They could do well by studying the current selections from General Hydroponics new Veganics line of nutes and supplements.

  • ANYBODY WITH HALF A BRAIN KNOWS THAT “MIRACLE-GROW” IS DUMB… WANNA SMOKE THE SAME THING YOU EAT – SIMPLE AG LAW…..PLUS…IT SCREWS YOUR SOIL. THANKFULLY I TOOK A SOIL SCIENCE CLASS FROM BERT BACK IN THE DAY……”CHOICE – WANNA EAT THIS OR…….” SORRY, ORGANIC IS BETTER HANDS DOWN….UNLESS YOU ARE LAZY REALLY DON’T GIVE A DAMN….TOO FUNNY!

    ~JAMES~

    PS…..THE OTHER DAY, A GROUP OF BEES CAME AROUND ….MY GOD, THE PANIC!!!!! HEY DICK LAFORGE, THANKS FOR TAKING OVER MY UNCLES CLASS – HE’D BE LAUGHING HIS ASS OFF BY THE “SWARM”…..

  • Drag From the Past: Scotts Miracle-Gro Plan to Fire Smokers Began in 2006.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Beginning next October, smoking will be significantly more expensive for employees of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Lighting up, even at home, will cost them their jobs. Many other companies also are focusing on smokers, whether by raising their health-insurance premiums or not hiring them. A quote from the company regarding smokers: “Why would we admit someone into this environment when they’re passing risk along to everyone else? Our view is we shouldn’t and we won’t.”

    Link is here: http://bit.ly/jqb3KB

    via Twitter @JackieWellbaum: Drag From the Past: Scotts Miracle-Gro Fired Smokers Beg. in 2006. Now Targets Marijuana Industry: http://bit.ly/jqb3KB http://bit.ly/iNXIKe

  • Check yourselves.

    How much heavy metals do your organic fertilizer got in it?

    At least Miracle-Gro formula ain’t using that literal chicken shit lead mix like them bags of tailor dirt y’all so happy with.

    Compost your own or buy clean ferts. Hoping Miracle-Gro come through with clean ferts. They try to pull that fake organic again, ain’t buying none of that, fo sho.

  • And Jackie Wellbaum you know how dangerous it is to fire up a blunt at a fertilizer factory? They ain’t talking about second hand smoke, they mean that Timothy McVeigh shit.

  • For serious, done worked at a fertilizer op before and we couldn’t even light anything, anywhere. We had to sign off on employee manuals that was like any sign of ignition anywhere you got to hit that with the fire extinguisher. They made folks train on how to use an extinguisher too. You know how Bin Laden status it would be if some knucklehead pitched they cherry in a pile of ammonium nitrate? Ba-ba-ba-ba-boom yadada mean?

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