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$5.55 sale price when purchased online
$6.99 list price

About this item

Highlights

  • Protects against over- and under-watering
  • Feeds up to 6 months
  • Grows Plants Twice as Big!®* *vs. unfed plants
  • Absorbs up to 33% more water than basic potting soil* *vs. potting soil that does not contain sphagnum peat moss, coir and wetting agent
  • Helps beautify potted flowers, indoors and out

Description

Beautify your potted flowers with Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control® Potting Mix. Our specially formulated mix will feed your plants for up to 6 months and protect against over- and under- watering. It absorbs up to 33% more water than basic potting soil**, so your plants can remain hydrated. Use it with indoor and outdoor container plants. Grows Plants Twice as Big!®* *vs. unfed plants **vs. potting soil that does not contain sphagnum peat moss, coir, and wetting agent.
Weight: 6.65 Pounds
Used For: Plants, Growing Flowers, Flowers
Capacity (Volume): 8 Quart
Maximum Coverage Area: 100 Square Feet
TCIN: 13983668
UPC: 032247557832
Item Number (DPCI): 084-16-0305
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 15.5 inches length x 12.75 inches width x 3.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 6.4 pounds
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: Florida

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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3.4 out of 5 stars with 1902 reviews
43% would recommend
23 recommendations
quality: 2.88 out of 5
value: 2.96 out of 5

Good stuff

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dolly - 5 days ago, Verified purchaser
Proven reliability for healthy plants
quality: 4 out of 5
value: 4 out of 5
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Fungus!

1 out of 5 stars
Cyn - 13 days ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
2nd time I buy this and both times it killed everything, grew mold even with proper drainage and ventilation. Fungus Gnats everywhere. Very low quality product. I'm done with Miracle Gro. Never again.
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Horrible

1 out of 5 stars
Chickadee - 14 days ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I used to love this product, but I am so disappointed in the quality now. It is full of sticks and hard dense wood pieces. It used to be so silky and wonderful and now is just awful. On top of that, my seedlings that I repotted using this mix are all dying. I have been gardening for over thirty years so it isn't a beginner mistake. My tomato plants were looking spectacular and now they are all dying. I am so disappointed I could cry. Major thumbs down Miracle Gro.
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The only products I use!

5 out of 5 stars
Eliza’s-8890 - 15 days ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I’ve always used Miracle Grow products, and it’s served me well! My flowers and veggies are always healthy, and seem to grow bigger than normal. I love these products!
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Terrible Odor

1 out of 5 stars
Skerns - 18 days ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I just bought two bags of indoor potting soil, one regular and one cactus mix. The odor that is coming off the soil is almost unbearable. It smells like mold and menthol. The smell is strong enough to make our eyes water! Unfortunately, I transplanted 4 indoor plant with this stuff today. My house reeks and we are miserable. I would like to know what is causing the smell and will unlikely purchase miracle gro in the future. The last bag of soil I purchased was a Rural King brand and it was nothing like this. .
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Zero Stars - Terrible - killed my plant I had for over 4 years

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Andrea - 23 days ago, Verified purchaser
I had an indoor plant that thrived for 4 years. Its leaves looked a little meh so I bought this thinking it would help. Nope, instead it completely killed the plant. I noticed when I reviewed this product, most 5 star ratings have "[This review was collected as part of a promotion." next to it. Search the 1 stars, and they don't have this. Kinda interesting. I would steer clear of this unless you want dead plants. Not sure if some of the bags are bad and so in a perfect world its a great product or what is happening here, but its no bueno.
1 reply from Miracle-Gro Consumer Services team - 22 days ago
We are concerned to hear this. We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 888-295-6902 for assistance.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Great product

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
ASHLEY B - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Great for indoor plants
quality: 5 out of 5
value: 5 out of 5
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5 out of 5 stars
CJS - 1 month ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I have been using this product for years, always great results.
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I'm done with Miracle-Gro

1 out of 5 stars
Charles S. - 1 month ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I've been using Miracle-Gro potting soil for several years without any significant problems. Not this year. The first bag I got was not just clearly of poor quality -- lots of undecomposed woody material -- but it had a strongly hydrophobic component: when top-watering, dusty, peaty stuff floated to the top and the bottom portion drained very poorly.I thought maybe I had gotten a bad bag, or that it had dried out (despite feeling moist to touch.) Got another from a different distributor to make sure, but it was the same. I'm guessing that they changed their formulation to include more low-cost cellulosic stuff, but whatever the story, I'm done. No more Miracle-Gro for me!
1 reply from Customer Care team - 1 month ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with our Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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Tons of weed seedlings and fungus gnats - BEWARE

1 out of 5 stars
BethO - 1 month ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I bought a 50L bag of miracle last fall, and used it on my outdoor bedding plants. About two months ago I used some of the soil to transplant a few indoor plants into larger pots, and was extremely disappointed! I kept getting random seedlings coming up in my transplanted pots, and also for the first time found fungus gnats arising from my plants. I threw the remainder of the bag in the garbage, and will not be purchasing Miracle Gro soil this coming gardening season.
1 reply from Customer Care team - 1 month ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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Don't Buy Any Other Than This

5 out of 5 stars
IRDSISSSS - 1 month ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got this item from Scotts. What a great product to use with my plants! Doesn't clump like others when pouring out. You don't have to water as much. Great water retention. Plants look healthier and larger. I have had many people ask me where I buy my plants and I tell them it's the soil that makes the difference. I have bought this product after getting the first one as a sample. Will never buy another brand again!
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Piece of woods size of hand shovel in the bag

3 out of 5 stars
Marge - 2 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
Found a piece of wood the size of my hand shovel in the bag of potting mix
1 reply from Customer Care team - 2 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. We take every effort the screen out debris. Possibly, screens were damaged and not noticed, allowing some debris into bagged product. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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Moisture Control

5 out of 5 stars
Adendyut - 2 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix enables you to keep plants thriving without over or under watering. My favorite feature was that it feeds my potted plants up to 6 months enabling them to potentially grow twice as big.
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not happy with the evolution of your product

2 out of 5 stars
Jeannine - 2 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
Bought this product today and was soooo disappointed to find the entire bag so full of water. I could actually squeeze the water content out with my hand. Why am I buying water?
1 reply from Customer Care team - 2 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. This product should not be really wet when purchased. Was there a hole, even a small one, that would have allowed excess moisture to get into the bag? We suggest that you let it dry on some newspapers prior to using. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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BAD

1 out of 5 stars
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT - 2 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
the last bag we bought was full of bugs. It was so bad that we are tossing it ouy. Our house is infected with the bugs.
1 reply from Customer Care team - 2 months ago
We are concerned to hear this. We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 888-295-6902 for assistance.
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Do NOT buy!!!! Knats!!!!!!

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Ali Chase - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Horrible soil, infested with gnats do not buy!!!!!!
1 reply from Miracle-Gro Consumer Services team - 2 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. Fungus gnats do not harm humans and do little plant damage (they primarily feed on the fungus found naturally in soil). We recommend allowing the soil to dry out as much as possible between watering will help control the larvae. Applying at least 1/2 inch of horticultural sand on top of the soil of potted/container plants. Larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. Horticultural sand should be left on the container for several weeks, until the problem is solved. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 877-220-3089 if we can further assist.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Opposite of a miracle kills your plants

1 out of 5 stars
Angry - 3 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
Yeah, I see I’m not the only one who suffering from fungus gnats! Bought a plant and repotted it with this potting soil! Put the potting soil in a sealed tote after potting my plant! Started having issues with fungus nuts got some new pots for my newer plants. I want to repot it and open the bag from the tote fungus everywhere inside the bag that was sealed inside the tote! I am not happy about losing my enjoy Pothos, and now that I open the tote and released unknowingly more gnats into my apartment probably my other plants! Guess I’ll be doing first aid on all of them when I get better potting soil after doing some research and looking at other Reviews!
1 reply from Customer Care team - 3 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. Insects could not survive the composting and packing process. However, it is possible for them to enter the bag during shipping and storage. Insects may also come in with the soil of transplanted plants or enter through cracks, crevices, open windows or doors simply looking for a suitable environment. The small flying insects are likely fungus gnats. These insects do not harm humans and do little plant damage (they primarily feed on the fungus found naturally in soil), but can be a nuisance. A possible way to control fungus gnats includes allowing the soil to dry out as much as possible between watering, which will help control the larvae. Also, you can try applying at least 1/2 inch of horticultural sand on top of the soil of potted/container plants; the larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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DO NOT BUY THIS OR ANY MIRACLE GRO PRODUCT!

1 out of 5 stars
Teegs - 4 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
If you want all your plants to die and become infested with fungus gnats then buy this stuff! Do your research and you'll see countless other stories similar to mine. I know its cheap but its not worth it.
1 reply from Customer Care team - 4 months ago
We are concerned to hear this. We would like the opportunity to gather some additional information and offer assistance. Please reach out to our Consumer Services team at 888-295-6902 for assistance.
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Poor

1 out of 5 stars
Chrystal - 4 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
Bought this soil and now I have fungus Nats and mold my plants look horrible hundreds of dollars worth of plants and my time everything gone just ruined thanks miracle grow for nothing
1 reply from Customer Care team - 4 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Potting Mix with Plant Food and appreciate your feedback. Fungal mold spores, including mushroom-producing fungi, are a natural part of soils. It just takes the right conditions for the spores to develop into a fungus or mold. Our growing media products are not sterilized and may contain microorganisms including fungus. In fact, fungus molds have been scientifically proven to improve the growth of plants by releasing nutrients from the organic material that growing media are typically. Fungus mold only becomes a problem if there is an overgrowth. Overgrowth occurs when the soil is too wet. The mold and fungus that grows on soils will not harm plants, is safe for people and pets to be around and will go away with sunlight and air circulation. Insects could not survive the composting and packing process. However, it is possible for them to enter the bag during shipping and storage. Insects may also come in with the soil of transplanted plants or enter through cracks, crevices, open windows or doors simply looking for a suitable environment. Fungus gnats do not harm humans and do little plant damage (they primarily feed on the fungus found naturally in soil), but can be a nuisance. A possible way to control fungus gnats includes allowing the soil to dry out as much as possible between watering, which will help control the larvae. Also, you can try applying at least 1/2 inch of horticultural sand on top of the soil of potted/container plants; the larvae cannot burrow through the sand and will die. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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1 out of 5 stars
Julia - 4 months ago
originally posted on Miracle-Gro
I bought this soil two months ago and all my plants are ruined. My plants were very happy but I just wanted to transplant them to bigger pots and now all are full of mold.
1 reply from Customer Care team - 4 months ago
We're sorry to read about your disappointment with Miracle-Gro Potting Mix and appreciate your feedback. Mold and fungal spores are a natural part of soil and can develop under the right conditions. We want you to be confident in our products. For this reason, we offer a product guarantee to our consumers. At your earliest convenience, please reach out to us at 888-295-6902 if we can further assist.
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