Monday, May 13, 2013

Gardening for Dummies: I hate Monsanto

***** Update: I'm sitting here late tonight totally stressed out about having just fed my plants a Monsanto product. How on earth do they do it?! How is Monsanto EVERYWHERE?! Clearly, I'm a rookie gardener ... I've been honest about that from day 1. I have to learn to read labels and research. Just like I search every label for high fructose corn syrup, I must now google search every company to find out if its parent company is Monsanto and therefore not consumable. Sorry to so carelessly promote something from evil Monsanto.

DON'T USE MIRACLE GRO. I'll be throwing mine out now ... actually, I'll probably take it back to Costco since they have such a great return policy. Or maybe call the money guarantee on the back of the box. Ugh. I'll let you know what I find as a replacement ... and how well my garden does without it.






8 comments:

  1. you have convinced me. our garden looks a lot like your before picture. I will have to give the miracle gro a try. great job on your garden!

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    1. Thank you!!! And... can I hire you to edit my blog?! Dude. I seriously thought it was Miracle GROW. With a W. Never really paid any attention to the box. Thanks for spelling it correctly and cluing me in!! :D Have a great day!

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    2. Didn't you say NOT to use Miracle Gro?....... I'm confused.

      Also, why not?

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    3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry. This looks SO confusing. Yesterday, I posted that I had been using Miracle Gro. And I totally offered a great testimonial on how wonderful it was because my garden is all thriving ... THEN ... reader Selene, commented below and I started researching. I was sorta ticked (to say the least) that I had supported MONSANTO. I know it sounds really negligent, and it is, but I'm a total rookie gardener and always heard about Miracle Gro and it's so wonderful ... blah blah blah. Bought it, used it, never did the research. So, I edited my post, because it seemed like the responsible thing to do.

      I'll direct you to the link that Selene posted:
      http://roseredandlavender.com/blog/whats-wrong-with-miracle-grow-aka-the-dangers-of-miracle-grow/

      Sorry to confuse you.

      And Boswell0617 ... don't do it! Go buy some fish emulsion and try that. That's what I'm gonna try next. Good luck, guys!

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  2. http://roseredandlavender.com/blog/whats-wrong-with-miracle-grow-aka-the-dangers-of-miracle-grow/

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    1. Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what I get for not digging into labels!!! Miracle Gro is owned by Monsanto!!! Now I just want to drink a gallon of cyanide and call it a day. Must. Delete. My. Testimony. Immediately.

      I flipping HATE Monsanto. How are they everywhere????

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  3. My friend just told me today about a app that is free that helps you boycott products from companies you do not want to support like Monsanto products. Its called Buycott. I haven't used it yet, but hopefully this will be one of my new favorite apps.

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    1. I'm going to look it up NOW. I'm a big (HUGE) believer in speaking up with my wallet. Buycott sounds PERFECT for me. :D Thank you so much!!

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