The ’Miracle’ of Miracle-Gro

Most recent answer: 10/22/2007

How does miracle-gro work?
- Denise (age 17)
Cumberland high school, cumberland, Wi, USA
Denise -

The answer to your question is probably simpler than you think. Miracle-Gro and other similar fertilizers are simply combinations of the various chemicals that plants need to grow, particularly those that most peoples’ backyards don’t have enough of. To find out exactly which vitamins and minerals these are, just read the label on the bottle. The reason that these liquid fertilizer can work such ’miracles’ is that they are water soluble. Plants absorb all of their nutrients together with water through their roots. If the nutrients are already dissolved in water, they can be taken up by the plants much more quickly.


(published on 10/22/2007)