I am so GLAD you found my little corner of the internet! I know you’re here because you’re curious to see if this crazy plant food of WEIRD ingredients actually WORKS!?
I’m here to tell you that my husband and I have been making this mixture every spring through summer for the past 16 years we have been married! And every year without fail, we have the most envious yard on the block!
When used correctly, this crazy mixture works miracles on not just our garden but on all of our friends and family we have shared our recipe with! Even Brooke from All Things Thrifty tried and LOVED the results! I have also gotten loads of emails and comments about how effective this crazy plant food recipe actually is!
So are you READY to get the 4 Ingredient plant food recipe for Bigger Better Plants This Year!!
Seriously your LIFE will not be the SAME! It works that WELL!
Now for the secret family RECIPE!! This plant food recipe has been a hush hush family secret for as long as my dear hubby can remember! But Why NOT share a good thing that works wonders!
Steroids For Plants: Yep That’s what I’m calling it 😉
- 1 Cup Ammonia
- 1 Cup Shampoo
- 8 oz Beer
- 1 Sleeve of Miracle-Gro
Now, Stick with ME! I’ll walk you through the entire process! It can get kind of confusing! (As you can see from the number of comments AND questions! )
This is the kind of MiracleGro you will need to buy, the granules! I get asked a lot if you can swap out… Just stick with this it works!
- Mix the MiracleGro packet, shampoo, ammonia, and beer mix with a paint stick in a LARGE 5-gallon bucket. This mixture will be POTENT and can stain, so use caution! (concrete included)
- This is why using a sprayer is ESSENTIAL! Do NOT dump the mix on your plants or grass directly! The mixture is intended to be highly diluted with water!
- Portion out and fill the sprayer to the full point and attach to your garden house – Then spray plants while the hose is on! This will ensure that the mixture is adequately diluted and allow for it’s magic to work!
- Feel free to spray on any plant or flower that grows above ground! You’ll have bigger bushes, flowers, and pretty much any else than you ever thought possible!! Your plants will get insanely big! And don’t be surprised if your neighbors start asking you what you have been doing differently with your plants!
- We apply the mixture about every two weeks all spring and summer long! It is easy to throw together and do once you get the hang of it! (Just dump any leftovers – it does not keep for next application)
Why it Works: – The NERDY Actual Science behind this CRAZY mixture!
The Ammonia provides Nitrogen the plants need; The Shampoo opens the plants so that nutrients can get to the roots, The Miracle-Gro is the plant food. The Beer acts as a catalyst to speed up the growth of the plant!
Kind of crazy, but trust me, it works. I have to give a big shout out to Mr. Thueson for stepping in and modeling the process. He is the real gardener in our home.
When we first got married Kelly told me he was never going to buy me flowers for Mother’s day. Before you go thinking he is a big jerk. He did however promise to always plant me flowers for Mother’s Day, and he has.