Ways To Stretch A Dollar: Homemade Liquid Miracle Grow Concentrate For $0.35 A Container!


Calling all my fellow gardeners! Today I wanted to share with you another way I stretch a dollar at my home. I make homemade Liquid Miracle Grow Concentrate!


1 gallon of water
1 tbsp Epsom salts
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp powdered milk
1/2 tsp ammonia
2 drops blue food coloring

Here’s how to do it! Simply mix all ingredients together, and use once a month on your plants; 1 ounce of concentrate should be mixed with three cups water when added to the spray containers, and 1/2 ounce of the mixture to 1 gallon water for manual feedings. I add two drops of blue food coloring, which is non-toxic for your lawn and plants, as I put this mixture back into the original containers, and no one has been the wiser for years as to the origins of my Miracle Grow Liquid Concentrate, until now I suppose! This formula works as the original, and costs $0.35 a bottle to make, whereas Miracle Grow costs $9.98 a 12-ounce container! I have never had an issue with this mixture clogging my home attachments, and my plants seem not to notice either!

Here’s to saving!

74 thoughts on “Ways To Stretch A Dollar: Homemade Liquid Miracle Grow Concentrate For $0.35 A Container!

  1. Hey, I stopped by from Thrifty Thursday. This is awesome I am SOOOO pinning this. I can’t wait for winter to be over and get into the garden! Thanks for sharing.

  2. In your directions you say to add “1/2 mixture to a gal of water”. Does this mean a half ounce to one gal water? Thanks, I can’t wait to give this a try!

  3. Love this recipe!!! I use all of the items (minus the food coloring!) on my plants, but have never thought to make it into a “miracle grow” fertilizer. Wonderful idea. Thank you.

  4. Great money saver. Thank you
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    thank you

  5. I should had said that I got to your blog from The NY Melrose family and that I signed up to receive your newsletter updates

  6. I’m definitely going to try this, and I’ve shared this post with friends. I’m your newest follower on twitter and fb – I’d love a follow back!

  7. I’ve had serveral recipes for various concoctions for garden and lawn fertilizer. This one sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend. Hope to see you back next week.


  8. Definitely going to give this a try this summer! I would love to have you share it over at our Ladies Only Blog Share for our spring edition over at my place. Regardless, I am pinning…I’m always looking for ways to save. Found you via the Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop!

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  11. Thanks so much for this recipe – it never occurred to me that I could make it myself!! Will definitely be trying it out. I just found you through Weekend Wanderings at Living Well Spending Less, and I subscribed and followed you on FB and Twitter. 🙂

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  14. This is an awesome tip! Miracle grow is so expensive. We’ll definitely be making our new now! Thank you for sharing with us at Turn it up Tuesday!

  15. What a good idea!! And just in time for the upcoming gardening season. Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. This was the most viewed link from last week’s party, so we’ll be featuring it at tomorrow’s party. We hope you’ll stop by and party with us again!!!

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  17. I really appreciate you linking up. I’m going to have to give this a try!! Putting it in to favorites. I have everything except the ammonia. Thanks for the tip to look for it at the dollar store.

  18. Wow! That is awesome, I’m a big fan of miracle grow so I can’t wait to mix up some of this affordable version!! Thanks for stopping by Wake Up Wednesday (I’m a new co-host this week:) I’m so glad you did so I could get this “recipe” !!

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