Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules-A Review

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Name of Product: Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All- Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules.

The Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.co.uk

Product Dimensions: 9.6cm x 17.8cm x 24.7 cm.

Shipping Weight: 2.1kg

In this article, we will be reviewing a new product that has come onto the market and this is Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose fertilizer. Here in the UK, you know the gardening season is in full swing when Miracle-Gro starts advertising their new products.

Does this product make you have a bigger harvest?
Does this product make you have a bigger harvest?

If you have been following my website for a while, then you know why plant fertilizers are important. Just as much as we require food to get our energy and nutrients, then plants also need food and nutrients to sustain them. I have reviewed slow-release fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, Q4 granular fertilizer, manures, Growmore and fish, blood and bone.

They all have their uses in the garden but when a new product comes onto the market then you have the urge to try them out. That is what I did and I got some to see if it lives up to the promise.


What makes this product different is that unlike many other fertilisers on the market, it does not have products made from animal products. This product I repeat contains no animal waste at all, which is such a novel idea for gardeners. When I started gardening many moons ago, we often used what products we could get our hands-on. We did not think about what was the source of our fertilisers.

Things have changed and as more of us are taking up a vegan lifestyle, then it comes as no surprise that this should apply to our gardens. Vegans do not want a garden that grows based on the waste of animals, no matter it is from the animal faeces or the bones themselves. They have the right to do so.

This is why the people at Miracle-Gro has come up with the Performance Organics range, I will be reviewing other products in the range in future articles, but in this article, I will be reviewing the All-purpose Fertilizer. I hope to update this article later on in the year after the growing season has finished, where I will reach a final decision. In this article, I will give my initial thoughts about the product.


One of the claims that Miracle-Gro tends to make is that their products will double the size of your plants, especially so if you do not feed them. This claim is true, but then yet again any plant that is fed regularly and watered will grow bigger than those who are not. This is a granular food that will feed your plants with the required main macronutrients of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium and some trace elements.

Performance Organics is a new range of 100% naturally based products that are also 100% organic. The product is made from plant-based materials and therefore suitable for those who do not want to use animal-based products within their garden. It is claimed to do this in 7 days, which is indeed a bold claim, but we will need to investigate if it is true. Once fed the plants are sustained for 3 months, which is an impressive amount of time.

The product has 8% nitrogen, 5% phosphorus pentoxide and 5% potassium oxide. What must be recalled is figures often quoted by manufacturers are a mixture of nitrates, phosphates, and potassium salts that are not truly representative of the true NPK ratio. You have to look beyond the stated figures. The NPK ratio actually converts to 8: 2.18: 4.15.

This is ideal for the development of shoots, green leaves and flowers but not much so in the terms of root development. It is an adaption of the traditional Miracle-Gro granular feed and so should have similar results.


The product is also pet, child and bee-friendly in that once applied the product will not harm your child, your dog or cat or the friendly bees whose you fruit harvest is so much dependent on. The only thing they recommend is the treating area is kept clear whilst the product is applied. This is a product that will benefit the garden, but be gentle as a lamb at the same time.

The packaging that the product comes in is also environmentally friendly, as it is made out of cardboard and so can be composted or recycled.

In summary, it is a granular plant food that can be safely used indoors or outdoors, is plant-based and should supply enough food for 3 months. They say it can be feed plants for 3 months but they recommend that you apply for 6 weeks. It depends on how hungry your plants are.


As a guide, one handful equates to 25 grams of this product.

  • When sowing directly in soil, apply 25 grams per square metre.
  • If you are growing fruits and vegetables, 75 to 100 grams per square metre.
  • For hungry and demanding veg, such as courgette and potatoes, apply 100 to 125 gram per square metre.
  • For roses and shrubs, use 25 to 50 gram, per plant.
  • For containers that are less than 10 litres in size, apply 5 grams per litre.
  • For containers larger than 10 litres, apply 3 gram per litre.


It is quite easy to use this product.

Use the above application rate and then lightly fork the granules around your plant.

After application give your plants a good drink of water.


  • It is an environmentally friendly product
  • It will give the plant the right amount of nitrogen and potassium that they need but not enough phosphorus so the plant roots develop. This can be helped by regular application.
  • The product should cover around 40 square metres of growing area, 200 litres of potting compost, 20 rose and shrub, or 10 square metres of vegetable growing space.
  • Pet, child and bee-friendly. There is no need to worry if they play near the area after application.


  • Price can be seen as expensive, especially compared to other products.
  • It is a new product and so has not had enough time to be tested, Trails are not the same as actual use in the garden.


That is the 64 million dollar question, as we simply do not know, but with my trails this year, we will soon find out.

Based on my research, it looks promising, but not any more promising than other fertilizer that I have reviewed. It most certainly will not be worse than any other fertilizer, but it will certainly help your plant to grow healthier and be more productive.

If you have used miracle grow products in the past, I think you will not be disappointed.

If you want to try this product and see if it is just as good as your regular fertilizer, you can purchase it here.

I will update this article in the near future when I have more empirical information.

If you have any questions and comments that you wish to make, please do so in the comment box below.

Please try if you are curious.


12 thoughts on “Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose Plant Nutrition Granules-A Review”

  1. This is probably one of the most critical years for gardeners as not only food supply is low, quality is harder to come by as well. More importantly, grocery shopping has become a hassle with the threat of germs. Growing your own vegetables is an excellent way to ensure that the produce is both clean and high quality. Plant nutrition is an essential part of gardening and as such I am glad to have come across your review here on Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose fertilizer. That it is not made from any animal products is pretty outstanding. Also, I like that it is child, bee and pet friendly. Organics are the way to go these days and I look forward to trying this product through your link. Great review on Miracle-Gro Performance Organics All-Purpose fertilizer and thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Hi Pentrental

      Thank you very much for those glowing words as I try to  be honest as possible  with my reviews. It is a new product and therefore it effectiveness is still in doubt, but if you buy the product I would appreciate  your feedback.

      Kind regards


  2. Hello Antonio, it’s nice to see some really good fertiliser to make use of with your plans and can be trusted. I have made use of some other fertiliser that end up damaging the crops and it affected the soil badly. I would love to get the miracle gro fertiliser an see how good it is for myself. I hope to give some really good feedback on how it performed. Thanks for sharing. 

    1. Hi Justin

      I very much appreciate you getting in contact with me and  I hope you use the product to see if it really does help you to produce bigger and better blooms. We can all do with this, especially as it has been a hard year for many. Go for this product and tell me what you think about it.



  3. OK – I have not been reading my Mircal-Gro label lately.  I don’t I know if I have the one that has no animal by-products or not.  I do know that I thought it was more expensive when I purchased the container.  We had a Miracle-Gro manufacturing plant in the area where I lived a few years ago, so I tried it and loved the results/

    I have gotten lazy about keeping up with what is in my products, and your article brought this to my attention.  I just got lazy through the years, and reached for the green box.  Thanks to your article, I will start being more proactive in what I am buying, even if I have to drag out the reading glasses!  While your article had a lot of information, and I doubt that reminding a lazy older gardener that she needed to pay attention to product labels with continent lists, was your main focus, it became that for me.  Thanks, Sami

    1. Hi Sami

      Thank you for your feedback  and as you say it can be hard to keep up to date with all the initiatives  they come up with. I like to show my readers all the latest news and hope you got a lot out of it.



  4. Wow, I am really surprised to see the way this product work. I have never seen a fertilizer that doesn’t make use of animal wastes before. This is the first for me but even with that, it seems to work really well. That is it not health hazardous and the fact that I can use it directly is great. This is a very good one. Thanks for the eyeopener.

    1. Hi Henderson 

      It is always a good feeling when you have truly surprised  people, as it is great that we are slowly expanding our range of gardening fertilizers. I hope you trial the product with me and give feedback, so I can update this article. 



  5. I have used Miracle Grow organic fertilizer in the past and it seemed to have some pretty good results. However, I would need a little more time with it to truly see its benefits. It is nice to know that there is an option for those who may be following a vegan diet and want to avoid animal fertilizers. I like that this particular fertilizer can be used on a variety of plants, from flowers to fruits and vegetables. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Steve

      That is what attracted me to this product as it is based on non-animal products, so is such a novel product for the garden. I do hope it lives up to  the promises and we will be all harvesting bountiful crops in the near future.



  6. Hey nice article you have there. This is the exact fertilizer I have been looking for to enrich my plants produce . The environmental friendly nature of this product is quite awesome , unlike the one I am using that has cause me some trouble with honey farmers in my region. having this product is all I need now to be at peace with the honey farmers while still enriching my plants.

    1. Hi edahnewton

      Thank you for those kind words, which are very much appreciated. I also think that the environmentally friendly  nature of the product will appeal to many people and I hope you start to use this product.



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