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True performance, organically

For the first time ever, performance results with natural and organic ingredients.

Today, more gardeners seek organic solutions. In fact, over the past 10 years, the market for organic products has grown by 200 percent.

At the same time, our research shows that performance is more important than ever for organic solutions. But up until now one of the biggest challenges with organic products is they did not perform as well as conventional plant foods and fertilizers.

We set out to find a solution, And after years of work, we did.

With Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics™, for the first time ever, gardeners have an organic gardening solution that achieves results on par with conventional Miracle-Gro® products.

This is a complete product line made of natural and organic ingredients and it became possible because of two unique technology platforms: next-generation nutrition and compost. To "crack the organic code" and achieve that balance of high performance with an organic formulation, it took a lot of work, including:

  • Performing 200+ analytical tests
  • Growing more than 43,000 tomatoes
  • Examining 43+ uniquely different raw materials
  • Creating 42 patent claims
  • “Fingerprinting” 200 compost blends

This was a true team effort. Our R&D team spent more than three years of research and testing. Our Supply Chain organization reinvented how they create a consistent blend of compost region to region. Attorneys in our legal department developed new processes to ensure consistent organic materials and products. And our Regulatory group secured government approval wherever it was necessary.

The result is a product that delivers the same trusted results that have become synonymous with original Miracle-Gro®. Our new Performance Organics™ products are also OMRI-listed by the influential Organic Materials Review Institute.

And yes, the creation of an organic product that offers the same results as our traditional formulations is bound to create competition with our original products. But if anyone is going to create the next chapter in lawn and gardening, we want it to be us.