Do NOT use anything from Scott\'s or Miracle Grow

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 4:45am
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After spending the last week living at Home Depot, Loes, Target and the internet I have some very disconcerting news. All Scott's products and Miracle grow products are NOT considered safe ( more than likely contain tree nut and peanut by products). The closer you live to a peanut/nut grwoing state the more likely the material will be part of the ingredients but customer service said in reality no bag is safe. I spoke to different people including Kyle and Tiffany. Kyle told me that they are going to start labeling but Tiffany had not heard this and she e-mailed her boss and told them my complaints. The bag and website did not include the peanut/nut ingredient but their information did include it and in most cases it was not a may contain but a CONTAIN peanut and nut by products.
I have been trying to find a safe soil for our school to use for gardening projects. Finally one from Canada checked out okay.

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 6:11am
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What brand did you find that was safe? I've been using miracle gro potting soil.
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Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 6:51am
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i have worried about that too. so far my son has been ok with planting projects

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 1:15am
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Lambert is safe and it is from Canada but we have it here at Home Depot.

Posted on: Sun, 04/13/2008 - 1:12pm
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I checked Home Depot, Menards and Lowes today and NONE had the Lambert brand potting soil. I am so frustrated-I have plants that I have to get potted, like yesterday, and I am going to have to use the junk out of the yard I guess. And pull weeds out of all my potted plants forever. I am SO sick of living out in the sticks.
Is there a website for this Lambert company? Or anywhere I can check to see what retailers might have them?

Posted on: Sun, 04/13/2008 - 2:27pm
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This article has a number for Lambert at the end of the article.
Hope that helps.
[url="http://www.move.com/home-garden/gardening/garden-landscape-ideas/soil-for-seed-starting.aspx"]Soil for seed starting[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 04/13/2008 - 10:25pm
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i remember being at a moms club planting activity and reading the soil and it was safe. my son has always been safe with that stuff too but i was always suspicious of what was in it.

Posted on: Mon, 04/14/2008 - 6:25am
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Originally Posted By: SkyMomThis article has a number for Lambert at the end of the article.
Hope that helps.
[url="http://www.move.com/home-garden/gardening/garden-landscape-ideas/soil-for-seed-starting.aspx"]Soil for seed starting[/url]
Thanks-I will give them a call.
Tidina, I checked all the bags that we looked at yesterday and they all said they contain "organic matter". That could be anything, including peanut shells or any kind of nut shells.
I sent an email to spectracide brands (or something like that) to ask if their schultz or vigoro brands contain any nut.

Posted on: Mon, 04/14/2008 - 10:36pm
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yes and this was a couple years ago before the new labeling laws.

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2008 - 8:57am
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THANKS! for the heads up about Scott's or miracle Grow.

Posted on: Tue, 04/29/2008 - 12:12am
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I called Fafard, originally a Candadian company now in Mass, and the representative told me no peanut or treenut products were found in their potting soils. The organic materials and composts are supposedly tree bark and various moss species. Call the 1-880 number on the Fafard website (fafard.com) for your comfort level. I found their potting soils at a locally owned nursery, it is not available at Lowes or Home Depot.

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