Yesterday, I billed every minute of my day. Literally: from when I walked into my office at 8:30 until I left at 5:05 p.m., not a single minute went unbilled: I was on the phone constantly, preparing for hearings, in hearings, and then preparing for other hearings.
That can be exhausting; it’s necessary - -so few other lawyers do what I do - -but it’s tiring. So I need a way to unwind, and last year, I tried gardening. My two youngest sons and I got out in our backyard and planted a vegetable and flower garden… with little success.
We did everything right - -churned up the soil, pulled weeds, planted the seeds far enough apart, watered them, and in the end, we got a couple of weeds and something I thought might be a sunflower.
The problem, I think, is our soil. (It’s certainly not me, right?) We have terrible soil around here: sandy, dry, hard to grow stuff in. That’s why I was excited that I got a free sample of Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix to try out this year.
Miracle-Gro® sent me a fee sample package of their Concentrated Planting Mix to try out. Probably because I’m such a big shot that my endorsement would be worth zillions to them. Or, more likely, because they knew that I needed the help. Whatever reason they had, I got the free sample, and I’m excited.
This soil additive isn’t like others. It’s got something called Expand ‘n Gro™ will improve the soil for up to three years, and which feeds the plants better than native soil, so using it can get me up to three times the usual number of flowers or vegetables.
It does that using something called COCONUT COIR, which is made from coconut husk. The coir fibers from places like Sri Lanka are compressed and added to the soil (that’s recycling: previously these fibers were simply tossed out, so using this stuff helps out two ways). The fibers are lightweight and easy to use, but they help provide far more air and water for the plants.
After spending a whole day in the office – never even relaxing once – I like to get outside in a nice yard and do some physical work. But what good is that if the garden doesn’t look nice? With this Miracle Gro, I’m betting this year I’ll see some results in that backyard.
Expand ‘n Gro™ is available at lawn and garden retailers in the Midwest, Northeast and Texas or at expandngro.com and Amazon.com. If you’d like your own sample, leave a comment – I’ve got an extra and I’ll mail it to the first commenter.