UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER! The bottles of Great Big Plants go to Rebecca and Shira, so y’all need to get in touch with me with your addresses. You’ll find contact info here. Thanks for playing, everybody!
The nice people at Great Big Plants sent us a box of their wonder juice to try out. I popped open a bottle earlier this year and watered all my distressed, frost-bitten plants with it, particularly an almost-given-up-for-dead tibouchina (princess flower) that had gone from a gorgeous flowering shrub to scary little nubs in no time.
I’m the worst person to ask to try out a product, because I’m such a hit-and-miss gardener. You’ll never get a truly scientific evaluation out of me. But I gotta say, I used Great Big Plants on half of the tibouchinas and the rest just got whatever dry fertilizer and compost I was using in the rest of the garden. The shrubs that didn’t get a shot of this stuff are seriously lagging behind.
Is it blind luck or are we on to something? You be the judge.
Great Big Plants contains organic compost, water, humic acid, micronutrients, and seaweed extract. It’s registered under Washington State’s organic program. A quart of the stuff sells for $18.95 online and makes 8 gallons. And hey, the package is pretty cute.
Are you Great Big Plant-worthy? Let us hear your tale of woe–most neglected plant, ugliest flower bed, crappiest soil–and we’ll pick not one, but two winners, and ship a bottle to each of you. The winners won’t get announced until the weekend, so you’ve got time to really spin a yarn, or even post something on your own blog and put a link in the comments.Posted by Amy Stewart on July 19, 2007 at 5:32 am, in the category Taking Your Gardening Dollar.