Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Miracle Grows a Lawsuit

Lots of folks love Miracle-Gro. Possibly because it seems healthy because it sounds like the word "grow" is in it. Of course, lots of nasty things can also "grow" or (gro). Like tumors. And plumes of pollution in the groundwater.

Anyway, I was amused by this website, Sued by Scotts, in which Terracycle describes how it has been sued by Scotts Miracle-Gro, which claims consumers will confuse their products.

Oh, of course. I can barely tell the creepy chemical liquid from Scotts Miracle Gro (left) from the worm poop compost tea made by Terracycle (right).

You might look for Terracycle next time you're at the nursery looking for plant food. And their web site has tons of cool sustainable-gardening tips and ideas. It's really a cool company.