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Recalling the Man Who Promised 'Bigger, Better, Faster' Gardens

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Recalling the Man Who Promised 'Bigger, Better, Faster' Gardens

Recalling the Man Who Promised 'Bigger, Better, Faster' Gardens

Recalling the Man Who Promised 'Bigger, Better, Faster' Gardens

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Horace Hagedorn, the man who gave the gardening world Miracle-Gro, a product that has dominated the home fertilizer market for decades, died last week at the age of 89. NPR's Ketzel Levine says the blue-colored fertilizer changed the way Americans gardened — with a promise of "Bigger, Better, Faster" — but did little for the complexities of soil.