This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables Project. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve never had much of a green thumb. I’ve also never had much of a garden. Last year, though, we tried our first hand at planting a small batch of tomatoes and pumpkins, which turned out quite the success. Actually, our patch of pumpkins got a bit out of control. This year, we’re planning on expanding our bounty to include many more varieties of vegetables and herbs with a little help from my kids and Miracle-Gro®.
Miracle-Gro® believes that there’s a lot to learn from even the smallest plants. So they started The Gro-ables® Project: a movement to share the joy of growing herbs and veggies while giving kids truly hands-on learning experiences. And when it comes to gardening, every kid big and small is just looking for an excuse to play in potting mix!
To get us started on our way to a fruitful family garden this year, we were sent 18 packs of Miracle-Gro® Gro-ables seed pods. A fun activity for kids and families to get kids outside and interact with nature and food, each pod comes complete with everything you would need, except for potting mix and water. They’re literally no-fail, and guarantee it on the packaging.
Simply prepare potting mix where you’re going to plant. We’re started with a container of herbs, consisting of Basil, Cilantro, and Lemon Basil. Then, take the paper top off your seed pod and push into the mix just until the top is level with the surface.
Water daily and wait. In 1-2 weeks your seed will sprout. Several months after planting, flowers will appear which means fruit is close at hand. It’s that simple! And even those with the blackest of thumbs will see results.
We wanted to make sure that we remembered which seed was which, however, so we made a batch of these Clothespin Garden Markers. A great activity to get kids learning about the different types of veggies and herbs they’ll be planting and perfect to clip on to the edge of the pods, all you need are clothespins and a fine-tipped permanent marker.
These Clothespin Garden Markers would also be handy clipped along the edge of a pot to remind you what’s in it. You could also clip the instructions and details that come with the seeds to make sure you don’t lose them. Or, clip on top of a craft stick and insert in the dirt if there’s no ridge or edge. So many possibilities!
- fine-tipped black permanent marker
With your pods in front of you, grab a fine-tipped marker. Then, have your kids write the names of the different veggies and herbs you’re planting, one on each clip. Once all names are written, clip with or without the paper of details and growing instructions along the ridge of the pod, on the edge of your pot, or attach to the top of a craft stick inserted into the dirt.
Now get outside and get growing! Order your Gro-ables® seed pods™ today and join in the Gro-ables Project!