This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m not much of a gardner, but I have a huge appreciation for my mom, who is an amazing gardener. It takes time, dedication, and patience to grow a successful garden. I’ve always wanted my kids to learn how to garden because they can learn a lot from taking care of a garden. I especially want them to understand how fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown. I’m very excited I’ve found the best way to garden with kids. The Gro-ables Project makes gardening so easy and it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to gardening.
Miracle-Gro Gro-ables are seed pods that contain everything you need to grow a fruit, herb, or vegetable. All you do is simply plant the seed pod, water it, and watch the seed grow! I love that each seed pod is guaranteed to grow! When we’ve planted seeds in the past, many of them don’t grow because they are washed away or don’t have the proper nutrition to grow. These Miracle-Gro Gro-able seed pods are the best way to grow plants.
These Miracle-Gro Gro-able seed pods are guaranteed to grow! The kids will love watching these plants sprout and eventually turn into fruits and vegetables that they can eat. Such an awesome way to promote good eating, too! Lots of learning took place while we did this garden activity:
We had a blast putting our garden together! It was such a special time for my middle son and I! He is so proud of all the work he did to help create this garden. Can you tell he was happy about this gardening project?
In our patio garden, we planted spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers! Wesley loves all of those vegetables, except tomatoes! I’m hoping he’ll learn to love them since we are growing them!
I love herbs, so we also planted cilantro, parsley, and basil! It will be so awesome to use fresh herbs in recipes!
Now we’re patiently waiting for our plants to grow! The great news is, they only take 1-2 weeks until we’ll see sprouts! Stay tuned for an update, as well as fun kid activities for gardening that I’ll be sharing next week!
Check out the Gro-ables Project to learn more about these and to find more garden inspiration! They will make gardening easy for you and fun for your kids! What are your favorite tips for growing plants with children?
Dave B. Ledoux says
Outstanding Angela! Spiderman is in charge of protecting the organic garden from crime. And squirrels and rabbits.
Isn’t it amazing what happens when you teach kids about gardening? My earliest memories are from helping my parents in their garden…especially the strawberries. This consciousness will hopefully one day get back into schools so more people can learn where food actually comes from and the difference between a home-grown veggie and a frankenfood.
My wife and I grow a lot of herbs in our kitchen garden near our back door. Nothing can compare to fresh cilantro in home-made salsa. We’d love to see some of your favorite recipes. I hope you and Spiderman have a sensational summer and that you get a bountiful harvest!
Thanks for everything you’re doing to promote gardening Angela.
Dave the Gardener
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I love this idea! I’m not a gardener myself, but have been thinking of growing some vegetables with my kids so they can learn! Where did you find the “cart” for your patio garden? It’s so cute and I like it has wheels so we can move it inside the house easily if it gets cold (we live in a city that it could snow in May!) Thanks!
Angela Thayer says
I found it at Lowes! And yes, I love that it has wheels, too!
I’ve been wanting to start gardening with my boys. I have one small pot outside right now with basil. Like you, I admire those who do it well… I’m afraid I’m not that person. 🙁 You’ve inspired me to try again though!
Angela Thayer says
Wonderful! I’m determined to try hard this year! 🙂 You can do it!!