I write about gardening a lot. I've been growing things since I was a child and having a garden saves my family a lot of money on our grocery bill every spring and summer. Even though I've got lots of great beginning gardener tips, some people feel like they need a little extra help in the gardening department.
When I was asked by Miracle-Gro to work with them to share about their Gro-ables seed pods, I thought, this is the helping hand some of my readers need! They are SO easy to use that I enlisted the help of my 5 year old to show you how to use them - if my 5 year old can pull this off, you can too!
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Choose Your Pod
K wanted to grow his very own basil plant and chose that pod. (messy peanut butter sandwich face optional!)
Peel off the top
The first layer has growing information like what temperature it should be outside before planting it.
Peel off the second layer to reveal the growing medium with the seeds and plant food mix.
To plant the pod, push it straight down into the ground or a pot of potting mix until the lip is even with the dirt. K wanted to grow his plant in a pot, so we added some potting mix and planted it there.
Gently water your pod with a water can or watering wand until the pod and potting mix is very damp (but not so soggy that there is standing water)
Just keep your pod watered (remember - damp like a wrung out sponge - not soggy or flooded) and in a couple weeks you should have a sprout! Keep taking care of your plants and in a couple months the harvest will be ready to eat.
Every single pod works the same way. The pods take the guess work out of things like planting depth and technique that can intimidate new gardeners or make gardening with kids tricky.
Here's what is inside each pod:
Visit the Gro-ables site at the Gro-ables Project
At Miracle-Gro®, they believe that there’s a lot to learn from even the smallest plants. So they've started The Gro-ables Project: a movement to share the joy of growing herbs and veggies while giving kids truly hands-on learning experiences. Join them by planting your own Gro-ables and sharing your story!
About the Author:
Carissa is a green lifestyle expert and mom of two boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. You can also find her recipes featured in The Non-GMO Cookbook as well as in periodicals like Urban Farm Magazine. Her goal is to empower families to make healthier choices that are easy, taste great and are fun!
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