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Summer Project: Container Gardening With Kids

At Miracle-Gro®, we believe that there’s a lot to learn from even the smallest plants.  So we 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 us by planting your own Gro-ables, taking part in the activities below and sharing your story!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have covered gardening with kids in several of my blog posts while partnered with Miracle Gro. Gardening has always been a stress-relieving past-time of mine, and I am pleased these experiences have sparked a life-long interest in my kids.

Miracle-Gro has always manufactured products simple enough for my kids to use virtually on their own while at the same time able to hold my interest. Gardening is the perfect bonding project for all ages. Since summer is right around the corner, we are planning our summer growing projects.

The Gro-ables Project is fun and easy to use. You just peel the label, water, and wait for the particular fruit, herb, or vegetable to grow from the seed pod. We just planted the seed pods in containers and in a few short days we had sprouts and now we have the beginnings of a zucchini plant!

I love that each Gro-able is guaranteed to grow!

Each Gro-ables kit comes with 30 guaranteed-to-grow Gro-able pods a single variety of 4-6 types. What a fun activity for the kids to do as school closes. It is a great way to get the kids outdoors in the sunshine to enjoy the perfect weather.

What are your tips for growing plants with your children?

Watch out for Pests!

Those pesky bugs become more active with the warm weather. Make sure to keep a vigilant eye out for thrips, scale, and mites.

Great Picks for South Florida

  • Spinach: Oct-Feb
  • Cucumber: Sept-Feb
  • Basil: Early Spring or Fall
  • Romaine: Sept-Feb
  • Flat Leaf Parsley: Sept-Jan
  • Lemon Basil: Early Spring or Fall
  • Sweet Pepper: Aug-Feb
  • Roma Tomato: Aug-Feb
  • Cilantro: Early Spring or Fall
  • Eggplant: Aug-Feb
  • Jalapeno: Aug-April
  • Globe Tomato: Aug-Feb
  • Zucchini: Jan-Mar, Sept, Oct
  • Cherry Tomato: Aug-Feb
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  1. My son has been helping his grandma in the garden so much these past few months and I didn’t even think about container gardening with him! Such a cool idea! Can’t wait to get started.

  2. These look so cool! I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I love gardening with my kids and seeing their sheer excitement when their plants start producing food and/or flowers. Container gardening is so much easier, too — you don’t have all the weeds to fight!

  3. I was actually going to do this with the kids this weekend! I already bought them their own tools and some pots and plants. They love nature and definitely get their green thumb from their father!

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