Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Your Kids Will Love Watching Their Vegetables Grow from Seed to Table with the New Miracle-Gro Kids Garden Kits (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My girls are all about gardening this year.  Last year we did some seed planting, but I was left to tend to their plants and transplant them into the garden when ready and care for them afterwards.  But, thanks to a few homeschool gardening classes where the girls made fairy and butterfly gardens and started seedlings for their summer gardens, they are hooked and now want to have their own garden area in our yard to grow vegetables and flowers they like. :-)

These are the fairy and butterfly gardens they made, along with grass seed caterpillars in the blue tulle.

Here is a picture I took the other day of the two garden beds I set up for the girls.  You can tell they didn't get their green thumbs from me, as usually I only have 1-2 successful vegetables growing after moving the seedlings into the garden bed.  

The girls told me that they secret soil that is making their vegetables take off...and based on what I am seeing when I go to water them each day, I am starting to believe it.  What you see is only a few weeks of growing, which is amazing.

In addition to having their own garden plots to take care of outside, my girls also have new seedlings and pots going in the house. They started an herb garden so that they can grow their own basil and parley for garnish for their weekly pasta dishes they help me make. And, Bella is trying to grow mint to add a little flavor to our summer drinks so they are more refreshing (her words, not mine!).  In addition to the herb gardens they just started, the girls also set up the Miracle-Gro Kids: My First Garden we were recently sent to review.

Miracle-Gro Kids My First Garden by Horizon Group USA

Even though this is not their first garden to take care, it was the first time they painted a metal garden tin planter.  They had painted the terra cotta pots in the past and added a plant for Mother's Day, but we never thought to paint the metal planters we had.  What a great idea!   And, thanks to the new Miracle-Gro Kids: My First Garden kit you get everything you need to help your children start and take care of their own garden.

Included in the kit is the metal tin planter, paint and paintbrush, 2 large soil discs, 3 seed packets (for basil, green peppers and green beans), along with wooden identifier sticks so you know which plants are which. 

They recommend to soak the seeds in water for a half hour before planting.  I have never done so am eager to see how this makes a difference.

My girls were so excited to paint their tin planter, and tried copying the planter on he box of the kit.  Unfortunately their sun didnt' come out like the one on the box, so they turned it into a beautiful yellow flower.  But, when all was said and done, they were happy with their painted tin and couldn't wait to plant their three 3 packets and watch them grow. 

Included in the box is an easy to follow instruction sheet which breaks down each and every step, making it easy for even novice gardeners or non-gardeners to set up a first garden with their children.  And, from experience, the three plants included in the kit are the easiest the grow and you start seeing the sprouts sooner than other plants, which will get your kids excited about their gardens and wanting to take care of them more in hopes to harvest green peppers and green beans later in the summer, along with picking a few basil leaves to add to your homemade pizza or pasta sauces.

We just set up our Miracle-Gro Kids: My First Garden, so we don't have much to show in terms of sprouts. But, the girls loved the process of painting and planting their seeds, and like their other gardens and pots they tend to daily, this new garden is also getting their TLC. 

If you have always wanted to have a little garden with your children, but didn't know where to start, or thought it would be a hassle, but I am here to say that this is the not the case with the new Miracle-Gro Kids: My First Garden kit.  It includes everything you need to make gardening with your kids a fun and stress free experience.

To learn more about the Miracle-Gro Kids: My First Garden kit or to your own kit, head on over to: https://www.horizongroupusa.com/outdoors/miracle-gro/ .  You will find this kit, as well as other Miracle-Gro Kids growing kits available.  





I am thinking to pick up the see-through planter so that the girls can view their plants growing.  


They would think that would be neat.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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