Sunshine, warm weather, and outdoor fun is here! It’s time to get our yards back in shape and plant all the pretty things, as well! My kids and I love to head to the nursery and pick up lots of annual flowers like impatients, petunias and geraniums. But we also like to pick up plants for our vegetable garden like tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. A couple of years ago we constructed a raised vegetable garden that took very little time to put together and was very affordable! This year, we’re in a new house with a new yard and I’m not really sure what we’ll be constructing and where, but I do know that we want to get started!
I just heard about a fun new project from Miracle Gro called Gro-ables. It involves these awesome little pods that you just pop in the ground or pot, water and watch grow. So, I thought it would be a great way to get out in the yard and really start having some fun (while learning a little bit) with the kids!
How to Create an Easy Herb Garden with Kids!
My kids love to get dirty and help mom in the yard. Sometimes we make more of a mess than I care to admit, but hey…they’re only young once, right?! These new Gro-ables are so neat and there’s just about any vegetable or herb you’d like to try available.
I’m really looking forward to some fresh herbs this summer, so I thought we’d start there! I gathered up the kids, a really cute plant stand, some galvanized buckets, potting mix and some Cilantro and Basil Gro-ables and got to work!
Check out my cutest little helper, Sydney! She was super excited to dig in and quite serious about it all! The new Gro-ables are so easy, any age child can get involved with a parent’s help!
Here’s an EASY how-to plant your Gro-ables vegetables or herbs….
- Find a good planter, pot or area of the ground that will get plenty of sun.
- Add a good potting mix, such as Miracle-Gro seed starting potting mix, to your area to be planted in.
- Take the entire label off the top of the Gro-Able, being careful to not disrupt the inside of the pod – this is where the non-gmo seeds and fertilizer are.
- Press the entire pod into the potting mix carefully – leaving the top above the potting mix and NOT covering it.
- Water, place in a sunny place and watch for your new sprouts to emerge!
It couldn’t be easier! Add little plant stakes to your pots to identify what’s in each one and to add a little cuteness to the mix!
I got these chalkboard stakes in Dollar Aisle at Target! So adorable! Sydney loved pushing them down into the pots. Such a good helper!
Of course, I like to have a little instant prettiness so I added a pretty Pansy to another pot on my plant tray to brighten things up while we’re waiting for the herbs to pop up!
Well, there you have it! For about a half hour’s time (if you’re doing it with kiddos!) you can plant your own herbs or vegetables, water and be on your way to fresh produce in no time!
I love involving the kids in projects where they can actually see and experience the fruits of their labor. It’s a great way to teach them responsibility and that hard work pays off! And we all can’t wait to watch our garden grow!
For a fun project at your home, checkout the NEW Miracle-Gro Gro-ables and the Gro-ables Project to get your kids involved! There’s a variety for everyone!