This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing-up, I always hated the units in Science where I had to grow something. The teacher would pass around a bunch of seeds, all the other kids would get so excited about filling-up their make-shift planters (typically an old egg carton) with dirt, planting their seeds, tending to their crop of beans, and reaping the bounty of their hard work.
Without fail … I would grow dust. No beans. No peas. No flowers. Nothing.
I hated that unit.
I’m not sure what color is opposite green, but that’s the color of my thumb — anti-green.
It’s ironic too, growing-up in Kansas, learning how to drive a combine before driving a car, surrounded by the nation’s breadbasket — and I can’t grow a plant to save my life.
Topher can cultivate. He’s great at it. Gardens. Flowers. Trees. Grass. I leave everything outside of the house (past the front porch) to him.
As I continue to strive for a healthier lifestyle, I’m finding more and more information about the benefits of growing your own herbs and vegetables. Now, I could go ahead and let Topher tackle it again, but I think this year I’m going to try something different.
When I heard about one of MiracleGro’s newest products, Gro-ables, it peaked my interest. Basically, they do all the hard work by prepackaging a variety of herbs and vegetables into pods that are pretty much bulletproof.
So here’s the plan. I’m going to take you guys along with me on my Gro-ables gardening journey. I’ll probably bore you with my garden’s baby pictures as things (hopefully) develop into a flourishing harvest!
I’m going to have to get some overalls and a red bandana…
If all goes well, the Gro-ables I’m planting should all roll into THIS RECIPE for their final destination.
Feta and Cheddar Casserole
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 finely diced jalapeno peppers
Kosher salt and black pepper
1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish.
3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes, until the eggs are firmly set and golden brown on top.
Brenda..Mom in law says
Well dear..you have come a long way..and you know where you can come to get your eggs for this recipe! I will even let you gather your own! My girls are laying really well now, and by the time your “garden” is ready..they will be laying even better! I should have some blue, green, pink and copper eggs for you..oh yes..one girl lays white eggs for those used to store bought eggs..ugh. 🙂 love you..♥
Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc. says
The thumb colour, when you can’t grow something is, black. Uggg, that’s me in the garden Hmm, interesting product, thanks for sharing.
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
I also have a brown thumb- mostly because I forget to water things. Or get too lazy. Will be interested to see how this works for you.
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms says
I think I have killed every plant I have ever owned. So excited to see how these work. I will definitely be checking back! 🙂 Your casserole looks amazing too!
I really want to grow my own herbs, too. I’ll have to check out the gro-ables.
And that recipe sounds amazing…my mouth is watering. Pinning it to try later!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
My hubby is the planter and he was actually thinking of growing from seed this year rather than buy the plants. We will have to check this out! Recipe pinned, it looks so good, and easy enough for me to make.
Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds says
Yum — gotta try that recipe. Like the idea of those pods — I want to try some! xoxo
So much fun! I’m working on bringing my “brown thumb” around to a green one, and I will say, I’ve had some epic garden failures before! I’m looking forward to following your gardening journey!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
Awesome recipe which will be enhanced with freshly grown herbs and peppers! Pinning so I can make this soon because I LOVE feta cheese!
amy @ one artsy mama says
If they work for you, let me know PLEASE! My family jokes that I have a black thumb; I kill any plants I touch. I loooove hanging baskets, but every time I consider buying one, my husband says, “If you love it, you’ll leave it.” lol.
I’ll keep you posted Amy! Have a great week!
Those pods sound really cool! Now I’m in the mood to get gardening…if this winter will EVER END?!?
You’re not kidding Nancy! We finally get a reprieve this week! I just hope it lasts. Have a great week!
Well those sound very cool! I’ve been wanting to grow my own herbs since I hear they are harder to kill 🙂
I know I am exited to see how they turn out! Have a great week Nicole!
I am so looking for these. I also cannot grow anything and every spring my son asks me if we can grow a garden. So this year I can say, “Yes, we can!”
Oh yes, I need all of the help I can get out in the garden!
I love the idea of these pods! I will have to try them out! Great looking recipe!