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Remember a few weeks ago how I told you I was sent some Miracle-Gro Gro-ables pods?
Do you remember me also telling you how, in the past, I kill anything green within a 5 mile radius? Well my luck has changed my friends!
I have actually kept something alive for over a month now! Not only is it alive, it is thriving, and it couldn’t have been easier! Miracle-Gro Gro-ables are a a pre-packaged seed pod that makes it incredibly easy to grow your own herbs and veggies from seed.
This video from Miracle-Gro shows how simple planting is
I got these cute little painted pails in Target’s Dollar Spot section. I drilled some holes in the bottom of them so that they could drain. I then found some chalkboard stickers at Michael’s, which I put on the front of the pails to label them.
I then put in a layer of potting soil, and then I simply placed my Gro-able right on top.
Seriously, even I could pull this one off. You make sure it gets proper sunlight and water. It’s that easy. Even better is that they are affordable ($1.29 – $1.49 per seed pod – depending on your market). I picked basil, globe tomatoes, and sweet peppers.
So many vegetables are sprayed with harmful chemicals, and I love that I will be feeding my family something that is more healthy (and grown by yours truly).
We try to go meat free at least one day per week. So we are big grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup fans. I always add basil to my soup, and I am so excited to actually grow my own! Topher loves to put tomatoes in his omelets, so he is looking forward to harvesting those.
Even though Gro-Ables are guaranteed to grow (when used as directed) with my black thumb I was skeptical. So when I looked into my pods and saw my little sprouts growing I was super excited!
This Sprout It Website has a wealth of information about what pods to grow for what type of garden you want to grow.
If you have any great recipes that include either sweet peppers, basil or tomatoes please leave me the recipe down below!
Super cute pots! How are the tomatoes doing? Tomatoes are hard to grow so I’m curious to see how they work and taste. We, me and my husband, don’t have the greenest thumbs either but certain things are easier to grown than others, tomatoes are just not one of them. We’ve struggled. Hope yours turn out great!
Thanks Kari! So far so good. I’m glad I hadn’t planted them outside yet seeing as how we had snow AGAIN here today!
Cute pots! I also have a black thumb but we did have some luck in our garden last year. I was thinking of growing some tomatoes in pots this year instead. I have a recipe I should send you! It’s yummy!
Thanks Ange! I would love your recipe!
That does sound easy. I can’t wait to see your full grown plants!
Me either Sharon!
I’ve used other Miracle Grow products and they’ve been great. I’ll have to try these pods. Your buckets are so cute! laurie
Thanks Laurie! I would definitely try them out. If I can manage to keep them alive anyone can!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Plants generally run the other direction when they see me coming. If they could, they would, anyway. Glad to see something simple that I might be able to tackle. Put some of those tomatoes and basil on your grilled cheese- yummo!
That sounds yummy Sheila! Trust me Sheila, these couldn’t be easier!
What a great economical way for a novice gardener to connect with Mother Nature. I been considering making a small garden plot so we can have fresh vegetables this summer.
Your post came exactly at the right time. I’m looking forward to trying these Miracle Grow Pods out. Thanks for the timely info!
This gives me hope. My family was just teasing me Sunday about my ability to kill living plant/flower. I’m so excited about the Miracle Gro Gro-ables especially since you grew something. I’m excited to prove my family wrong. I’ll have to pick one up to try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Maybe there’s hope for me and my black thumb! I’ll have to look for these. And I love your buckets!
Your pots are so cute! I wish I could grow, but seems like my black thumb reigns supreme! Thanks for sharing your tips. xoxo
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Those are so cool! I also heard a commercial on the radio for Gro-ables and it had me intrigued. This would be a great project with the boys without all the mess of planting a garden in my yard!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Very clever! I never know how far down to plant the seed. My hubs always does an herb garden and I really thinking he might like these.
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms says
Such cute buckets, my friend! Can’t wait to see your garden grow!!
I like the idea that all the hard work is done for you. And how cute are those buckets?!? I keep meaning to grow my own herbs for cooking. This would be a great way to do that!
how fun! my kids would love this ;o) pinned!
I need these, what a great idea! I finally started a garden last year and loved it! The basil was my favorite, i will be planting more this year. I made my own pesto sauce and it was delicious!