This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you seen Miracle-Gro's new product, Gro-ables? They are little seed pods that include everything you need to grow some of your favorite herbs and veggies. If you've never grown your own food, this is a great product to get you started. The pods include seeds, fertilizer and a soil like material. All you have to do is place the pod in the dirt and water it.
I was asked to talk about Gro-ables a week or so ago, but had never seen them in person. Then, just yesterday I spotted a whole display at my local Walmart, so I picked up a few. Here in Colorado, we don't plant anything outside until after Mother's day, so I decided to try these Gro-ables out in little pots I'll keep inside until later in May. The packaging says they are garenteed to grow if you follow the directions… so here goes! I'll show you how and you can grow some veggies with me.
First, here's a video from the Gro-ables folks:
Here's what the Gro-ables pods look like:
Yesterday I picked up 3 different types of Gro-ables to try at home. Tomato, Romain Lettuce and Snap Peas. There are a ton of choices including tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, herbs and more. All of our favorite seed choices are available as Gro-ables, so buying these to try was a no brainer. Not to mention each pod is under two dollars (prices vary depending on the market).
We love to eat home grown food!
I've grown a ton of tomatoes and peas over the years, that sounds like the perfect snack to me! It's not fancy, but we love fresh salad and the kids are always snacking on vegetables just as they are. If I were growing some of the other herbs available, I'd be making some delicious Salmon, pasta and roasted veggies to go along with my home grown salad! Best salmon ever: a little butter, lemon and fresh herbs… throw it on the grill and YUM!
We eat a ton of Romaine and I've never tried to grow it, so I'm pretty excited to see how this works out. I will have to replant/transplant these later, the tiny pots I'm starting with aren't going to be big enough. If you are new to gardening, start with a large pot or just plant directly in the ground gardening to avoid the transplanting process.
Here's how you use Gro-ables to get started with your fabulous new garden.
Oh I'm so excited for both of us now!
Pick up your favorite Gro-able seed pod
Remove the top label. That's soil and fertilizer and there are seeds inside. Pretty neat huh?
The label has all the instructions and information inside as well. So you might want to keep it after planting to reference when you need it.
Place your Gro-able seed pod in dirt or soil. I'm using small pots with a vegetable gardening soil, also from Miracle-Gro. It looks like mulch, but it's really a fabulous growing material for the garden.
Gently water your new planted seeds, YAY! Depending on the seed type, you'll see your new plants growing in no time.
Have you ever grown your own vegetables or herbs? I'll keep you posted as my new plants grow… I can't wait to show you the progress in a couple weeks!