Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Compensation was provided by Miracle-Gro. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of The Scotts Company.
I am thrilled to have teamed up with Miracle-Gro (aka the largest producer of horticulture products in the world AND they’re headquartered just outside of Columbus in Marysville) to present this awesome giveaway to you all!
I have a seriously emerging interest in growing, taking care of, and cooking with my own vegetables, fruits, and herbs. I had my first tomato plant last summer and I was actually surprised at how much I truly cared about its health, growth, and well-being. My plant was a runt at the beginning of summer and I remember a lot of people telling me that I should just give up on it if it didn’t have any tomatoes yet. Well, I’m kinda persistent, so I just kept on watering that baby, making sure it had A TON of sun and you know, by the end of the summer I had eaten about 10 tomatoes from that vine. Seriously satisfying. Motherly instinct comes out in strange ways (I have no children, yet) and I think that taking care of plants, flowers, pets, etc. is amazingly fulfilling and brings happiness and a sense of pride that is hard to come by.
And of course, I love eating healthy, fresh food, whenever possible.
Since I’m still a newbie at gardening and just learning how to grow a plant from a seed, Miracle-Gro Gro-ables are perfect for helping me create the ideal growing environment for my garden. There are 17 different varieties of seed pods – I planted the basil, dill seed, zucchini, cilantro, romaine lettuce, spinach, globe tomato, cherry tomato, and cucumber seed pods. You can see more options here.
It’s seriously so easy to use the Gro-ables. I purchased 9 pots for each of my seed pods, filled them with Miracle-Gro potting soil, made sure the soil was loose and then put the biodegradable pod down into the soil so it was even with the top of the soil. All you do is peel the label off of the pod and then water. So easy.
Also, a really cool iPhone app I discovered, Sprout it, is awesome in helping you with starting and keeping track of your plants. Sprout it is free + easy-to-use and helps you create a customized garden plan with your favorite veggies and herbs. Sprout it will sync with your phone’s calendar, sending you alerts for plant specific garden tasks and milestones alongside the rest of your important daily events. Basically, this app makes gardening even easier and more successful.
I look forward to reading your comments and good luck!
Judy McDonald says
Definitely tomatoes along with basil (can you say caprese?). Thanks for the Sprout It app info!
I have so many favorites but tomotos and zucchini are at the top of my list!
cherry tomatoes! nothing better than warmed-by-the-sun cherry tomatoes in summer!
mint! Fresh mint makes great mojito’s my favorite summer drink! Thanks for he app info – I’m passing that one along on my centralohioliving fb page!
Carla S says
I love to grow basil and I’m trying to grow strawberries right now.
Definitely basil!! I have never been successful though! … and not a fan of tomatoes!
How do I choose one? I’m anxiously awaiting strawberries and tomatoes.
Caroline Taglione says
i would grow lots of tomatoes, but cilantro would be high up on that list! i love the idea of home made guacamole. sounds too delicious to pass up.
Matt Stringham says
I would love to grow some delicious tomatoes!
I would love to grow some tomatoes! My mom used to grow them and the homegrown texture can not be beat.
Vunda V says
i love growing cucumbers in our garden!
Lindsey Nicholson says
I’ve been planning to start a garden this summer, and grow cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes! I’d like to make my own ketchup. And I’m definitely downloading the Sprout It app!
Natalie Rose says
Cilantro! I put cilantro in everything possible and would love to grow it myself. Thanks for all this helpful info! I’m going to attempt my first garden this summer.
Kelly D says
I would like to grow zucchini.
I’m working on a huge garden for this summer, by and far I am the most excited for the WV heirloom tomatoes and the white eggplants I have planned!
Lindsey Billingsley says
All my plants but one bit the dust last year. I’d love to try again and these seem like the idiot proof way to do it!
Vera K says
I like to grow okra.
Natalie Miller says
I want to grow basil and cilantro!
Shana Elliott says
I can’t wait to grow Cilantro and Basil this summer! Those are two of my favorites to use in cooking.
Jodi M says
We love to grow Basil!
Janet S. says
Definitely tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini!
Kathy C. says
I’ve grown banana peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini in the past. I would love to grow a pumpkin one day.
Claire Sampson says
Fresh grown vegetables, tomatoes, lettuce and herbs are so good!
I love to grow tomatoes.
Tiffany Washko (@TiffanyWashko) says
I love and want to grow leeks!
Tomatoes & Basil of course! To make some Caprese salad 🙂
Alison Pegg (@alison_pegg) says
Nothing beats fresh basil in the summer! Love growing it for salads, soups – even omelets!
Cindy A. says
My favorites are tomatoes and chocolate mint.
Squash and Zucchini!
Basil is always a favorite – I crave fresh pesto all summer!
Sprout it (@GoSproutIt) says
Really cute plant markers and great photos. Thanks for calling out the app and happy gardening! -sarah & leah from Sprout it
I would love to grow more berries like gooseberries or june berries.
Tomatoes are my favorite to grow b/c I have the most success with them. But would also love to grow spaghetti squash this year.
So many favorites, but I love to make Indian and Mexican Cuisine, so cilantro would be my top favourite to grow.
I love, love, love growing my own tomatoes!
I would love to grow lettuce and tomatoes!! Yummy!