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!