So for everyone who is (somewhat) following along with my new gardening endeavors: I’ve got a new product for y’all to check out
Apparently the rep for Miracle Gro Kids Reads my blog – and realized that my little boys would be the perfect help to my big gardening plans!
When I saw what they had to offer, I was instantly smitten with the Mickey Mouse gardening set for my little man who adores the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
When he saw that I was ordering that – he started singing the song. “It’s the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Come inside, it’s fun inside..”
And again when the kit showed up in the mail…
And again while we were planting… haha!
|Miracle-Gro® Kids gardening sets offer parents and kids a fun and rewarding way to introduce the basic concepts of gardening to their children. Complete with a specially formulated Miracle-Gro® Gro-Mix that is safe and non-toxic, parents will watch as their children cultivate their green thumb and see their seeds sprout to plants in just weeks! Available in fruit and vegetables assortments, the garden sets also allow for children to grow their own fruits and vegetables to eat right at home.|
The Miracle Gro Kids’ sets all contain the special Gro-Mix: which turns light brown when the soil is dry and needs water – and then Dark Brown when it’s got plenty of water.
We opened up the package, and had to find a time when my little Ethan wasn’t awake in order to plant the seeds. Andrew ‘helped’.
(Please excuse the mess of our torn up flooring that was on our kitchen table on the deck.. haha!)
The Gro-Mix needs to be mixed with water in order to expand and be placed into the Gro-Pod Containers:
Then you plant the seeds – and place them all into the Mickey base:
Put the lid on – place it in the sun – and watch them grow!
I guess we were getting a little over obsessive about watering it on a daily basis (Bad mommy for telling him that we had to water it each morning…) and it started growing a little mold on the soil. We simply scraped some of that soil off, and let it continue to grow.
So – we’re going to replant them.. they came with plenty of seeds for us to re-plant. And – this time we’ll put sand in the bottom so that it doesn’t fly so easily (although the wind was like 40+mph that day..)
Over all – it’s been really fun, and very educational for Andrew – he’s so interested in watching the plants grow and cried so hard when they fell..
Would your kids love to try planting their own garden, too?
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