Miracle-Gro Kids Mickey Mouse Greenhouse

April 16, 2012

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 Smile

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.

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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!

DSC03162Whoa – I just jumped way ahead of myself!  Let’s talk about the kits for kids:

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.

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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:

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Then you plant the seeds – and place them all into the Mickey base:

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Put the lid on – place it in the sun – and watch them grow!

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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.

Just as the seedlings were popping through and Andrew was starting to get really excited about his new plants – we had a really blustery windy day – and … down went Mickey.DSC03280

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.. Sad smile

Check Miracle-Gro kids website out for fun and educational games with vegetables and fruits! Also check out their Facebook page for exciting news!

Would your kids love to try planting their own garden, too?

Win It!!!!

One lucky reader from Grinning Cheek to Cheek will win a Disney Mickey Mouse Greenhouse from Miracle-Gro! (ERV: $12.99)

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To Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment on this post.

Then: Use the Rafflecopter below to make your entry count!  Come back daily for extra entries!


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Rules:
You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 10th, 2012.

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Comments

  1. Harmony B says:

    my kids would love this

  2. This is too cute and such a great way to get kids to garden!

  3. samantha w says:

    my daughter is in love with mmch

  4. Ashley Hatten says:

    my son would love this! thank you!

  5. I love this, my son loves growing things, this would make it so much easier for him and make it cleaner

  6. Irma Hernandez says:

    I love it, I know my kids would love to plant and watch them grow. Something to do together.

  7. We did not have good luck with our miracle gro greenhouse. They molded almost overnight. They did sprout and I have transplanted the seedkings to their own pot (I don’t want to infect my existing planters with the mold). Oirs was individual seeds and was only $1, but still…not a good thing and the kids were disappointed.

    • I have tomato plants and peas that I started in the miracle grow expand n gro mix and they have white mold on them 🙁 Did your plants make it ok? Should I just throw them out?

  8. Wonderful way to get kids interested in gardening

  9. April Brenay says:

    I have two young boys would love MMCH! they would love this!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Would love this for my 4 year old. He loves to garden!

  11. Brandi Price says:

    My son would LOVE this he just got done planting his own Tomato plants outside!

  12. tricia dunkle says:

    My daughter would love this

  13. I would love to win this. It is so cute.

  14. Erin Rok says:

    This little green house is so cute! Perfect for the little to get involved with the gardening too 🙂

  15. The miracle grow mickey mouse would be a great gift for my niece, thank you!

  16. My grandson would LOVE this Mickey Mouse planter

  17. Linda G. says:

    The kids love to plant things

  18. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    This would be a great way to introduce children to gardening!

  19. I would love to do this with my sister!

  20. I finally get to do a garden this year and i would love to get the kids i tend this summer involved. This just may interest them

  21. It’s always fun to grow things with kids.
    Thanks for the contest.

  22. Carrie Phelps says:

    My daughter is now closing on her new house and plans to place a garden out back, this would be wonderful for my grandsons to participate.

  23. My children would enjoy watching plants grow, it would be a good learning experience for them.

  24. We had our kids plant some watermelons and sunflowers but something dug them up and ate them. I think they’d really enjoy using the mickey mouse greenhouse and it might keep the critters away!

    Alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  25. Dwayne Berry says:

    My little girl would love this

  26. My kids would love to plant and watch their seeds grow in this adorable container. Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. my grandkids would love to grow some flowers

  28. Charlotte Padgett says:

    I can’t really garden but I would enjoy this.

  29. my boys would love this

  30. crystle tellerday says:

    i love disney

  31. Ann Fantom says:

    This is so cute! I’d like to win this for my daughter

  32. EMMA L HORTON says:

    THIS WILL BE INTERESTING FOR THE LITTLE ONES TO WATCH

  33. Kelly Falcone says:

    I think my daughter would love this!

  34. This is so cute!

  35. Jennifer Hedden says:

    This is so cute. My niece would love this. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  36. Donna Marie says:

    My kids would love this!!

  37. autumn kelly says:

    My grandkids would absolutely love this.

  38. stephanie rowe says:

    omg this is so cute!! i would love to get this for my nephew, who adores mickey mouse!! he is a little too young this summer, but boy they sure grow up fast, so next spring he will be the perfect age!

  39. wow how cute my girl would love this

  40. renee baker says:

    this would be perfect for my son.. who loves to play in dirt!!

  41. Monique Rizzo says:

    Being a Disney fanatic family- we would LOVE this.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  42. courtney b says:

    i love this!so cute!

  43. Mary Somerville says:

    What a cute way to get the kids interested in gardening! I’d like them to grow some veggies. Hopefully they would be more willing to try them, if they have grown them!

  44. I collect toys and art supplies for the kids at Ronald McDonald House, and I’m sure they’d have fun with this!

  45. Great gift for my grand daughter.

  46. Cindy Merrill says:

    Hope I win this for my Grand daughter Julia!

  47. Vickie Couturier says:

    my grandchildren would love this

  48. chelesa sims says:

    thank you for contest/giveaway.my daughter would love this.i entered the tea giveaway/contest

  49. our 3 year old grandson would love this…he loves to be in his parents garden so now he will have his own!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  50. Anne Nack says:

    This would be great for my daughter to watch how a plant grows.

  51. My grandchildren luv their mom’s tiny garden and Mickey Mouse – they would be ecstatic!
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  52. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Loved your review, interesting about the mold. I am happy you are trying again.
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  53. Teh Doll says:

    this is adorable and a great way to get kids interested in gardening

  54. Michelle S says:

    My daughter would LOVE LOVE this!

  55. This is sooo cute! My daughter LOVES to plant! Last year she had her own little stair case flower bed and planted all her own flowers on her own! This will be great for her!

  56. Awesome! This is the first time I see it! Cool 🙂 I would love to win it for my nieces 🙂
    Thank You So Much for the review and giveaway!

  57. I like this. It would be great for summer plants.

  58. Kim Withers says:

    We just planted a butterfly garden and my daughter loved it. She would love this greenhouse too!

  59. Karen Gonyea says:

    I love teaching my kids about gardening, it’s one thing that I feel isn’t getting passed down to our next generation like it should !!

  60. Jessica T. says:

    I think my son would love watching things grow!

  61. Liz Terek says:

    We could definitely use this in science in homeschool.

  62. Catherine says:

    mY DAUGHTER LOVES mICKEY. I think she would love this.

  63. david basile says:

    great little one green item

  64. thanks for the giveaway! this would be great for any curious kindergartener!

  65. Awesome giveaway!My girls would love this!

  66. That looks so fun! My 3-year-old is totally into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (I started singing the song in my head as I wrote that, which is a little unfortunate.)

  67. Belinda Shaw says:

    My grandkids would really enjoy planting the garden and watching it grow.

  68. kelley wood says:

    hope to win for my newphew 🙂 so cute!

  69. Jessica Eaton Ledford says:

    My daughter would totally flip over this! She is a huge Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fan, and loves nature, so this is perfect for her!

  70. My kids are going through a Mickey Mouse phase right now, and they would love this!

  71. My daughter tried a kit similar to this one last year, but it did not have a dome and dried out super fast. I like the design of this kit much better. Plus it’s cute!

  72. Tamera Westhoff says:

    We LOVE Mickey Mouse and greenhouses!

  73. Anne Perry says:

    we just planted some flowers today!!

  74. Seyma Shabbir says:

    This a great way to get kids interested. Right now mine only like to water the garden and get everyone who is nearby wet also! They do the job great!

  75. My niece loves Mickey and this would be perfect to get her excited about gardening.

  76. christine jessamine says:

    this looks like a fun easy way for my kids to grow something.

  77. That is really cute! Great way to teach kids about gardening. Sorry about your mishap with the wind.

  78. This is perfect. I was wanting to teach my kids how to grow plants.

  79. every kid loves mickey mouse and my hubby has a garden- the kids would love to have one of their own
    tcogbill at live dot com

  80. This would be great for learning to garden.

  81. Christy Weller says:

    This is so cute, would love to win this for my daughter.

    cweller75@gmail.com

  82. So cute! My son would love this! He has a strawberry plant he takes care of =)

  83. amanda roach says:

    my daughters would love this. we do these all the time.

  84. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    This would be great for my boy, he loves Mickey and gardening.

  85. Marysa N. says:

    This is really cute! I’ve never seen anything like it! My daughter loves Mickey and we are trying to teach the kids about plants and gardening, so this would be great!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  86. These are such great ideas because it teaches children so many things, among them…patience, how plants grow sometimes producing edible things. A lot more educational than some other entertainment for kids. Thank you for this giveaway.

  87. nannypanpan says:

    love to garden with my son
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  88. This would be cool for my son!

  89. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love planting flowers and I would love the opportunity to get my son involved into a project like this in hopes that he will appreciate gardening as much as I do.

  90. Jennifer says:

    Now that the weather is nicer, my son really enjoys watering our plants outside. He walks around showing me every plant he watered with my husband while I was at work, so I know he would love this!

  91. Nicole Sender says:

    My grandson would love this little greenhouse. He is helping me start my garden seeds in plastic cups!

  92. My 2 neices ages 4 and 8 would absolutely love this. I know my sister and I would have fun watching them plant this. They both love Mickey Mouse. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  93. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Dd would have so much fun with this. I on the otherhand will keep my hands off it since I can’t seem to keep plants alive, let alone grow them! LOL Dh will have to help her with it!

  94. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh this is just too cute to teach kids about growing! Love it!

  95. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Oh my goodness is this cute! What child doesn’t like Mich\key Mouse. Thanks for this cute giveaway

  96. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I think this would be a lot of fun for my son. He really enjoys helping me in the garden. As well as tending to our houseplants.

  97. What a cute post! We had a blustery day too that knocked our potted tomato plants over and we had to start over. I would love to win this for my 6yo so he can grow some new plants with one of his favorite characters; good idea about using sand!

  98. my daughter would go crazy for this thanks for the great giveaway we are into gardening and this would be great for her

  99. This looks so fun. Today we went to a party and planted a flower.

  100. The kids at my house would so love this. I’ve got lima beans they started to put in the ground.

  101. Paula Tavernie says:

    My grandson would love this! Thank you!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  102. Sarah L says:

    sorry. copied tweet into comment box. Real comment link:
    http://www.grinningcheektocheek.com/jambu-footwear#comment-52482

  103. My kids would have a total blast with this! Super cute!!

  104. My son loves to grow things!

  105. Caryn S says:

    My daughter loves helping her daddy plant and work on his garden, so this would be perfect. Thanks!

  106. Stacey B says:

    This would be so perfect for my son! He would love it

  107. KJ Skib says:

    My daughter will love this. Mickey and gardening together would be so much fun for her

  108. Beth R says:

    My nephew would love to grow his own plants

  109. Omg my son loves mickey mouse. This would be awesome.

  110. Love this! We are big disney fans too!!

  111. Rajee Pandi says:

    so cute

  112. Jenny Lloyd says:

    thanks for this great review and a chance to win. my 4 year old loves to help and the garden and he would LOVE this!

  113. Rebecca Peters says:

    My kids would really like this

  114. Nicole C. says:

    My daughter loves growing things and has been wanting one of these.

  115. mike s. says:

    I think your son and my son are probably a lot alike. He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and I am sure that he’d be equally excited about having his own little greenhouse. In fact, if I don’t win, I’m probably going to buy one for his birthday anyway (3 weeks away… hint hint). 🙂

  116. sorry abou the wind, ,y son lost a pepper plant he loved recently to the same fate

  117. Marty Harris says:

    This would be fun for the kids

  118. My little girl would love this!

  119. Roxann Clark says:

    what a wonderful way to learn about plants and so cute

  120. Roxann says:

    My grandson would love this. He loves Mickey Mouse and growing things.

  121. Shirley Hicks says:

    my grandaughter would love this greenhouse

  122. Debra Hall says:

    my grandson and i would have a good time with this

  123. Jennifer says:

    super cute! MY kids would love this too!

  124. jessica schueler says:

    This is so cool, I would love to win this!
    jessica.goodwill@yahoo.com

  125. Christie Kammerer says:

    what a cute planter, my daughter would love this.

  126. how fun, it’s time to start thinking about a garden

  127. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Think the grandkids would love to grow this
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  128. Janelle Rodriguez says:

    so rad man

  129. tina page says:

    we are planning on doing some planting and this would be awesome!

  130. Michelle Tucker says:

    I love the thought of getting kids interesting in planting. Growing little farmers!!! 🙂

  131. amy deeter says:

    my 2 year old would really like this
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)Com

  132. Jennifer J says:

    My four year old nephew is obsessed with growing things. He just planted some apple seeds to grow an apple tree. thanks!!

  133. my son would looooove this. we are a family that is constantly doing gardening and yard work together and he loves mickey Mouse!

  134. This would be right up my son’s alley too, he really enjoys these types of activities.

  135. Kat Emerick says:

    My granddaughter is also helping in the garden and this would be perfect for her to learn to grow her own.
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

  136. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter, thanks!

  137. My kids would really love this. They are big Mickey fans and love to garden

  138. Jessica Hays says:

    My daughter would love this!! Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com
    jonnyand jessica hays

  139. Dawn Reid says:

    What a great idea for kids to learn about the growing of plants
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  140. Ronda Patrick says:

    Thank You for the giveaway! Great way to get kids to garden and maybe eat their veggies too! : )

  141. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    This is so cute. My kids would love this. We tried growing some things last year but the heat killed them

  142. Nature is a wonderful thing for children to learn to love and appreciate. Good on disney for this one!

  143. Heather R says:

    This would be great to teach my daughter about gardening. She would be able enjoy seeing her plants grow.

  144. My daughter would love this!

  145. Ann Council says:

    I have a green thumb and I hope my great grandson inherits it. He follows me all over the garden AND HE WOULD LOVE MICKEY MOUSE GREENHOUSE.

  146. My cousin would love this!

  147. Betty Curran says:

    This looks like it’s so much fun. I might like it for myself lol.

  148. My niece would love this!

  149. Erica G says:

    I now my daughter would love this. Just the other day she said, Mommy, if you talk to the plants they grow and they grow!.

  150. Oh this is so cute . I have never seen this Mickey Mouse greenhouse before. My grandson loves to garden with me. He is learn more about the things how plant and how they grow . Of course he loves digging in the dirt too. This would be a good thing to get for him so he can plant his own garden. thanks for the info

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