This post is sponsored by The Scotts Company. Compensation and products provided. The honest opinions are my own.
I’ve written before about how much we like to garden. There are parts of it I love, seeing bulbs turn into flowers and blossom, picking fresh veggies and fruits off the vines, and being able to walk out the back door and snip a couple of herbs to add to our dinner. While I’m more inspired by the end result, Dave enjoys planting, weeding, and tending to the plants on a daily basis or as needed. Kora & Logan love to help out when they can as well and are happy to dig holes, plant seeds, pull weeds, and pick the veggies. They are always amazed at how big their little sunflowers can get and check their height and number of flowers daily.
We have a nice garden that runs along our driveway. It’s actually up against our neighbor’s brick house, which we’ve discovered over the years acts as an amazing greenhouse. When we first moved in we couldn’t believe that our roses were still blooming in February, or that our tomato plants would grow so high, or that our zucchini plants would take over the entire garden and eventually the driveway itself. We finally realized how warm the bricks get on our neighbor’s house. They retain heat from the sun as well which helps the garden grow.
We’ve had a rough winter here. It’s been bitterly cold and has carried on for far too long. We were considering starting some seeds in the house this year and that’s why I was excited to be given the opportunity to work with Miracle-Gro on this sponsored post to review some of their Gro-Ables Seed Pods and offer the giveaway below.
Gro-Ables are seed pods that provide an ideal growing environment for your seed. Each ready to plant seed pod contains growing materials, plant food, and a seed. There are 17 varities of Gro-ables and I selected:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Globe Tomatoes
- Romaine Lettuce
- Smooth Leaf Spinach
- Zucchini Squash
- Straight Cucumber
Easy Garden Tomato Salsa
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Add as much sliced garlic as you like to 2 tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan, saute until you smell the garlic. Toss in a bunch of chopped tomatoes. Add salt & pepper and let it all cook together for 5-10 minutes. Toss in cooked pasta, serve in bowls, and top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Simple Zucchini Bread
While simple this is a lengthier recipe, you can find all the ingredients and steps here. You’ll also find a few pictures of the kids helping make this one when they were little. So cute!
I’m really happy with how easy Miracle-Gro Gro-Ables seem like they will be to use and can’t wait to get them planted in our garden as soon as the last frost comes and goes. After looking at our 10 day forecast could be any day now. It will be fun to add these to our garden and I’m looking forward to seeing them grow and using them in our recipes this summer.
I’m also excited to offer the giveaway below.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Miracle-Gro Gro-Ables Prize Pack – $100 Value!
The prize pack includes:
- Gro-Ables Seed Pods
- Steel Watering Can
- Decorative Herb Plant Labels
- Gardening Gloves