You may remember my
feeble valiant attempt at a Vegetable Garden last year. I was very excited about it and was quite proud of myself when I began to get something that looked like actual vegetables… like, remember my cucumber?
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However, since we put our vegetable garden in our side yard, it was not long before the mice and squirrels began seeing my garden as their own private buffet. Plus as business picked up, I was finding less and less time to tend to my garden – which again with it being in the ground and covering a huge section of our yard it was…. well, work.
Remember last week when I told you that Mike and I and the girls spent an afternoon waltzing through Lowe's and Home Depot soaking up the AC and looking for stuff to spruce up our yard? While we were there, Taylor and I discovered a whole kiosk of GrowUms – and they were absolutely too cute to pass up.
I think I loved the GrowUms first because of the “Veggie Tales” look and bright colorful sure-I-can-do-that gardening style. Then when I saw that each little kit was labeled with a different meal or theme, I was totally hooked. I mean, who can resist Ratatouille?
Taylor and I absolutely loved coming home and “planting” our GrowUms Garden. The first thing you do is register your GrowUms Garden online, and you will be sent emails with tips on how to tend to your plants to help them grow. Taylor watched the intro video on how to set up her garden, and got excited about playing games on the GrowUms website.
We went outside again and began the steps of “growing” the garden. It was perfect for her to be able to help – she is 6 – and we were both surprised at how quickly the “soil” soaked up the water and “grew” into perfect little planting pods.
Then the fun part began – the actual planting. What I was most excited about was how NOT-messy this was. As much as I love a good dig in the dirt, my girls getting filthy is a huge turn off to me. These little pods stayed perfectly together while we poked three seeds into the ops of each, and then labeled them with the premade little markers that come with the kit.
It has now been a little over a week, and we have been watering and sunning our little GrowUms Garden every single day. Taylor has loved the responsibility of checking on her plants, and I have loved that she only has to walk to the back deck to see and water them, instead of to the side of the yard. I have moved our little seedlings from their pods to little pots, and I am excited to say our little garden is growing beautifully. I am so glad we found the GrowUms Kits.
I'll keep you posted on the progress!