This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love to garden. My parents are big gardeners so I think it’s in my genes. Unfortunately, I’m low on backyard space here so I’m not planting row gardens. My little square foot garden is plenty for us here. The kids and I got outside to enjoy the warm weather and planted our little garden this week and had so much fun doing it. I partnered with Miracle-Gro Gro-ables to make the job so much easier. Plus, we made super cute garden markers so we’ll remember where we planted what. I’m going to show you how to make wine cork garden markers so you can make your own as well!
While our Gro-ables Project took 5 minutes, the time we spend gardening and outside together every summer is worth any hassle gardening brings. My memories of gardening with my mother are so special to me. I don’t remember pulling weeds (I probably didn’t pull many anyway) but I do remember the time we spent together. Her working hard, me having fun. Do you have memories of gardening with your parents? The photos show just how easy planting a garden with Gro-ables can be. Just take off the paper top and gently press the seed pod into the loosened soil (I used potting mix). Water daily to keep moist. The seeds will begin to sprout 1-2 weeks after planting. It’s that easy. Really.
Miracle-Gro started the Gro-ables Project to make it easy to share the joy of growing herbs and veggies while giving kids truly hands-on learning experiences. You could start your garden now and have fresh vegetables this summer. We planted basil, parsley, spinach, romaine, a couple types of tomatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and cilantro.
Each pod is guaranteed to sprout. Once it has sprouted you thin the plants because you don’t want a clump of plants growing in one place. The pod will biodegrade over time and ensures the seeds are planted at the correct depth. This is seriously the easiest way to get your feet wet for gardening. They’re especially good for patio or container gardening. I bought my pods online but you can get them at your local stores as well. Cute, right?? Now the backyard is complete and ready for summer! Bring on long days of playing on the swings, watering the garden and watching things grow! The kids and I are excited to make our own fresh salsa this summer from our own garden. We could eat salsa every day. And fresh cilantro? I put that on about half the dishes I cook. But no summer would be complete without zucchini and zucchini bread. I’m pretty sure zucchini bread means summer in my family.
Now let’s make some cute wine cork garden markers for our new garden!
- wine corks (you can buy new corks at craft stores)
- dowels (the same number as you have corks)
- hot glue gun
- Drill a hole 2/3 of the way through the cork with a drill bit about the same size as the dowels.
- Put hot glue on end of the dowel.
- Insert the dowel into the cork.
- Write the name of the plant on the cork and put into the ground!
The kids helped me make this cute video tutorial. Enjoy! Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel to see future videos!
What is your favorite thing to grow in your garden?