Overcoming My Black Thumb with Scotts Gro-ables

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I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a major black thumb. I’ve yet to really be able to keep any sort of plant alive. In fact, the one small plant I do have, my husband has had to start taking care of it after it was on the brink of death. I somehow manage to either overwater or underwater and have yet to find that perfect balance.

We both love fresh fruits and veggies and have talked about having a garden of some sort once we are settled in our new house. In order to have a successful garden though, you have to keep the plants alive {duh}. I would love to be able to help maintain the garden and do my part, so I figured it was high time I learned how to grow things on my own.

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The lovely folks at Scotts contacted me about trying out one of their new products from their Miracle-Gro line called Gro-ables. Gro-ables are easy to use and are designed for people new to gardening {aka me}. When used as directed, your Gro-able plant is guaranteed to grow, which is music to my ears. And, as a bonus, the seed pods are super affordable, as in under $2.00 for each pod.

I got three different seed pods to try out: spinach, sweet pepper and basil.

I make a lot of pasta dishes and stir fry meals for dinner during the week, so these herbs and veggies are perfect for us to try out in some of our favorite go-to meals.

After I got my seed pods, I went out in search of planters. I found these cheap disposable Jiffy Pots at Home Depot.

After giving them a fresh coat of white spray paint, I thought I would jazz them up a bit with some fun Spring colors and patterns.

After the paint was dry, I added a little potting soil mix to each pot and added the seed pods until they were even with the soil.

These herbs and veggies can be grown indoors {which I love} so I decided to create a fun little herb garden in our window sill.

Fingers crossed I can actually make these things grow and keep them alive!

For more information about Gro-ables, watch this brief video.

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  1. says

    I have an irrational fear of growing plants… I feel terrible when I try to grow something and it fails! I think I better stock up on these…

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