Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GIVEAWAY and Review: Growums Garden

My kids and I love to garden. It is such a great way to teach kids about growing their own food, plant life cycles, and replenishing our earth and bodies. We were given the opportunity to review a Growums Herb Garden, which is one of 6 garden varieties they offer. Our garden includes basil, oregano, parsley, and cilantro. My daughter was very excited about the cilantro because she is a cilantro fanatic. She eats it straight from the garden.

 The other gardens Growums offers are: pizza garden, salad garden, taco garden, ratatouille garden and stir-fry garden. I am hungry just typing out all the different types of gardens. Individuals can purchase Growums from their website.

 These kits are just the right size and all you need to supply is a flat container to put the pellets in (they suggest a pie tin - way to reuse them!) and water.

My 5 year old daughter did this kit from start to finish with minimal assistance (mainly I just told her when they pellets were big enough). (Yes, she is wearing a hat she made at the recent 100th day of school - she if often wearing costumes when she is at home. Oh to be a kid again!)

1st step - Arrange the 8 pellets in  flat container.


2nd step - Pour warm water over the pellets to re-hydrate them and allow them to expand.


3rd step - Insert 3 seeds in each hydrated pellet and push in slightly. Insert plant markers in the appropriate pellet.

Each packet of seeds says it contains a minimum of 20 seeds, which allows for you to plant more later on.

And that's it! Sit back and watch them begin to grow and then transplant when ready.

We are growing an herb garden with cilantro, oregano, parsley and basil.

I think it would be fun to try any of the garden and think they would make wonderful gifts to give to kids. I just love the idea of a theme garden so that you are planting everything you need (for a salad, tacos, stir-fry, ratatouille or pizza.)


They also offer a fundraising opportunity for schools and organizations. You can read more information about this fundraising opportunity on this brochure. The fundraiser is tied to a new Growums Goes To The Fair Blue Ribbon Program hosted by state and county fairs around the country. As students across America become recognized for growing their own food, they will all become true BLUE RIBBON WINNERS!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

51 comments:

MomofTwo said...

Pizza

Kelly said...

I would like to win the pizza!

Thank you for the chance to win!

Kelly (at) mysimplewalk (dot) com

NoSeriosly said...

I would like to win the salad garden!

Elizabeth G. said...

I would like to win the herb garden, we also love Cilantro over here!!

ginabad said...

I would love herb garden! looks fun to do with kids.

RAPowell said...

Salad garden, yum yum

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CarolSue Baird said...

I would love to try the rattatoullie (sp) one.

Sherry T said...

I would choose the Taco garden

Jen said...

So interesting...I'd like them all! However, I think the herb garden sounds the best :)

Rajean said...

I've had friends speak of these little gardens but I appreciate your photo step-by-step. I'd love the herb garden!

Michelle P. said...

I would love a taco garden

janetfaye said...

I would like Pizza Garden.

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tara1965 said...

I want to win the herb one

Tamra said...

pizza garden!

Gianna said...

Pizza Garden.

Rooster Inn Primitives said...

Taco would be soooo good

Jenny said...

Pizza garden! :) Thanks for the giveaway

Jonell said...

The Herb Garden

riadeliza said...

Salad Garden

Pat said...

I'd like the stir-fry garden
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Sunnie said...

I would pick the salad garden
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Erika P. said...

I'd like to win the Taco garden.
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Kendra Gillilan said...

the pizza, looks fun!

Jen S said...

Salad Garden

(used my hotmail version of address in rafflecoptor form.)

ashley dominguez said...

i would love to win the herb garden

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Jackie said...

Would love to try salad garden

Jenna Wood said...

Salad Garden

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Jessica T. said...

I would like the Herb garden.

tree said...

i'd love to try the ratatouille garden! enchantedtree(at)hotmail.com

coriwestphal said...

I think I'd go with the Pizza Garden!

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Darlene said...

I would love the stir-fry garden

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1porkchop said...

I would take the pizza garden.

KaeliH said...

herb garden!

Anonymous said...

The Salad garden!
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Charlotte said...

I would pick the salad garden

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Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

I'd like to try the Taco Garden

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Barbara said...

taco garden

Kristen said...

I'd like the herb garden.

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Angel Jacklyn said...

salad garden!

kathy brower said...

stir fry!

Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

Taco!

ani hearts japan said...

Ratatouille

Nellie said...

the salad garden
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corey1971 said...

I would love the Pizza Garden (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

daivabaum said...

Salad garden

JR Pickett (Vicki Vix) said...

Nice giveaway. Thanks. Choices, choices... I can't quite seem to decide between the pizza and the salad garden. One of those two for sure.
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Diana said...

I would love to try the pizza
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Michele N said...

Salad garden

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Marija said...

Pizza would be so fun!

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Anonymous said...

I woul pick Salad wilcarvic
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Maegan Morin said...

Pizza Garden for sure!!