Monday, April 23, 2012

Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Sets from Peachtree Playthings {Review & Giveaway}

Miracle-Gro Kids logo

My bucket list of things to do with my kids still has a large number of things on it, but I'm okay with that. After all, they're only 3 and 5, so there's still plenty of time for camping and spa days and world traveling, right?

However, every spring there's one experience that passes us by and leaves me kicking myself: gardening.

Now, I'm not saying that I have plans to plant a garden of any substantial size, as I know that we would never keep it up. But I know that my girls would be in awe of the entire process, from watching the seed germinate to seeing it sprout to marveling as it grows into a healthy plant that provides vegetables that we can really eat. Who wouldn't feel a major sense of accomplishment when something that they have grown ends up being a part of dinner for their family?

Just in time for the planting season this year, I was happy to have found the answer when I was introduced to the Miracle-Gro Kids line of gardening sets from Peachtree Playthings.

Miracle-Gro Kids

Perfect for parents to introduce the basic concepts of gardening to their children, the collection of Miracle-Gro Kids products provide a fun and rewarding way for kids of all ages to cultivate their green thumb.

The full line is available in flower and vegetable garden varieties and each one comes complete with everything children need to start planting immediately. From the container to the seeds to the specially formulated Miracle-Gro Gro-Mix that is safe and non-toxic, parents and kids will be ready to have an interactive, immersive experience seeing their seeds sprout to plants in just weeks.

As we were excited to get started with our garden, it didn't take long before we were rolling up our sleeves and getting to work when the Miracle-Gro Kids Windowsill Greenhouse arrived.

Miracle-Gro Windowsill Greenhouse review

Designed for ages 5 and up, the Miracle-Gro Kids Windowsill Greenhouse provides an optimal environment for indoor seed starting. The warmth and energy of the sun trapped in the greenhouse helps the seedlings grow strong until they are ready to be transplanted.

After looking over all of the pieces included...

Miracle-Gro Kids Greenhouse

...it took only a minute or two before we had the sides and top to the greenhouse slid into place and ready for planting.

indoor greenhouse

Preparing the Gro-Mix was just as easy, as we simply poured the contents of the package into a bowl, added half a cup of water, and mixed. After it had fully expanded, the girls helped pour the Gro-Mix into each of the three Gro-Pod Containers, drop the different seeds into each one (tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers), cover with another layer of Gro-Mix, and place the cute plant stakes in to serve as labels. Simple!

Miracle-Gro Kids vegetable plants

After placing our Windowsill Greenhouse in a sunny window, the kids and I checked out the great educational tools that Miracle-Gro Kids included with this set. The illustrated Miracle-Gro pyramid made it easy to learn about plant life cycles and photosynthesis...

teaching kids how plants grow

...while the included Gro-Chart was a fun way to hypothesize and then keep track of how fast the plants grew in how many days and more. This chart was great to tie in the daily growth process and the kids really enjoyed comparing each day's findings to those from the previous days!

plant growth chart

It wasn't long at all before our cucumber and tomato seedlings sprouted and flourished — and the peppers are on their way as well, just a little slower! As soon as we are sure to be past the cold weather here in the Midwest, the girls and I are going to head outdoors with our plants and transfer them to the ground to really grow.

vegetable plant seedlings

The Windowsill Greenhouse has been a really fun way to tie in the science and education of plant growth with the productive feelings of seeing our work flourish. I appreciate that the Miracle-Gro Gro-Pod system made it all so simple and I'm looking forward to including our future vegetables in our meals this summer and seeing just how proud the kids are that they are the ones who completed the entire process.

Retailing for an extremely affordable $12.99, this kit would be a great gift for any child to provide a little boost showing the entertaining and learning aspects behind the mystery of nature. For more information about this and the entire line of Miracle-Gro Kids gardening sets (there are traditional as well as cute character-themed options such as Mickey Mouse or Disney Princesses) visit Peachtree Playthings.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to start their own miniature whimsical flower garden as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow Greenhouse
from Miracle-Gro Kids!


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A big thank you to Peachtree Playthings for providing a Windowsill Greenhouse for me to review as well as a Pixie Hollow Greenhouse for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

191 comments:

ColleenMarie82 said...

If I had a vegetable garden, I would love to have green peppers, green beans, lettuce, and squash.

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amylynn73 said...

i would love to have strawberries bluberries and rasberries..thanks

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd love to have watermelon, honey dew and corn.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

JSweeps said...

I would love to have a cherry tree, and lots of herbs!

wigget said...

would like to grow cilantro

Brenda Callahan said...

i love fresh peas

Crazylicious85 said...

I would have broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, squash, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, all kinds of herbs, onions, green bell peppers and I'm sure I'm forgetting something!

crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net
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Linda W. said...

We're actually expanding our garden this year and will put in tomatoes, peppers, basil,parsley, beans, cucumbers, squash,zucchini and my son wants to try potatoes this year as well.

Lynda Del. said...

I'd grow a lot of herbs like chives, basil and oregano.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Anna-Leigh McClelland said...

My dream garden? Where to start! I would love to have flowering olive trees, gardenias, loads of flowers and fruit trees...maybe one day ;-)
annaleighmcclelland@yahoo.com

Chelsea Saulpaugh said...

I would love to have lots of different gourds so I can make interesting crafts with them.

Teigh said...

My dream item in my garden would be avocado.

Marisa M said...

I'd like to grow some of my own herbs for cooking.
madmegid at yahoo dot com

Amy V said...

i'd love lots of veggies like peppers and onions and carrots

Marie said...

I would love to have a huge veggie garden as well as a cutting (flower) garden -- but then I'd need a gardener to help me take care of it all -- LOL

marielay@gmail.com

Renea Greathouse said...

Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans and Squash

pbcups @ gmx . com

BRANDY CASTILLO said...

In my DREAM garden I would have all sorts of fruit trees... Cherries,orange,banana,Avacodo,lemon and then cilantro by the bunches since we eat SO much and it smells SO good!

Holly S. said...

Gladiolus! Love them.

Stacey said...

I would grow strawberries, parsley, cucumbers, and rhubarb.

Shelly said...

I have been trying to grow a nice crop of honey dew, cantaloup and watermelons but so far...they have all died :(

Anonymous said...

Strawberries, peas and cucumbers!
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darce said...

My dream garden would be full of flowers, herbs, and fruits.

Beth said...

flowers and herbs! lots of flowers and herbs :)

thethriftywife said...

I would love tomatoes and a lot of basil

SamanthaD said...

Lots of herbs, tomatoes, onions and garlic - I use alot of all of them

samantha
dull2000 at cox dot net

Carrie Phelps said...

My dream garden would include herbs, vegetables and flowers with a chair in the middle of the flowers so I could have the best seat in the garden!

adf said...

My dream garden would have strawberrys and veggies

Jennifer Van Dahm said...

My dream garden would have every organic fruit and vegetable available! And I would have someone other than me do all of the weeding...in a perfect world!

CEB said...

Green beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash, onions, radishs. EVERYTHING.

Anonymous said...

strawberries
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Rhe Christine said...

I'd love to have a garden straight out of a Jane Austen. An English manor garden. Roses and wild flowers! Beautiful flowers

nickieisis3 said...

cucumbers and peas.

Terra H. said...

Herbs such as thyme and basil and oregano. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen said...

Green Peppers, Cukes, Tomatoes :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Nic said...

Veggies! And I would love to do a dino garden for the kids to play it. Or a cat garden for our fur babies to play in!

agatewood1 said...

it would include watermelon I love watermelon but have never attemped to grow it. thanks!

Hannah Adkins said...

It'd have raspberries, strawberries, n peaches!

hanner.da.nanner at gmail dot com

crystletellerday said...

veggies and herbs and pink flowers crystletellerday@yahoo.com

DeeAnn S said...

Tomatoes, green peppers, and marigolds! Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

Nd said...

DREAM GARDEN: zucchini, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, peppers, watermelon, carrots, lettuce, and on and on

mywildcrazylife said...

Eggplant, Spinach, Zucchini, Cilantro watermelon, strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, and corn on the cob, and so very much more!
masugr at yahoo dot com

theladya said...

My dream garden would have tomatoes, bell peppers, banana peppers, zucchini, squash, corn, onions, and marigolds mixed in there just for looks. : ) ~ Angie Bailey

LissaDora said...

We're finally getting to start on our dream garden! It has tomatoes x1000 (six, really), asparagus, onions, onions, onions, peppers, and carrots, or at least it will when it stops snowing!!

carol said...

I would love to grow tomatoes

cjajsmommy said...

My dream garden would like the garden at the Canadian Pavilion in Epcot in Walt Disney World. But alas, I live amongst trees and bright sun-loving flowers are not possible.

Misty Hurtado said...

MY dream garden would be all kinds of berries & whatever my kids wanted to plant =)

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cupcake mama said...

my dream garden would look like a ramblin English Flower garden. Roses, roses and more roses...
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mogrill said...

Strawberries,Roses and artichokes.
Thanks for the chance.
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Anonymous said...

Would love to have veggies and lots of flowers.

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Mammamayor said...

My dream garden would be a veggie one ,eggplant,tomatoes,carrots ,peppers thank u!natbelinsky@verizon.net

Lena said...

My dream garden would include spearmint, spinach, eggplant, corn and of course watermelon!

Kristen said...

I'd have lots of vegetables and hydrangea.

AwesomeCelebrityGossip said...

Entered.

Anonymous said...

My dream garden is a English Cottage Garden.

Tia said...

Hydrangeas, roses, daisies and lilacs.
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Cindy Merrill said...

My Dream garden- 100 acres of strawberries!
writer61@yahoo.com

lilpinksocks said...

lots of citrus trees and a pond/water feature
lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

blessedintexas said...

I'd love tomatoes, cucumber, green beans, potatoes, carrots, strawberries, and watermelon.
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

MamaMunky said...

if we are talking my dream dream garden, then there need to be fairies. And not just the lightning bugs that I pretend are fairies. :)

lokigsd said...

Veggies are always in my garden but I have never done herbs - I need to learn more about them.
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Gabrielle said...

We always grow tons of tomatoes and make homemade salsa. There is simply nothing better.

Lane Mahnke said...

I'd love to have an apple tree and a cherry tree.

K's Mom said...

Vegetables!

brandyk said...

we would love an herb garden. Basil & cilantro!

mverno said...

my garden would have cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, beets, string beans,zucchini, and potatoes
mverno@roadrunner.com

Steve said...

My dream garden would have strawberries and kiwi's.

David said...

Sunflowers, cucumbers, and herbs.

dvdgossett915@gmail.com

ChosenToBeFree said...

tomatoes,okra, and grapes.

chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

I'd like to do an herb garden, trying to convince hubby on blueberry bushes.

christaj3 said...

Tomatoes! I LOVE freshly picked tomatoes!

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A Godly Homemaker said...

watermelons and pumpkins!

won said...

Cucumbers, strawberries, and basil.

ossmcalc said...

Marigolds and cherry tomatoes.

Thank you,

Christine Womack
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Kala said...

Daisies, and strawberries
jkdemeyere@yahoo.com

Nikki said...

We've been trying to get up the nerve to make a vegetable garden for years now! But I'd settle for a great herb garden :)

loni broesch said...

some cilantro and beans


trippyjanet at gmail dot com

wildcat32 said...

I would have red peppers, tomatos, okra, and watermelon.

monster6236 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I would grow everything I could-- potatoes, strawberries, swiss chard, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, peppers... I would want three seasons worth of food in there.

pauline15 said...

I would have some lavendar (I love the smell) and other sweet smelling herbs!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christine Jessamine said...

a never ending supply of tomatoes and squash

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

Cassi said...

My dream garden would have strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries, corn, green beans, pumpkins, and some beautiful roses.

Anna said...

I would love to have a garden of berry bushes, blueberry,raspberry, and blackberry.

Lindsay F said...

Lavender and wildflowers!
dozer_bug@yahoo.com

Lloyd Family said...

sunflowers!
jenny lloyd

enizete said...

Some strawberries. Taste good and smell delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

Tomatoes!
Laura V.
tcgirl11(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jay said...

I would like to grow tomatoes.

Jay said...

I would like to grow tomatoes.

NwHome steader said...

artichokes and jalapenos!

Rich said...

tomatoes

mframe said...

I would grow Corn. I love fresh corn on the cob!
mframe00@gmail.com

Phoenix said...

Eggplants, kale, garlic, herbs, watermelon...

Connie Bolick Lee said...

I would have all kinds of colorful flowers, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, and green peppers.
lclee59@centurylink.net

Melissa said...

my daughter would go crazy over this!!!!i would try strawberries!!!!!!

Wise Owl Designs said...

my dream garden would be tropical with orchids and lillies. My daughter would love a fruit garden though with banana trees.

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alicia zirjacks said...

my dream garden would contain every vegetable known to man!

Leah Baird said...

Dream garden would contain, green pepper, tomato, strawberries, lettuce. All i can think of, but sure there would be others.

Leila Bona said...

My dream garden would include tomatoes, lemons, all kinds of herbs and of course beautiful flowers!
anaya_leila@yahoo.com

Danielle Simmons said...

My dream garden has zucchini, basil, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach and more. I just started my dream garden a few months ago and it's thriving!

clenna said...

Flowers for each season and speriment.

Melissa Shirley said...

All veggies so that i would not have to buy them in the store
melissalucky43@yahoo.com

Gina F. said...

I'd love to have strawberries and watermelons.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

Niecey said...

melons. Many varieties.
nieceyd at gmail dot com

Michele P. said...

jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro and onions, perfect for a salsa!

dddiva said...

Gazing ball, fairies, hidden alcoves, and comfy resting spots to read- as for plants, almost all of them I like flowers, fruits & vegs, plus a kitchen herb garden. :)
Sherry Conrad
discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

emily j said...

how fun! we have tomatoes and herbs planted right now! love to garden! and my little one does too :)

morhun6 said...

my dream garden would have a section for fragrant wildflowers and for veggies it would be bell peppers, different herbs, onions, lettuce, watermelon, berries etc ...

Anonymous said...

My dream garden...first would just be to have one!!! Cucumbers would be my one veggie that I would really want! trishbazin(at)yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

My dream veggie garden would have fruit trees and berry bushes!

Kirsten said...

Lots of berries! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries. Maybe watermelon too.

A. said...

My dream garden would have avocado trees, nut trees, and lots of pretty flowers.

AngelWinner said...

Lots of grapes, bananas,peaches, tomatoes, and corn!
angelababy2007@live.com

Brooke Adametz said...

I'd love to have tons of fruit trees! I want lemon trees, peach trees, apple trees, and pear trees!

Diane Z said...

I would have some great smelling flowers and yummy fruits.

Kendal said...

fruit trees, pumpkins, and pretty flowers

Jessica Smith said...

Definitely raspberry bushes!!

dario moniz said...

my dream garden would be full of star gazer lillies


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Kerry said...

I'd love to have a vegetable garden!

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

pumkins, melons, cucumbers...
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Anonymous said...

I would have strawberries, cantelope, watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes and green beans.

Bshaw75015@aol.com

STF said...

tomatoes and peppers

Katie Short said...

My dream garden would have... a GARDENER! I love cooking with fresh herbs and veggies, and so I garden as much as is "necessary". But really I'd rather stay in the a/c and let someone else do the work :)

lilyk said...

I would included lilies in my dream garden.

Cassie said...

Anything really. I am a black thumb so I kill everything it seems like. I love tulips, daisies, crocuses, really all the spring time flowers.

Amanda said...

In my dream garden, it would be herbs and all kind of vegetables.
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

Laurel said...

Roses, lilacs, and lilies.
alwaysneedhim4evr@yahoo.com

Tamar said...

Roses, carnations, sunflowers.

Deedra Hickman said...

I would love to have a garden that takes care of itself.

Unknown said...

Basil, Dill and Oregano.

Gina P said...

a lot of fruit trees and vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, apples, grapes

Harold D said...

Any type of vegetable. Or strawberries.

tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

Mrs. Bacon said...

blackberry bushes or roses....
rendancechick at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

lots of tomatoes
flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com^

Brn2lisn said...

Cucumbers,eggplant,tomatoes,zucchini

A Godly Homemaker said...

tomatoes , peppers and pumpkins!

Stephanie said...

Squash, green beans ans cucumbers. I could live off those 3 items.

tavernie said...

Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts and Califlower!!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

1porkchop said...

It would be a garden of watermelon and cantaloupe.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

bleeding hearts
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Daniel M said...

tomatoes, carrots, cukes - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jen said...

Tomatoes and peppers

jennifer said...

I love to grow herbs and yellow flowers.

Anonymous said...

I would love flowers, flowers, flowers

Teressa Oliver said...

strawberries and tomatoes for sure

RJ said...

yellow squash, spaghetti squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, okra, lots of herbs

rjwhiggins@aol.com

Patricia Correll said...

Lilies, roses, daisies, sunflowers, lobellia,impatiens, geraniums and carnations.

everno said...

blueberries

Stacy said...

Tomatoes, bell peppers, cubanelles, arugula, eggplant, onion, garlic, cucumbers, peas, broccoli, and corn. Also tons of herbs.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Renee B. said...

I would love to grow tomatoes and green beans

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

Pecan trees for sure! Lots of tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini too.

CAJUNMAN12 said...

watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries

sheila musselman askins said...

strawberries, blueberries, corn and peppers!

ltlbitone said...

Gotta have tomatoes!!

ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

Alisha L. said...

Pickeling Cucumbers, Green Peppers, and Asparagus!

bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kim said...

Must have strawberries

tami p said...

we would love to grow avacado and watermelon

Navymansgrl said...

Ooo too much to name so just to name a few fruit trees, and fruit, and a flower garden that attracts all kinds of birds and butterflies :-)

shelby said...

stargazer lillies
snugles4433@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love wildflowers and lots of sunflowers.
jcristig@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

Heirloom, organic fruits and vegetables and LOTS of flowers. :)

Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

corn and sunflowers! :D

xivyx said...

i would love to add fruit trees to my garden

Cecil Atom said...

I love to have a lot of tomatoes and strawberries.

tina reynolds said...

pineapple, watermellon, grapes, and strawberries. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Mary Pat said...

Peppers, tomatoes and strawberries

Kendra Gillilan said...

Flowers and lots flowers!
Kendraco22@yahoo.com

amy16323 said...

cucumbers and zuchinni
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Jammie said...

My dream garden would have cucumbers, tomatoes, a banana tree, and some orange trees!

Lana Bradstream said...

My dream items would be roses, orchids, tomatoes and strawberries.

lanalbradstream(at)yahoo(dot)com

mstoolman173 said...

My dream garden would have bell peppers and tomatoes
mstoolman173@aol.com

JoMoni10 said...

rubarb

*Brittany C* said...

I'd grow tomatoes, Spinach, Hot Peppers, Cucumbers, Avocados tree, and a Grapefruit tree and much much more! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I would plant corn tomatoes, grapes, strawberries, cherries, blackberries, rasberries etc. etc. wilcarvic
[at]gmail[dot[com]]

Missy L said...

Lots of berries, pumpkins, watermelon, peppers, cilantro, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, basil.

Sunnymay said...

My garden would have strawberries, tomatoes and various lettuces along with herbs like lavendar, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Maybe basil, but for me that's hard to grow.

Stephanie said...

I would love to have herbs of all kind for salsas and general veggies like tomatos, lettus, carrots, bell peppers, banana peppers ect. Thanks for the giveaway
sgrant4(at)ymail(dot)com

Jo said...

my dream garden is a field of sunflowers
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

maxfate said...

I'd love to have several varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes!

supe61@hotmail.com

C and C girl said...

I would have cherry tomatoes , cucumbers lettuce and squash

daveshir2005 said...

My dream garden would be tomatoes, cucumbers and banana peppers.

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amos122902 said...

Lots of fruits!

katecontestgirl said...

mangos and strawberries
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AEKZ2 said...

I'd like to have all different kinds of cactus.

Christie said...

I would love to grow my own vegetables: tomato's, potatoes, corn strawberries, spices etc.

Christie said...

I would love to grow my own vegetables: tomato's, potatoes, corn strawberries, spices etc.

Tara Swadley said...

Yellow popcorn would be the main piece of my dream garden.

Tylerpants said...

My dream garden would have tomatoes, strawberries, squash and other goodies! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

STF said...

tomatoes and peas and chives

Erica G said...

My dream garden would have lots of erbs (cilantro, basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary) and vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, and carrots.

cinderwhims at gmail dot com

trixx said...

Mine would have lots of veggies!

Gianna said...

basil, parsley and cheery tomatoes..