Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Growums - Teaching Children To Grow A Garden Review + Giveaway

I grew up helping my family plant and pick a large field full of a variety of fruits and veggies. Between that and so much emphasis on organic foods and "going green", I want to teach my children to grow their own little gardens. According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables, eat them. They have fun helping me with mine, but Growums allows them to plant their own and learn more about the process.


Kids can choose from six fun kits including Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden to grow a real garden with virtual world fun. Each garden kit features unique, magical coco or peat pellets that make planting and growing practically foolproof. 


Kids start by going to Growums to register their garden and follow the colorful characters in a virtual garden world that shows them how to care for their vegetables. This animated step-by-step series of mini videos are updated every ten days with tips on what to expect next and how to care for the seedlings. With a little help and information from Tomicio the tomato, Frank Cilantro, Belle Peppa, Ice Berg the lettuce wrapper and, of course, Elvis Parsley and more; in a matter of weeks kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables and herbs to create nutritious meals. Weekly emails also alert children to next steps and explain topics including watering, weeding, growth cycles and more.

We were sent the Pizza Garden Kit.

The whole process is extremely easy. First, place the pellets in a container.

The kit comes with the seeds needed and the labels so you know what you put in each pellet.

Add water to the container and the pods will expand. Add seeds to the pods.

Put the markers in each one as you go and get ready to watch it grow!


This next step is very important, so listen carefully - put the container out of reach from small children and dogs. Take it from my personal experience - they will destroy it. We never got to watch ours grow because my dog got the container and then Isabella messed with the pellets/pods. Evan was so upset, so I'll be giving him some of my seeds from the garden and we'll make him a garden in a huge pot.

At only $9.99, I think these kits are a great idea and a fun way to teach kids to grow their own garden.  What makes it even better is that when their garden grows, you can help them use their plants to make dinner.  Not only does it teach them how to grow, but it also gets them to eat their veggies because what kid doesn't want to eat something that they had a hand in creating?


Visit Growums to learn more and to view all of their kits. Growums are available online and at independent garden centers across the country as well as for use as fundraisers. For every Growums garden kit purchased through a fundraiser, a generous portion goes to the child’s school or organization and the company donates a portion of proceeds to feed needy children.

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To enter, visit Growums and tell me something you learned or a kit that you most want to get. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count!

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4- Follow twoofakind AND Growums on twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can Tweet once a day for an extra entry every day! You can copy and paste: WIN a @Growums Kit and help your child plant a garden during #SurvivingSummer @twoofakind http://tinyurl.com/3l8eph2
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9- Enter any of my current giveaways - leave a comment for each that you enter.

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on May 23rd when I will draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner and they will have 24 hours to respond!

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This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.

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tammy said...

I think the taco kit would be great!

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I'd like to get: Stir-Fry Garden

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degood said...

These are so cute! I would love to have the pizza garden to do with my son.

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The herb garden sounds great.

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I would most like the pizza or taco kit
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I'd love the stir fry garden!

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I think we'd like to try the ratatouille kit if we won! The website looks really awesome and helpful!
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Lovin the Stir Fry Garden! I think my kids would get a kick out of this!
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my kids would want the pizza garden I would love to have the Salad Garden

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the taco kit

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I'd love to try the Herb Garden!

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The ratatouille kit for us please!

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I would most want to get the Salad Garden.

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I would love to have the Herb Garden. My cute kidlet and I would have fun watching it grow and then using the herbs in cooking! ;)
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