Today’s SwagsGiving Giveaway is not a toy but it is pretty wonderful none the less. I’m talking about a Growums Pizza Garden. Growums are complete kits for growing your own vegetables. Each kit comes with four different herbs and vegetables plus special pellets that magically grow when water is added to them. Eva’s been so excited to get started with Growums and I’ve been excited because we now have a house with a garden area and I look forward to being able to grow our own food.
Getting started with Growums is really easy. Everything you need to start your garden comes with the set, except for a small shallow dish or pie plate. You open the set and place all the coco pellets so that the little hole is at the top. Then you fill the bottom of the dish with one container full of warm water (use the Growums container for this). The coco pellets expanded so rapidly it was very fun to watch. You can see that on the video.
Growums thought of everything too including colorful plant markers that you stick into the coco pellets to identify each plant. After adding the water to the shallow plate and watching the coco pellets expand you put three seeds into the hole at the top of the coco pellet, push them down a fingernail’s depth and cover with some of the coco pellet. Then you place the marker into the coco pellet so that you can know what the plant is when it starts sprouting.
Once you have done all of the physical work with the Growums set it is time to take things online. You can go to Growums.com and register an account as well as register your garden. It was pretty simple to do. For each step of the process you get points and each week you get updates about your garden as well as additional tasks to complete. This is fun for your child because they can learn more tips on gardening and then there are the Growums themselves. I’m talking about Elvis Parsley, Frank Cilantro and Regan O. There are a bunch of cute and colorful vegetable characters that teach kids about the importance of eating vegetables and the fun or growing your own food. There are also some great posts about gardening on the Growums Blog. If you have a unique gardening approach you might even be featured there.
There are also a number of cute games that your child can play like Bag a Bug, Weedy’s Revenge and So You think You Can Grow. The games are simple to play and fun as well as funny.
Digging deeper into the Growums site there is a link to Learn2Grow.com which has more gardening tips. This will be fantastic for us as we start getting ready to prepare our garden and grow our own food. We’ll give updates on our Pizza Garden’s progress as time goes by.
If you would be interested in winning your very own Growums set then enter below. Please use the rafflecopter widget and follow all of the directions. The first direction is to leave a comment on which Growums garden you would like to start and then clicking “I did this” on the rafflecopter widget. You can gain more entries by doing other tasks.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this toy to review and blog about as well as give away as part of the SwagsGiving Event. Opinions about the toy are 100% my own.
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