We are at the end of the school year. This year plants seem to be the theme. First our adult daughter brought home a started Dragon Fruit in a glass jar. It is sitting in some type of grow goo until we find out how to make a tropical plant grow in an arid local. Next our soon-to-be first grader brought home a lima bean plant. Needless to say, when your kid is just graduating Kindergarten, you cannot just throw away his plant project. So the lima bean is sitting next to the Dragon Fruit in a cut plastic bottle. Yes, we have our own little version of The Gro Project next to our front door.
When it comes to fun garden projects, we are fans because they are easy and the kids like them. My personal opinion is that I like to grow things that are edible. Flowers are pretty but fruits and vegetables are useful. For kids, nothing is more awesome then making a salad out of vegies that they grew. One of the reasons that we use Miracle-Gro is because the plants grow faster. When you have a 6 year old staring at his newly potted plant, growth speed is important.
Take a look at the Mircle Gro Pinterest page for some ideas and look at their products like Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Potting Mix for indoor plants and LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit for in-ground plants.