Kid’s Container Garden

Kids playing in dirt and summer just go together.

Gardening is the perfect activity to combine the two.

kids container garden There is a patio off the kids’ room on the second floor at my house that has stood empty for a year or two.  I have been trying to figure out what to do with it and finally decided that it would be fun to do a series of container gardens.  It is a pleasant place to sit even in the middle of a Texas summer…which means I need chairs, but I will save that for another post.

So, I went to Lowe’s and walked around the Garden Center for inspiration.  When I came across the boxes of Growums, I knew I had the answer.

Growums are gardens in a box targeted at teaching kids the magic of growing things.  I bought the Pizza Garden one which contained everything we need to grow Oregano, Pepper, Basil, and Roma Tomatoes.

container garden for kids collage How to Make a Container Garden for Kids:

  1. This is the empty second level balcony that is in desperate need of a reason to be visited.
  2. The Growums Pizza Garden Kit contains everything needed – large planting container, dirt, watering system, seeds and starter set.
  3. We assembled the watering system that rests on the bottom of the planting container.
  4. Rhett(6) decorated the planter with the stickers provided.
  5. We reconstituted the dehydrated dirt with water and then added it to the planter.
  6. Seed time!  We went online to the Growums website where we entered our secret code for secret growing videos.

Growums screen shot of growing school I was a little skeptical about the online component of the Growums garden, but have to admit it is pretty adorable.

There are little tutorials and informational videos taught by cartoon vegetables.  Also, once you register your garden, you will get follow up emails related to that garden.  Rhett got a kick out of the entire process.

kids container garden to grow Our little container garden is ready for growth.

The Quirky Mommas are a part of the Lowe’s Creative Network.  As a Lowe’s Creator, we receive information from Lowes along with gift cards to cover purchase expenses. All opinions expressed are our own.  The pizza garden described in this post retails for around $30 at Lowe’s.  There are other Growums kits available starting under $10.

Watch for further posts about our garden progress and whether or not my balcony will ever have chairs…




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Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.