For those of us without a green thumb.

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IMG_3428It’s slightly embarrassing to admit defeat from a little bit of dirt and some seeds. I’ve always prided myself on having a green thumb, but I can’t say that has been the case for some time – everything I’ve brought into this apartment for the last 1.5 years has bucked the kicket. The thing is, I have been wanting to grow my own herbs and a few veggies in here. I use a lot of basil and it’s pretty expensive to buy fresh at the grocery. So when I learned about a new product called Gro-ables from Miracle Gro that was for people just like me who kill things, I was definitely willing to give them a try.

Basil photo 12_MG_Basil_4809_1209002_V01_zps6f5578dc.jpgGro-ables are easy to use and designed for people who are new to gardening (or black thumbs, heh heh). They are guaranteed to grow (you just have to use them as directed), and take the guesswork out of gardening and growing your own food. Brilliant, right? I got so excited that I even made the commitment by decorating a few pots with my new stencils!

IMG_3414I sealed a few clay pots with clear acrylic spray and stuck my key stencil on the side . . .

IMG_3415Added some Mod Podge, peeled off . . .

IMG_3417And then sprinkled sand on the design (let dry and sweep away the excess with a paint brush). Then my pots were ready to plant.

IMG_3429You just put some potting soil into the pots, leaving enough room for the Gro-ables pods.

IMG_3430Stick them in the pots right to dirt level – no need to cover them up. And water!

IMG_3446Look at my cute decorated pots! I’m so excited for my basil, peppers and spinach to start growing! I’m serious – these are foolproof (I already see some action two days in). These little seed pods are also affordable – $1.29 to $1.49. That’s pretty good considering the basil I buy is over $5, and I don’t get that much. Did I mention I’m going to try this basil pesto recipe as soon as mine is ready?

I can’t wait to show you what happens! Learn more about Gro-ables in this video:

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