Get Your Green Thumbs Ready with Miracle-Gro! #GroSomethingGreater

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I don’t really remember the first time I gardened. All my life I’ve been exposed to someone in my family growing something. As a small child I remember spending Sundays on my great grandparents field where we all helped with their vegetables. They grew enough each year for them to fully survive off of once winter came but canning and other methods. They lived the simple life and my great grandfather refused to live life with the modern conveniences we all had.

When I got older my mom would always have a garden if the place we were renting had a space for one. My mother didn’t garden for the need of the food but more for the love of having her hands in the dirt. When she got her own home she went crazy and planted plants, flowers, and gardens all over.

When I got older I just assumed I’d have that special green thumb too. I killed every house plant I owned the first year I lived on my own. I didn’t give up though. I would buy cheap plants at my local superstore and get pots that flattered my home. I’d also make sure to grab some Miracle-Gro so I could transplant them and give them the best possible start.

When we bought a house I slowly started with container gardens around the house before moving into the ground. My kids even started with me! Over the years we are still learning but we keep trying. We want to Gro Something Greater each year then we have in the past. When we fail we have learned to treat it as a learning experiece.

Have you found that gardening is a learning process for you or has it always come easy? What tips can you share for a successful garden this summer?


  1. Jenn says

    I’ve killed soooo many house plants and also had successful backyard gardens. Just depends.

  2. I can’t wait to have our own house (we rent right now) to make a real garden. Right now I’ve been container gardening and that’s truthfully probably more my speed, actually. A big beautiful garden sounds nice, though.

  3. I have loved gardening since I was a teenager. I’ll admit that I don’t have a natural green thumb, thumb, so it is still a learning process. 🙂

  4. I wish I had room in my yard to plant a garden. Though I think I’d kill everything I tried to plant anyway!

  5. Gardening is not easy for me. But I try it every year.

  6. Gardening is never really ‘easy’ because it takes work to make it happen, and keep it going. I do love a nice garden though, and we try to have a Spring garden every year, even if it is just a small one. Always tomatoes, and peppers, and usually cucumbers. We’ve been known to plant watermelon and squash and even corn!

  7. Lara says

    Oh, I would love a garden! That herb garden looks great!

  8. We have had a garden the last couple years and every year we get smarter and learn better ways to do things.

  9. This will be the first year we have a yard big enough to garden. I am SO excited!!

  10. Gardening is definitely a learning process for me, and one that I’m still working on. I kill pretty much everything.

  11. The only thing I’ve ever had luck growing successfully was yellow roses and tomatoes. I used Miracle-Gro on both. I tried strawberries two years ago and didn’t even get one.

  12. I kill everything. I am trying to teach my son a love of growing things, so I hope I don’t pass it on lol

  13. We just bought a bunch of Miracle Gro stuff this past weekend. They are definitely helpful for those who have no green thumb like me.

  14. vickie couturier says

    I am so ready for spring so I can plant flowers and a garden,,we still have a foot of snow outside,,we always used Miracle grown every year

  15. I grow a big garden every summer and then can our veggies from it. I love it!

  16. I can’t wait until gardening season starts. It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave us but I already started some basil in my kitchen.

  17. I haven’t been much of a gardner ever but I wish I was. It is just easier to buy from our Organic stand right in town. But one day, I will grow my own…

  18. cheryl says

    I would love to have our own garden this would really help!

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