GrowUms Review and Giveaway Ends 12/16

When my son came home one day in Kindergarten with a fundraising packet from Growums, I was intrigued.  I wanted to know what these Growums were all about.  They are cute little seed kits that help encourage children to grow and take care of there own little gardens.  There are 6 different gardens to choose from:  a Taco Garden, a Pizza Garden,  a Stir Fry Garden, an Herb Garden,  a Ratatouille Garden, and a Salad Garden.  At the time of my sons fundraiser we were unable to participate in it, so when I found out that I get to review a garden of my own I was excited.  My kids love growing plants and this would be fun for them, ecspecially since they will get to eat what they are growing.  I was given the taco garden to review.  Which is a great one since we love eating tacos!  My kit came in a cute little container that included everything that I would need to get started.  All I needed was a shallow pie pan. 

My kids were as excited as I was to get started so we got it started the day it came.  The directions were super simple which is a plus, because trying to do stuff with 3 young children is difficult enough without adding a ton of directions. 

We placed all our pellats in a pie pan, ( I had no choice but to finish up the thanksgiving pumpkin pie)

 Then the directions said to add warm water and the pellats would expand.  My kids thought this part was funny to see.  It took about a minute for them to fully expand like that.

Then I let each child pick out what they wanted to be "their" plant and I let them do the dirty work of adding the seeds.  Which they also liked doing.

After all the seeds were planted, we put in the little signs that said which pellat was which.

This was a fun little activity that we did that will have fun rewards to last a while once they start producing.  After we finished this part we placed them outside to get the sunlight.  This was all about 6 days ago.  I went out there to check on them and was happy that some of them have already started sprouting.  (the kit came with extra seeds for the ones that had a hard time getting sprouted which I thought was nice, it looks like I might need a few extra ones)

I think that this is a great project for families to do. I also think that this would be a fun fundraising activity for schools, churches, sport teams, etc. 

How to buy these:  You can go HERE and see if there is a store near you that sells them. Or go HERE to buy them online.  They are about $10 a piece which is a great price escpecially when it comes with everything needed for an entire garden. 

You can also win a garden of your choice.  The nice people at Growums are letting me have a giveaway here to one of my lucky readers.  Now you can grow your own garden. 

How to enter: None are mandatory but the more you do the higher your chance of winning

1) Visit Growums and come back and tell me which garden you would choose if you won 
2)  Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect
3)  Sign up to recieve my blog by email
4) Like the Growums Facebook Page

Please leave a comment after you have done each entry.  All entries will be verified so please be honest when entering.  I will choose winner using and will then email the winner within 24 hours.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen.  Sponsor is responsible for sending out the prize to the winner.  All entrys must be 18 years or older and US resident please.  Giveaway will end on December 16th at 5:00 pm EST

(Disclaminer: I recieved a Growum kit of my own for my personal review.  All opinions are my own, no monetary exchange took place. This giveaway is not sponsored by Facebook.)