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Miracle-Gro Kids 3 in 1 Gardening Set

Miracle-Gro Kids 3 in 1 Gardening Set

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Peachtree Playthings
Price: $12.99

This was my favorite "toy" we've gotten for our children in recent memory. The Miracle Gro "Ready Set Gro" set contains three flower pots, a watering can, Miracle Gro soil mixture, and tomato, red pepper and cucumber seeds - everything needed to plant a mini vegetable garden. Children were very excited to plant their own garden and watch it grow. Within days, the seeds sprouted roots, then shoots, and our little farmers were ecstatic. Throughout the process, we learned about germination, photosynthesis, and even responsibility from the included materials. Our child testers ran into the house every day and went straight to their plants to water them. We have since re-planted the larger plants into big pots out on our deck and are looking forward to the harvest.

Not only do children learning about watering, feeding and growing their own plants, but they also look forward to eating the vegetables (they would not normally choose to eat red peppers or cucumbers). As parents, we will be saving money by growing our own veggies. Once the vegetables grow, we will easily make back the $12.99 price!

Melissa Strunc   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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