Kids love spending time with their parents. It’s a plain and simple fact. One of my favorite quotes is: “Give your Child Presence, Not Presents.” It’s so true! Why not spend quality time with your kids teaching them about the earth, plants and creating a sustainable life? It’s easier than you think to Make Gardening Fun with Kids. Many people think of gardening as a solitary hobby, but making it a family affair is much more exciting, healthy and fun!
Create a Healthy Lifestyle
Childhood obesity is a growing trend in our country. According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. That’s a shocking statistic! We all know physical activity and a healthy diet are key to preventing obesity, but if you’re a parent you also know how hard it can be to get your kids to eat fruit and veggies. It can turn into a frustrating battle of wills between parent and child…not good! So, the burning question is how do we raise healthy, active kids? The answer is gardening!
Gardening with Kids the Easy Way
I was recently introduced to an incredible company focused on “growing” healthy kids. It’s called Bloomers! and it’s their mission to make Gardening Fun with Kids. From the schoolyard to your backyard, Bloomers! has everything you need to grow a garden with your kids. They make it totally fun and exciting! Bloomers! was created by a Mom named Cynthia. She was faced with an issue that many parents face, struggling to get her 4 kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet.Using inspiration from her childhood on a Pennsylvania farm, she created stories using garden characters as encouragement for her kids to eat healthy.She also started a growing a garden in her California backyard. This method worked for her, so she created a program and system to help other families. How cool is that?
What is Bloomers?
Bloomers! is an online company with the main purpose to help children eat healthier. They combine simple gardening kits, fun online games and an easy to follow garden guidebook to make gardening fun with kids. Getting children involved creates an interest and excitement about fruit, veggies and herbs. Bloomers! makes it easy for parents too. Even if you’re a first time gardener, you will plant and grow with ease using the Bloomers! Backyard Gardening Kit. My friends often ask me about gardening and seem overwhelmed. They’ve never grown a garden and aren’t sure they have the time or energy to learn. In my opinion, Bloomers! is the answer. SO FOR ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ASKED FOR MY ADVICE AND HELP STARTING A GARDEN…TRY BLOOMERS!
Our Experience with Bloomers! Backyard
My family had so much fun with this kit! From the moment it arrived in the mail the kids were interested and excited. They could hardly wait to open the box and try it. The kit came complete with everything we needed to start growing right away. It was simple to set-up and the entire process was super fun!
Here’s what comes in the kit: Image below courtesy of Bloomers! website
Step 1:Put the System Together and Add Wonder Soil
Although “put the system together” may sound like a daunting task, it’s NOT AT ALL! All you do is take the grow box, insert the grid and water pipe as explained in the instructions. That’s all it takes! Then you add the amazing, incredible, awesome WONDER SOIL! Can you tell I like this stuff? 🙂 More below…
Step 2: Water the Wonder Soil and Prepare to Be AMAZED
Now, I must tell you this Wonder Soil is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. My husband and I have grown gardens in every kind of media you can think of and this stuff amazed and excited us every step of the way. The kids swore it was “magic soil”. AWESOME! Just look at the excitement on my face below. 😉
Step 3: Plant your Veggie Pops (or seedlings)
Bloomers! included Veggie Pops and seed packs for planting. I will admit, when we first saw the veggie pops the kids begged me to let them eat one. Little did we know, they were cute little seed pods not actual edible lollipops. OOPS! 😉 Check out the image below to learn more about the Veggie Pops from Bloomers! (Veggie Pop planting instructions image courtesy of Bloomers! website). Since we’re already well into Summer and live in a very hot climate, we decided to start our Bloomers! garden using seedlings (sprouted plants). But we can’t wait to plant these Veggie Pops in the fall!
Step 4: Top with Soil, Water, Grow and Enjoy!
The Bloomers! design makes it simple to water the plants in your garden. The watering pipe and overflow saucer allow you to keep your plants well maintained and the incredible nutrient rich soil gets the plants off to a super healthy start. The plants we grew in this system are healthier than any plants we’ve EVER GROWN. We are simply amazed and love this system!
Be Healthy with Bloomers!
My kids have really become interested in eating healthy food since we started family gardening. They enjoy fresh basil on pasta and in soup. They will eat peas, beans, even stuffed peppers! When they know it’s something we grew in our own backyard, they can’t wait to try it. Gardening with your kids is the best way to encourage healthy eating and a happy family. Bloomers! makes it easy for you. These kits are truly amazing! Order your own Bloomers! Backyard kit today and get started. It’s never too late to start a new healthy hobby with your kids!
*Disclosure: For this review, my family was provided a Bloomers! Backyard Kit. All opinions are 100% mine.
Gift Card Giveaway
I have great news! Bloomers! has agreed to let me host a $25 Gift Card Giveaway for their online store. I really can’t say enough good things about Bloomers! Their systems and products are top notch! Use the gift card to buy your own Veggie Pops or put it towards a Bloomers! Backyard system. This giveaway is open to US Residents 18 and over.
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