Growing An Herb Garden that Even I Can't Kill (Garden In A Can by Back to the Roots)
I am convinced that my father got all of the gardening genes in the family. We kid that my mom has a brown thumb because she killed a house plant once. But to be fair, neither my brother nor I have ever tried to grow anything and stuck with it either. I've always had a fascination with seeing something start from this tiny little seed and it growing into something that people can actually eat. While my dad is the master at it (he's literally a licensed Master Gardener), I thought I'd try my hand at it.
I got a couple products from Back to the Roots called Garden In A Can. They sent me 4 different varieties - basil, cilantro, dill, and sage. Once you peel off the pop top lid, inside you'll see it full to the top with dirt and nestled in there is a seed packet. It could not be easier to get started - seriously. All you do is put the seeds on top of the dirt, add a little water, and place the can in a window that gets a lot of sun.
The instructions said to water it regularly, or when the soil feels dry - but I wasn't sure what that really meant. So, I checked the FAQ on their website and it said that the plants tend to absorb about 2 tablespoons per day, so I figured that would be the amount I should add every day. Some days were sunnier than others, so on cloudy days, I would only add 1 tablespoon of water. It was almost like having a pet - having to remember to water it and such, but it was so cool to see how quickly it grew! I was actually quite pleased with myself! Everything started off really strong, except for the sage. But like the engine that could, it chugged right along until it was blossoming just like the others. I can't wait until they're fully grown and I can start using them in recipes!
What I love about this company too is that they're paying it forward. For every garden in a can photo that you upload, they'll download a product to a school classroom of your choice! How great is that? I can't wait for my son and his classmates to get to enjoy growing something together!
Thank you to Back to the Roots for sponsoring this post.