With Spring finally here (hopefully to stay), we're gearing up for our 2013 Gardening Season here at Rock Father HQ. If you're a newer reader, you might've missed the garden adventures from the past two years, so let me put this simply: Gardening Rocks! There's nothing better than teaching the little ones how to grow their own food and pretty plants, and it's something I'm big on here at home. Returning from 2012, GROWUMS are a line of educational growing kits that feature characters like Ice Berg the Lettuce Rapper, Frank Cilantro and Elvis Parsley to help teach kids the ways of the gardening Force. For 2013, they could use a little bit of a boost.
Growums Garden Kits
If you've followed my Gardening Blog here on The Rock Father, then you already know that we're big fans of Growums. These fun kits are educational and offer a multi-platform approach to learning the ways of gardening. Through all-inclusive kits available in six themes (Taco, Salad, Pizza, Ratatouille, Herb, Stir-Fry), kids can grow their own garden from seeds, then track the progress online while learning even more.
It's still hot outside. Not as bad as when I posted my last update from The Rock Father Garden, but it's still hitting 90 on a daily basis... and it's still dry. We've finally had some rain, but it's been in monsoon quantities for some very short periods of time. Too much, too fast - not right to make a dent in the incredibly dry earth - cracks in which can be seen running through our once green backyard. Sure, the green is returning, but man is that lawn scorched. We've kept the veggie garden watered, though it's still been tough.
It's hot outside. In fact, it's 96 as I type this, and the little one is having some time with Mommy and new baby sister as I work. We came back in from some watering a little while ago, so I figured it was time for an update on The Rock Father Garden. It's been a war out there, folks. We've had casualties. We've also had some wins.
I need to lower my expectations for everything. As depressing as that may sound, it's true. We've been having bad luck when it comes to cool-sounding events being 'as-advertised' when we actually get there. The May Kid's Workshop at Home Depot? No exception. On a National Scale, I think this is a great program with great partners - but my local store was lacking in execution. Allow me to explain...
If you've been waiting for a chance to get your little ones into the gardening spirit, this weekend is the perfect time to do so. On Saturday May 5, 2012 - All Home Depot stores will present a FREE Kids Workshop sponsored by Bonnie Plants and Growums. As you might already know, The Rock Father is a big fan of those folks, and applauds their efforts to get kids outside and into the garden. From 9am-12pm, your little ones can make their own FREE planter box, and receive a FREE Bonnie Plants/Growums vegetable or herb! Check out the video below that details this Saturday's festivities, and the Growums program.