Saturday, May 4, 2013

Miracle-Gro: The Gro Project inspiration

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Quite a bit of gardening is happening at our house. The weather has been just perfect: not too hot and not too cold. And, it's a great way to get the kids occupied.
Yesterday, we added mulch around the rose bushes and it made such a huge difference in making it pretty.
I've been spending a lot of time on pinterest looking at all the fun garden projects that are part of Miracle Gro's The Gro Project. I love the origami garden...it's so cute! There are just so many inspiring ideas that are totally doable for those of us who might be a bit gun-shy in the garden. Be sure to  follow the Miracle-Gro pinboards.
Miracle-Gro has many products that help your garden do what it's supposed to do...grow. For a long time I didn't feed my garden and it really suffered. I just thought you put stuff in the ground and it just... grew, yk? Turns out that only works for weeds. This is really where LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit, Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Potting Mix can really take your garden from blech to wow! I grew

For my part of the Gro Project, I decided it was about time I learned how to use a few of those tools I bought D and take some inspiration from this project. My first stop was the hardware store where I picked up several pieces of wood
(3) 1x4x8
(2) 1x2x8
(1) 2x2x8
Of the 1x4x8, make (6) 15 inch cuts. Then cut the remaining into 24 inches. You should end up with 6 short and 6 long pieces. Cut the 2x2 x8 into (4) 18 inch legs. The 1x2x8 will be cut into 24 inch long strips.
This was my first time using the nail gun, and really, D unleashed a monster. I can totally see myself doing more projects like this! I was driving him crazy because I had looked at a few pictures of planters and was basing this off of the vision I had in my head.
I started with the end pieces, nailing three short sides to each leg.
Miracle-Gro Project Grow planter box
Next, we attach the long sides.

Miracle-Gro Project Grow planter box

Finally, attach the bottom small slats
Miracle-Gro Project Grow planter box

And finally, enjoy your hardwork!

Miracle-Gro Project Grow planter box

Not too shabby for less than $15 and an hour of my time, right? I plan on painting it whenever I decide on a color. And, it may end up holding our strawberries instead of these lovely impatiens.
What do you plan to grow this year? We tilled the garden tonight, too! I can't wait to do more planting.
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6 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun project! You did a fabulous job!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Awesome! Very impressive job!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

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    Hugs, Cathy

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  3. Great job! I have some cedar fence left overs that I have been saving to make a wood box. I like the way you added the slates to the bottom. Thanks for sharing your great project.

    Linda @ http://MixedKreations.com/blog

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  4. Turned out great! We have been planting in little spurts -- some lettuce seed here and a few onion sets there. It will warm up and then throw a frost fit -- even more predicted for this weekend -- so have to baby the tomatoes and peppers. Grrr! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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Thanks and have a great day!