Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AussieLady THESE GRO-ABLES WORK IN CONTAINERS AS WELL!
I have a very small yard with no room for a vegetable garden, so these Gro-ables lend themselves really well to container gardening. That said, when growing these in containers, make sure to pay attention to the spacing required, that is, the amount of space needed between each Gro-able. This varies and is marked clearly on the side of each Gro-able (see photo).
Once you've decided where to plant - in the garden or in containers - simply peel back the top of the Gro-able pod, push the pod into the soil, place in a sunny spot, and water regularly.
I kept the pod tops and set them in the containers with each vegetable so I knew what I had planted and where. The pod top also tells you the time it will take the pod to germinate the seed, and how long after that before you should expect to harvest. I made myself a "chart" so I could track when each herb or vegetable should be ready for harvesting (photo).
I still have a few weeks to wait, but already my snap pea, cucumber, and spinach plants are popping up, and I'm sure the rest are not far behind.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mom66 WoW
I planted two tomato Growables in a raised garden on my balcony.
These plants are bigger than any of my potted tomatoes. They are huge. My parsley, basil and cilantro, fabulous. My yield was so high, I ended up making pesto and giving it to my neighbors. This was way to easy. Between my Aerogarden and my Growables, I have become quite the "Urban Gardner".
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flutterbye I've got peppers!
Very pleased with my purchase. First vegetable plant that has sprouted and grown peppers. All peppers appear to be green - whether that will change with ripening or not, I don't know yet! The only thing lacking is further information on how to know when to pick the peppers, average size, and tips on fertilizing to continue growing fresh peppers!
September 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by madfish918 Instant garden
I got a late start on planting my garden this year and this product got me in just under the wire. I tilled my raised bed and simply popped the pods into the ground and watered. Easy peasy.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Puri Perfect Product for Beginners
I don't have a green thumb, so growing stuff from seeds is scary for me. In comes Gro-ables. Through last fall and current spring, I have tried every single type of seed that came in this package and all were perfect. My favorite back in fall was the Basil, the best plant I have ever seen. Currently, I have the lettuce and snap pea plants coming out very strong. Also, both the tomato varieties did very well for me.
Highly recommended for someone who wants to start their own salad and herb garden with minimal effort.
March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wordvixen3 The Little Tomato That Could
I won't claim that these are idiot proof, but they're close. You just pull the lid off, stick them in the ground, and water them until they sprout a good bit, or until you get a decent rain.
I only bought two Gro-ables this year (this Roma, and a zucchini- which was amazing). At the time, I thought that I had it in a decent spot- several feet away from my Hydrangea, and I had just pulled out all of the hops growth. This is my first summer in this house, and I had no idea that hops were so aggressive. If my pictures are approved, you'll see what I mean. This little tomato plant shot up to about 2 feet, flowered and fruited in about 2 months. It promptly flopped over from the weight of the huge fruit, and was several days before I could get it staked. And then the hops went crazy and basically covered the poor thing, and the hydrangea flowered and blocked the sunlight.
It sat with green fruit for OVER A MONTH, and then, suddenly, early September... I had a ton of lovely, red, ripe tomatoes.
I didn't fertilize it at all, rarely watered it (though we have good soil here), let it get over run with weeds and hops and hydrangea blooms... and I still got all of these lovely tomatoes, and there are a few more yet on the vine.
Note- the first three tomatoes were HUGE, nearly the size of normal round tomatoes. The second harvest was still slightly larger than store bought Romas, but not as much.
I'm impressed, Miracle Gro. Very impressed.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by countrygirl13 Groables Salad and Herb Garden Kit
These are cute little biodegradeable planting pods with the sod and seeds already set and ready to water and watch grow. They would make a good teaching tool for people working with children and are great for smaller areas. My gardens are long established and growing outside already so I chose to use my Hydroplanter that I got from Home Depot and a herb garden planter also from Home Depot to grow the seed pods. Within days I began to see sprouting and now the plants are actually taking off and beginning to grow rather well.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike4482 Easy to use. Split multiple seedlings from one and currently have 3 plants growing well!
I planted one of these in a small container. 3 seedlings popped up and I transplanted all of them into their own containers. I currently have 3 tomato plants all doing well. While there has been no fruit as of yet. I think this is due to planting late in the season and being in Central Florida (Zone 9). Hoping to keep them healthy until it cools off to see if any fruit will develop. I'm curious if a Miracle Gro rep can confirm this is an indeterminate variety and any pointers to get them to the point where I might reap the benefits.
August 8, 2015