Coffee Mug Herb Garden and a Giveaway

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Spring is here, well sort of. I see things blooming and I can’t stop sneezing because there’s so much pollen in the air. However it’s still really cool, even for Florida! Hopefully it will warm up in the coming weeks so I’ll be more motivated to start some Springtime gardening.

In the meantime, I’ve started some seeds for our garden. I planted several things outside, and a few things inside. After last year, and losing some of my prize herbs to the heat, I decided to move some of my herbs to my sunny kitchen window where the temperature will be a little cooler come July and August.

To start my seeds, I’ve found these really cool little seed starter pods from Miracle-Gro called Gro-ables.

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Gro-ables are seed pods that provide an ideal growing environment for your seed. Each ready-to-plant seed pod contains growing materials, plant food and a specially selected seed from one of 17 different varieties including basil, spinach, cilantro, dill, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes and more. All you need to do is plant your seed, water and enjoy watching it grow into something greater.

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I decided to plant mine in some spare coffee cups I had lying around the kitchen. Since coffee cups don’t have holes in the bottoms, I added some landscaping rocks to the bottom of the cup for drainage. Smaller pebbles would probably work better, but I was just using what I had on hand.

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To start this project, you just peel the label off the pod.

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Then plant in your coffee cup with some additional planting soil.

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Then just water and watch your herbs grow!

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I placed these in my window sill. If the get too big, I’ll transfer them to larger pots.

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Want to win some of these fun seed pods for your own garden?

Miracle Grow Gro-ables prize pack includes:

  • Gro-ables seed pods
  • Steel watering can
  • Decorative Herb Plant Labels
  • Gardening Gloves

For a chance to win a Miracle Grow Gro-ables prize pack, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite herb!

For extra entries:

Please leave a comment for each entry Funfetti Cake Batter Baked Donuts {Giveaway} by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Giveaway ends April 15.

144 Responses to “Coffee Mug Herb Garden and a Giveaway”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 28, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    How absolutely cute is this idea! Love it!

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    Anonymous — March 28, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    My favorite herb is basil, so versatile.

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    Leslie Fox — March 28, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    My favorite herb is basil, so versatile.

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    Michelle — March 28, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    I love cilantro

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    Michelle — March 28, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Cilantro!!

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    Rachel — March 28, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    This is such a cool idea! I love most herbs but I used a lot of basil. Having fresh mint available would be nice too.

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    mysweetiepiepie — March 28, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    My favorite herb is Italian Parsley.

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    Therese.A — March 28, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    Basil is my absolute favorite!

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    Kay Little — March 28, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    My favorite herb is a combination of thyme and rosemary!

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    dana — March 28, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    cilantro!

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    latanya — March 28, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

    I love Basil

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    Camille — March 28, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

    Favorite? Mint! Maybe dill I love the smell and taste of both.

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    Melissa — March 29, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    I’m going to have to say basil is my favorite.

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    Rachel Crisman — March 29, 2014 @ 8:46 am

    I have a love for rosemary……the smell,taste…..just love it!

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    Sheila K. — March 29, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    My favorite herb is basil!

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    Joanne Gregory — March 29, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    My favorite herb is Basil.

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    Michelle r — March 29, 2014 @ 6:51 pm

    Sage

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 30, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    This is such a cute idea! I’m ready to get my garden and herbs started!

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    Leslie — March 30, 2014 @ 3:37 pm

    I love cilantro, it has such a bright & crisp flavor!

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    Laura Harrison — March 30, 2014 @ 7:28 pm

    Well, these are cute. I am in AZ and lost some plants due to heat last year. I have the same idea is start some indoors. I like these pods. Very easy! Basil is a great herb but to name a fave? Impossible. Love so many for different reasons.

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    sharonjo — March 30, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    I can’t wait til spring actually arrives here and I can work in my garden again. These little pods are so clever; I love the idea of planting things inside, then putting them out in the garden when the weather allows.

    My favorite herb is probably basil, but I also love rosemary and cilantro. Thank you!

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    Carla S — March 31, 2014 @ 5:15 am

    My favorite herb is basil :).

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    Em Ma — March 31, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    Basil is one of my favorites – it’s so versatile!

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    Em Ma — March 31, 2014 @ 8:20 am
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    rachel — March 31, 2014 @ 8:51 am

    I love the pop I get from cilantro but use basil more.

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    Stacy Menifee — March 31, 2014 @ 10:41 pm

    We can never get enough basil!

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    Kim Henrichs — April 1, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Cute idea!! I love Rosemary…

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    Heather B — April 1, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    I LOVE oregano!

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    Robin M — April 1, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    I love Basil!

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    Linda K. — April 1, 2014 @ 11:51 am

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    sharon — April 1, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    Basil is my favorite herb.

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    Theresa — April 1, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Rosemary!

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    I love basil!

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    I love cilantro and rosemary. So delicious !

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    Sarah — April 1, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    I love cilantro and mint!

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    We love basil here!

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    My favorite herb is rosemary.

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    Theresa N — April 1, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

    My favorite is lavender to dry for the scent.

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    My favorite herb is thyme!

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    Sarah L — April 4, 2014 @ 1:21 am

    This is a hard choice! I love cilantro and rosemary, but tarragon is stealing my heart right now.

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    tammigirl — April 4, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    I think mine is cilantro. It’s so versatile.

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    Trish — April 5, 2014 @ 9:39 pm

    I love almost all herbs. My current favorite is Basil. I grow it on my balcony and make fresh pesto sauces, add to fresh salad, or to smoothies! It provides such good nutrients and I love the taste! 🙂

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    Tina W — April 6, 2014 @ 2:25 am

    The herb I use the most is Basil. But my favorite is tarragon!

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    Shelly — April 9, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    I love cilantro.

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    I like rosemary.

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    Yana L — April 12, 2014 @ 10:25 pm

    LOVE LOVE BASIL AND DILL !!!!!

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    Carmen N — April 13, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    I love Cilantro

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    Janice E — April 22, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    My favorite herb is rosemary

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    Janice E — April 22, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway…thanks for the chance to win!
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    Tammie — April 23, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    Basil is my favorite!!!!

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    i subscribed! i was going to subscribe when i saw the post–even before i saw the contest lol

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    alicia cain — March 24, 2017 @ 12:27 pm

    i tweeted about the contest on twitter but there was no way to find you to follow you! also, your facebook page is blocked!

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