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Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer Review

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Spring = New Life  If you are looking for a Spring gift for your kids, check out the Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer.  This kids gardening kit would make an excellent Easter Basket addition to kids ages 5 and up. What makes this kit unique is that your curious kids can actually watch their garden grow both above and beneath the surface.  Now, you can see all the activity of root vegetables like carrots, radishes, and onions through the clear front cover.

I am big on getting kids outside to garden. Check out my article on Why Vegetable Gardening is Good for Your Kids and you’ll see why. Luckily, my kids enjoy the outdoors, nature, and now gardening.

Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer Review

We were able to review the Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer. As soon as my kids saw it, they couldn’t wait to set it up. We were able to grow herbs last year with another Miracle-Gro Kids gardening set, and they loved it. The kit comes with everything you need, instructions, Miracle-Gro soil, seeds, and planter. It even comes with an educational guide for kids to learn all about root systems and the part of a root, making this a great educational toy.

picture of Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

First, kids empty the soil packets into a bowl. I like that this is the Miracle-Gro brand because it is basically guaranteed to be successful unless you don’t give it light and water! Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can grow anything with Miracle-Gro!

picture of Adding soil to Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

Adding soil to Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

Next, add 3 cups of water to the mixture. Again, let your kids do it and have fun. Just like cooking, it might get messy but kids can’t learn if you don’t let them.

picture of Adding Water to Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Set

Adding Water to Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Set

Stir, stir, stir! Kids and mud, is there anything better?

picture of Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Kit

Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Kit

I put the soil mixture into the container, an older kid could do this too. Next, we added our seeds. The kit came with carrot, radish, and onion seeds. We’ve never planted any of these vegetables, so it is exciting to see how they will turn out.

picture of Kids planting seeds

Kids planting seeds

And this is what the Root Viewer looks like. I’ll update this post once our veggies start to grow.

picture of Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer

You can slip down the Sun Shade too, to avoid too much sun exposure.

picture of Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer with Sun Shade

Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer with Sun Shade

My kids had fun putting the kit together and are keeping a close eye on the developments. It won’t be long before we see new signs of life. This is a great educational toy for kids ages 5 and up. Makes the perfect Easter Basket Gift! Get your kids excited about nature, gardening, and eating healthy with this or any of the other Miracle-Gro Kids Gardening Kits.

Buy Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer (Cl0sed)

You can buy the Miracle-Gro Kids Root Viewer  for about $12.99 at retailers nationwide.

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