DIY Dish Garden | The Gro Project

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It’s gardening season! Today I thought I’d share a fun and easy indoor garden project, my DIY Dish Garden.  I’m so super excited how it turned out too.

Easy DIY Dish GardenWhether we’re planting our herbs, fruits and vegetables or flowers, we’re ready to head to the local nursery and get planting. So, what garden projects have you been working on? I’ve seen all kinds of them around the web lately.  Miracle-Gro recently challenged some bloggers to participate in the The Gro Project and share a super easy and inexpensive garden project. Why? Well, because garden projects don’t have to be hard or complicated. Some can be easy and fun. Here’s the proof. I’m officially in {love} with this little guy and I think it took me approximately 10-15 minutes! Yay!

So, let’s grab a few supplies. You’ll need potting soil, succulents and a dish. Yes, it’s that easy {wink}.  A recommended indoor/container potting mix is Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Potting Mix.  If you’re planting in-ground, try the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit.  Alrighty, let’s do this! Ready?

Supplies for DIY Dish GardenInexpensive Dish GardenWhen I decided to put together my little dish garden, my first stop was Goodwill in hopes of finding the perfect dish. I picked up this little crock (it has a lid too) for all of $1.00.  I picked up my other supplies at Lowe’s.  I placed a small bit of potting soil in the bottom, added my succulents (Elephant Bush and Golden Sedum) and packed in additional potting soil around each of the plants.  To finish up, I gave them a bit of watering. In a matter of minutes, this beauty came into fruition.

dish gardenFeeling inspired? Stop by The Gro Project — it’s a great resource and has some fun garden projects for you to browse through. You can also follow the Miracle-Gro Pinterest page and check it out as a forum for gardeners who come together and share gardening stories.  Visit with Miracle-Gro online to access their extensive library of articles and videos that are packed full of expert gardening tips for beginners and professionals alike.  It’s a fabulous resource!

Happy Gardening!  Let’s Gro.

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  1. says

    I have been wanting to plant some succulents. I love how you can make them look elegant, rustic or fun (and more) depending on the pot you choose. With that said, what really caught my attention when I saw this pinned on Pinterest was that cool wood number two. LOL Did you make that? It would be awesome to piece together some numbers for display on my built-ins. I’d love more info on where you bought it (if it’s something manufactured/sold) or if you made it, a tutorial/DIY. Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Leslie! Thanks so much for stopping by! The number two is from a vintage set of letters and numbers I bought from an Etsy shop. I wish I could say I made it. Who knows? You may have inspired an experiment for a potential post :)

  2. says

    When I was growing up my mother owned a florist shop. I used to make dish gardens all the time for her but I haven’t even thought about one in years! Thanks so much for reminding me how easy they are to make and keep growing. I’m going to have one in my house as soon as I can get to Lowe’s.

  3. says

    I LOVE this! Not only is it pretty, but you make it so easy to put together for a non-gardener like myself. How often do you have to water the succulents? I’m totally going on a hunt for a cheap planter at Goodwill! Thanks for sharing! Kristin

  4. says

    I’m loving this! I can’t garden at all, but you make this look so easy and it definitely looks like something I can handle! I’m totally going on the hunt for a flower pot at Goodwill. Thanks for sharing! Do you know how often you have to water succulents? Kristin

  5. says

    I simply LOVE old unique dishes! This would be such a fun way to show off some of my finds! Adding succulents to my shopping list! 😀

  6. says

    I love using Miracle Gro, it makes such a huge difference in my plants and flowers. I love your dish and I think it’s time to go succulent shopping!!

    xo, Tanya


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