When it comes to gardening, I have a relative black thumb. Seriously. Everything tends to die. Perhaps it’s the fact that I forget to water things that causes them to meet their demise. Or the fact that our subdivision developers thought it would be a grand idea to haul out the good dirt, add a bed of rock, and then cover with just six inches of mediocre soil. I seriously only hae a 2 foot by 4 foot area that ever grows much of anything if I want to plant. I built some raised beds to garden in, but I’ve been too busy raising a baby to even get the dirt to go in them. Sigh. Anyway, this year, I decided to try my hand at planting some non-gmo popcorn seeds, which I received from a campaign from Angie’s Boomchickapop. The “Grow Some Boom” campaign is an effort to educate people on where their food comes from, and grow a good-for-you snack from the ground up…in this case, popcorn! I figured it’d be a neat project for the kids and I to try, and well, if it didn’t grow I’d blame it on
the kids my black thumb or our terrible soil.
Of course, after we planted the seeds, we had to water them. The kids really enjoyed that, and then someone decided to water his sister. A full scale water war ensued. Fun times.
Angies Boomchickapop also has fabulous popcorn snacks for the family. We enjoyed some after planting our seeds. My favorite flavor was the Salted Caramel, which I had to fight my 5yo over.
It really is uncommonly good!
I love that Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP® is non-GMO and gluten-free! I can give my kids kettle corn, or popcorn in a variety of flavors (including Sweet & Salty, Lightly Sweet, White Cheddar, and Caramel & Cheddar), and feel good about it. Angie’s is distributed to 50 states and found in locations that include Costco, Target, Super Target, Whole Foods and regional grocery stores nationally, as well as in co-ops, health food stores or ordered online. Our local Target carries it, which is a big help for keeping it on OUR shelves!
Oh, what happened with our popcorn seeds, you ask?
Imagine my surprise and amazement that we actually have corn plants growing in our backyard. I can’t wait until we can harvest them for our own snacking pleasure!
I suppose I have to give the kids all the credit for the success of the plants thus far, since I fully intended to give them all the blame if they failed. LOL
What have you planted lately?