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Our Little Roots Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Apr 2016

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Our Little Roots is a subscription service that helps you introduce gardening to your children. We have a working vegetable garden, but I’ve been reluctant in the past to get the kids involved. I love the idea of helping them start their own garden!

This box was sent to us for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Our Little Roots

The Cost: $11.95 per month with discounts for longer commitments

COUPON: Save 25% off your first month-to-month box with code FIRSTROOT!

The Products: A monthly pack of organic, non-GMO seeds to plant, along with everything you need to start the plants in your indoor or outdoor garden

Ships to: US

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Good to Know: Our Little Roots has revamped their product a bit since we reviewed it last fall. Now instead of choosing the type of seeds you would like, you fill out a short questionnaire about your level of experience, where the garden will be, and how much sunlight you get, and Our Little Roots selects the seeds for you.

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This month they’ve sent us the Blue Lake Bean. It’s the perfect time of year to start these heat-loving green beans! Excellent choice, and there’s plenty of time for them to grow to maturity this summer.

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These two cards were included this month. The card on the left has directions on how to grow these beans. On the reverse side is some other key information about them, such as time to maturity. The card on the right has a recipe on the reverse for green beans with lemon vinaigrette. Yum! I also want to note that both cards are definitely easy enough for my eight-year-old to read and follow the instructions.

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To start our green beans, Our Little Roots included a little plastic pot and a soil tablet for the growing medium. Supposedly fertilizer is not needed with this tablet, so that’s nice. I do wish they had sent a peat pot instead of plastic, though.

Verdict: I am a little disappointed with the plastic growing container that was sent this month. I don’t like the idea of plastics growing into our foods, plus peat is just so much easier to transplant. Other than that, I think this month’s box was excellent. It’s a great choice of seed to start this month, and beans are a lot of fun for kids to watch as they grow. Plus we love to eat them!

What do you think of Our Little Roots?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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