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!
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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
Good to Know: Our Little Roots has revamped their product a bit since the last time we reviewed it. 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.
This month they've sent us Calibrese Broccoli. It's the perfect time of year to start our broccoli! Excellent choice. The reverse of the card has information about Our Little Roots social media.
They also sent this information card with facts about our plant plus some vegetable preparation and serving suggestions.
The reverse side of the info card has planting instructions. I am so thrilled to see instructions in this box! These instructions are nicely illustrated and could be read easily by my eight-year-old.
Here is the seed packet, along with a little stake to write the name of the plant. They also included a sticker.
To start the plants, Our Little Roots included some soil and some biodegradable starter pots. We can break these pots up and put them right in the ground so we don't have to disturb the roots of the broccoli when we transplant it outside. Nice!
Verdict: When I reviewed Our Little Roots last fall, they had some issues, and I am happy to say that they have corrected every single one that I pointed out! They also seem to have adopted every suggestion I made, which is wonderful! The materials are perfect, it's the right time to start broccoli, and there's no question what everything is for. The directions are clear and easy to follow. This is a brilliant way to start your child with gardening in small steps and manageable quantity. I love the changes they have made, and I think this is a great service for families.
What do you think of Our Little Roots?