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
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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.
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.
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.
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?