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Urban Organic Gardener Subscription Box Review – June 2016

Anna Rodriguez
ByAnna RodriguezJul 19, 2016 | 7 comments


Urban Organic Gardener
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Urban Organic Gardener is a subscription service for people like myself, who have a vegetable garden in the city. I love growing my own organic vegetables, and I am seeing more and more of my neighbors taking advantage of Georgia's long growing season to install vegetable gardens of their own!

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The Subscription Box: Urban Organic Gardener

The Cost: $10 + $1.95 shipping = $11.95 per month

COUPON: Use code GROWSOMETHINGGREEN to get your first box free! (pay $1.95 for shipping)

The Products: A curated box of 100% organic, non-GMO, raw, untreated seeds and supplies selected for your grow zone

Ships to: US only

Check out the Eco Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Urban Organic Gardener to your subscription list or wishlist!



This is the information card that came in my package, describing the seeds that were chosen for me. There are some basic instructions on how to plant each one.


Aside from the seeds, my package contained some row markers, a tablespoon of epsom salt, and some soil pellets.


My first seed packet contained provider beans, which is a bush bean. I've never tried a bush bean before, but some space just cleared up in my garden from some greens I finally chopped to uselessness, so I think I will give these a try.


The next packet contained 10 lemon cucumber seeds. I have grown these before, and they are fun to watch growing. The only problem is that my family doesn't like cucumbers, so I will probably pass these on to my neighbor.


The next seed packet contained 20 red burgundy okra seeds. I have never seen anyone plant okra in a small city garden before. I remember my Dad grew it when we were kids, and the okra bushes grow to be enormous. I don't think we like okra enough to plant these.


The next seed packet had about ten black beauty squash seeds in it. Yes! This is perfect! My zucchini started dying off recently, so it's time to plant another squash.


Although, there's nothing saying that pumpkins couldn't be that new squash... There's just enough time between now and Halloween to try and grow a few of these small sugar pumpkins. I might have to give it a try.

VerdictUrban Organic Gardener is a pretty fun way to get some new seeds that appear to be high quality. In terms of value, you could easily buy five times as many seeds for this price, but I guess the whole point is that if you live in the city, you probably don't need five times as many seeds. I think the customization is a great idea! I actually think Urban Organic Gardener is almost there in terms of being totally worth the $12 per month, for me anyway, but I'd like to see just a little more in the way of planting instruction and demonstration.

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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.

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Heather B

I tried this subscription out for a couple months and liked it ok. HOWEVER, when I went to cancel (which can only be done via email, which I dislike), I waited days for a reply and only received one after i tweeted them (!) and sent a second (curt) email. Their response was a simple ‘we’ve cancelled your subscription’. My concern now is that I’ve already paid for the next box and they are no longer replying to my emails about either a refund or receiving the next box (I don’t care which, I just want to make sure I’m not paying for nothing).
In summary: BUYER BEWARE. Their customer service needs some work.

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I like the concept! I’ll keep my eye on this subscription, but I already have a problem buying more seeds than I can possibly plant

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Try the red okra. It is sooo much better tasting than the green. Don’t let it get too long before you pick it. My whole family love to eat it raw when it is small and super tender. It will turn green when you cook it. The red pods are a lot thinner than the green. Also it is a very pretty plant in you garden.

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Oooo maybe I will Patricia!

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Wow. I love this concept. At my current apartment, I do not have a place to grow anything, but I really hope this box still exists when I move. I might have to give this box as a gift subscription. Very cool.

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When you fill out your profile, there’s an option for indoor and container!

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Wow! Super excited to try this one out with that amazing deal!!

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