Every month they send all supplies needed to plant seeds in a garden. It’s designed as an educational tool for children, but works for me as a nice twist on subscription boxes. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a thing for plants!
At first blush, it’s a tiny box – no more than 7″ long, 4″ wide, and barely three inches deep.
And yes, I did measure. Well, I measured as well as I measure, which is close enough, right?
The small box is well-designed with a logo and an invitation to grow something beautiful.
Inside there is a packet of non-GMO, organic seeds plus a peat moss pellet and a compost-friendly pot. This month there were seeds for Detroit (Golden) Beets. My apologies for the blurry photo.
The flip side has easy-to-follow growing instructions.
This garden in a box also includes a recipe, so you know what to do with the beets once they’re harvested.
I also received a sticker with the Our Little Roots logo, and a plant marker.
Such a cute idea for a subscription box. There’s an itty bitty garden in every box.
And where did I plant these beet seeds? In that space by the house that’s been such a challenge!
It stays cool in the morning, so I’m hoped it would or beets. I know it’s a little late in the season, but have my fingers crossed. After all, I didn’t put other seeds in the ground until Memorial Day.
Unfortunately, I’m not seeing any seedlings popping out of the ground. Some other beets I planted at the same time are trying to grow, so who knows.
Still, that’s the gamble you take when planting seeds, and there are so many reasons why they might not have sprouted.
It was probably too late in the seasons. Maybe I planted the seeds too deep, or gave too little water, or they had too little sun…
Even with no beets, I’m looking forward to receiving other Our Little Roots boxes over the next six months. What do you think they’ll send in July?