PlowBox is a quarterly gardening subscription box by Seattle Seed Co.! Every season you’ll receive organic, seasonally, and regionally appropriate seeds, a fun gift and extras, and expert planting advice! I’m reviewing the PlowBox Classic quarterly subscription ($45 a season) but you can also choose PlowBox Green (for microgreens, $14.95 a month) or a one-time gift box of goodies.
Each Plowbox contains 5-10 packs of certified organic, non-gmo seeds, appropriate for that season and your climate. In addition, each box contains planting instructions, tips and a relevant recipe to help you get started with confidence. Finally, every box contains gifts from our selection of unique, useful products and partner brands. PlowBox is an investment into a healthy lifestyle, and it also makes an excellent gift for the gardener in your life.
DEAL: Save 20% on your first box! Use coupon code TRYPLOWBOX.
I thought the box itself was cute – it had a faux-wood look and brown tissue paper for packing. There are 5 different climates to choose from and I am reviewing the “Hot” selection. Keep in mind that your seeds and products may vary!
Everything in the box!
I received a card announcing the season of my box along with a recipe card which stars broccoli, one of the seed packets that I received!
There was a fold-out paper that tells about my seeds.
PlowBox sends only organic, non-gmo seeds. No Frankenfood here!
The note mentions the level of difficulty along with a note about each seed.
I received 7 different varieties of seeds. I am already imagining the salads, side dishes, and snacking possibilities!
The seeds were in brown paper packets with the Seattle Seed Co. logo on the front. You can purchase additional seed packs for $3.25 each online ($22.75 in seeds are in this box.)
Growing instructions were listed on the back side of the pack.
I also received a Reusable Cotton Produce Bag ($12.95) which had a very informative hang tag.
The bag is made of 100% cotton muslin for breathability plus it can be washed and reused over and over again. I recently went to an aquarium that showed a plastic bag in water in one container, and a jellyfish in the other. To a sea turtle (and most of the aquarium visitors) they look very similar.
I LOVE this card ($5?). I hear Munchkins singing the words in my head now. I couldn’t find this card online but it is really cute and simple.
I think they have had problems with this item before because it was wrapped really well, yet it still managed to leak a little in the box.
Lavender Water ($7.95) has only three ingredients – water, lavender essential oil, and witch hazel. You can spritz it on pillows, your face, a yoga mat, or up into the air for a nice hint of scent.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first PlowBox! It had a value of around $48.65, but more than that, I loved the products! I’m looking forward to cleaning all the dead plants out (it has been rather hot and dry this summer) and get to planting my fall and winter garden. My husband and I enjoy working on our small garden, plus we compost and use reusable bags so this box and its natural items fit right up our alley. If you like to garden and like natural products and minimal packaging (me, me!) then check out PlowBox and get to tilling!