Plowbox Summer 2018 Gardening Subscription Box Review + Coupon

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PlowBox is a quarterly gardening subscription box from Seattle Seed Co.! Every season you’ll receive organic, seasonally & regionally appropriate seeds; a fun gift and extras; and expert planting advice! The PlowBox quarterly subscription is $45 per season.

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.

My items were wrapped with tissue paper and I must say, the presentation is always simple and neat.

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Everything in the box!

I found a folded brochure that contained a lot of information.

PlowBox sends only organic, non-GMO seeds. No Frankenfood here! I live in the middle of Texas so I received the box for “Hot” climates but there are around 5 different climates to choose from based on where you live.

The note mentions the level of difficulty along with brief growing instructions. I would suggest going to a gardening website for more info on planting.

The seeds were kept in bundles according to their type.

I received three different herbs…

…three different vegetables (or two veg and a fruit)…

…and three different flowers. What a nice variety I received this shipment!

Rusty Floral Frog I think this rustic look is timely since farmhouse style is still very popular.

It fits on a standard mason jar and you can arrange flowers in the openings. You can also use it to hold pens, makeup brushes, paint brushes, etc.

C/S Tea Co. Blueberry & Pomegranate I couldn’t find this tea online, which is a shame because it was delicious.

I appreciated that the steeping instructions were right on the package. What’s missing is the list of ingredients. The flavor was fantastic, no bitterness and just a light, lively berry flavor. This would be amazing served over ice, too. Keep in mind that white tea has caffeine and drink at a time that’s appropriate for you!

Seattle Seed Co. Botanical Greeting Card (one of a set of four sold for $12) The detail and colors of this zinnia are beautiful and it was created from vintage botanical drawings. Blank on the inside and comes with a matching envelope so it can be sent for a variety of occasions. The only problem was that the rusty floral frog was on top of the envelope and it has dirty marks all over it, so I will need to find a different envelope or just use it as is. Placing the card and envelope in a plastic bag (like they do in Etsy shops) would have avoided the staining.

There was a recipe for mint simple syrup, which can be used to make a mojito or to liven up iced tea.

There was a bag that had instructions for making floral ice cubes using dried flowers and herbs. Behind the instructions, I found a small muslin drawstring bag, although there were no instructions that called for the bag.

Inside the plastic bag, I found a variety of mixed dried herbs. Again, there was nothing to say which herbs are in here, but judging by looks, I think it has lavender, chamomile, and calendula at the very least. Something green is in the bottom corner, possibly mint.

So pretty! I would suggest either using the herbs in the muslin bag as a sachet or, if you have no allergies, then I think this would make a relaxing herbal tea. Or use it as a bath soak. The muslin bag will make cleanup easier.

I so look forward to getting my seasonal shipment from PlowBox! It’s not just a box of seeds, they do put some other pretty and enjoyable items in here too. A card is usually sent, and if you have seeds from your own garden then this would make a nice way to share them with a friend. The variety of seeds was also nice, with herbs and flowers getting as much play time as vegetables. I wish there had been a complete list of ingredients for the dried herbs, and I want to know where to get more of that amazing tea, but other than that, I was pretty pleased.

What do you think of this season’s box? Let me know what you’re growing in your garden now! 

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Each Plowbox contains a seasonal and regionally-appropriate selection of certified organic, non-gmo garden seeds. You'll find detailed planting instructions and fun tips from our expert gardeners. Finally, every box includes at least one “goodie” from our selection of unique, useful products related to gardening or the garden lifestyle. Soap, raw honey, garden gloves, things like that. Plowbox makes an excellent gift for the gardener in your life – or an excellent way to get your own garden juices flowing.

Imagine the delight with each new season when Plowbox arrives on your doorstep reminding you to start those indoor tomatoes in January, inviting you to get your hands in the dirt in April, offering master tips for seed-saving in July and introducing new varieties for your winter garden in October.

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