If you’re looking for a present for someone who is interested in starting gardening, Allotinabox could be the gift you’re looking for.
A Grow Your Own gift box contains a collection of seeds that can be grown in an area as small as a window box. I was sent a ‘Grow all Seasons’ GYO Box. The beautifully presented box contains a variety of seeds and some accessories.
Allotinabox gets top marks for presentation. Wrapped in decorative paper and delivered in a biodegradeable box, the container is as green as the contents.
The seeds in the box were a good selection. Aubergines, Parsley, Rocket, Mange Tout and British Thyme – all of which can be started off on a window ledge.
It’s not just seeds in the box. The pack contains 10 metres of Jute Twine, 5 plant tags, a Herb Grow Wheel that tells you all you need to know about sowing and harvesting fresh home grown herbs and a bar of Handmade ‘Scrubs Up’ soap.
And now the fun begins! My daughters have planted sunflower seeds in the garden but this was a good opportunity to develop that knowledge and get them more involved with gardening. We set about preparing the pots.
The girls helped fill the pots and drop the seeds into the soil. They even named the seeds as they planted them!
Once the seeds begin to grow, we’ll thin them out and put them in a large planter in the garden. The children see the growth of plants as nothing short of magic, which is an accurate description!
This was a Seasonal Grow Your Own box from Allotinabox and retails at £15.99. For £11.99, they also offer a Super Seed Box which is a “brilliant booster pack for any enthusiastic grower, or a leg up for a complete beginner”.
The box would make a charming gift or a useful treat for an urban gardener. (I also like the idea of supporting a growing company like Allotinabox in their worthy endeavours.)