How often will I receive my subscription delivery?
You will receive four shipments per year-- early spring, spring, summer, and fall. Each box will contain varieties that are optimized for that season. As a result, the delivery schedule will vary based off where you live. Early spring boxes in the Southern United States will deliver earlier than for those of you in the Northern United States. We constantly monitor the regional weather and will deliver when it's best for your area, so you don't need to worry about it.
How many plants are in my shipment?
With each shipment there are 10 plants for the herb subscription, 30 plants for the veggie garden subscription, and 60 plants for the large veggie garden subscription.
Can I pick which plants you send me?
Not at this time. This is because our Seed Gurus work hard to maximize the amount of produce that your garden will give you by giving you the right type and variety at the right time of the year. We figure that more than wanting a pink, or a red, or a yellow tomato, you just want a tomato that grows, and grows really well. So that's what we work hard to figure out and send you. However, we do really want to make sure you're enjoying what you're getting so please let us know how we're doing by CLICKING HERE TO GIVE US FEEDBACK.
What kind of varieties will you send me?
This is the fun part! We've done tons of market research to find out what varieties grow well when and where. Additionally, we've spent time digging into what people really love to eat (and which of those can be easily grown) based off of statistics, USDA data, and market research. We then tailor our boxes based off of this information in combination with the feedback that you send us (PLEASE GIVE US MORE FEEDBACK HERE). This equates to a really great box that's custom made for your location, time of the year, and ideally, taste! For the herb subscriptions, these can include types such as cilantro, dill, basil, parsley, thyme, chives, etc. For the veggie subscriptions, the boxes can include types such as tomato, lettuce, arugula, jalapenos, bell peppers, broccoli/ broccolini, basil, cilantro, bunching onion/ chives, cilantro, cabbage, artichoke, beans, peas... you get the idea. We're here to make your garden fun, delicious, and as easy as possible.
What else do I need to do?
Your Leaf'd Box is developed to bring you the best varieties at the perfect time of the year given where you live. You'll still need to plant them, water them, take care of those pesky pests if you have any, pick the produce before your kids eat it all, and enjoy delicious homegrown food, but we do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you.
When should I see results?
Your Leaf'd Box is developed to bring you the best varieties at the perfect time of the year given where you live. You'll still need to plant them, water them, take care of those pesky pests, pick the produce before your kids eat it all, and enjoy delicious homegrown food, but we do all we can to make it as easy as possible. We've cut out 4-12 weeks of growing by sending you plantlings instead of seed. It typically takes about 4-8 more weeks until most items start producing edible fruit, so you should be getting your harvests coming in 1-2 months after the first box of the season. We'll keep sending you the right items at the right time so you'll have new delicious vegetables starting to be harvested right when the previous ones are being finished. To see more about the specifics of any given type, please click HERE.
What else do you send me?
Each shipment comes with a Zine (a mini magazine) that explains all the basics of what you need to know to have success. We also send out periodic tips and tricks to help you throughout the growing season.
What else do your recommend?
Where can I plant?
We recommend the herb subscription for indoor (window) or outdoor gardens, and the vegetable subscriptions for outdoor gardens. Where you plant in those areas is completely up to you! We have customers plant in all types of gardens. From planter boxes, to pots, to vertical gardens, to just straight in the dirt-- wherever herbs and veggies can grow, there you can plant our plantlings. Click here for some inspiration and tips on where to plant and how to prepare.
Who is Leaf'd Box for?
We're on a mission to make growing your own food simple enough that everyone can do it. We believe in eating fresh and setting up future generations to make smart food choices.
Leaf'd Box ISN'T for you if:
- You're a professional home gardener who wants to pick a pink instead of a black tomato (yes, those do exist!).
- You want to put a plant in the ground and come back two months later to find the fresh veggie section of your local super market magically appearing in your back yard (some work is required, such as watering...).
Leaf'd Box IS for you if:
- You'd love to garden, you just don't seem to have the time or can't quite figure out where to start.
- You want to eat fresh homegrown food without having to go through all the details of figuring out what to plant and when.
- You want to save money and time compared to having to shop around for veggie plants at a nearby large department home gardening store.
How do my plants ship?
We've designed a proprietary packaging solution that makes sure your plants are delivered fast and fresh. The plants are packaged in eco-friendly recyclable trays that hold in the root moisture while keeping your plants safe and secure. We ship out your plants the same day they're packed and make sure that they'll arrive at your door within two days of shipping, no matter where you are in the USA!
Are your plugs Organic?
While our plugs are not yet certified organic (we hope to get that soon!), we do use organic products everywhere we can including our natural, organic substrate and our organic fertilizer and pest control.
What are they grown in?
Leaf'd Box plants are grown in a proprietary organic substrate that was purposefully developed to allow for fast growing roots, optimal moisture retention, and great shipping ability. It's like soil, but better! The substrate is a mix of natural and organic peat (moss), coir (coconut fiber), a natural foaming binder agent, and probiotics. They are pH balanced, antimicrobial, and are perfect for giving your plants a jump start as they grow into your garden.
How big are the plants I'll get?
The plants you will receive are the same size that professional growers use for growing commercial productions. They're the perfect size to make sure we're not shipping extra dirt and materials (to minimize our carbon footprint), while also being big enough that they are healthy and can grow into full size plants quickly (saving a month or more compared to if you were to plant seeds). The actual size varies depending on the type, but plants and roots are typically around 4-6" in total length and have been growing in in our plant houses for around 4-8 weeks.
How much work is this?
To be honest-- gardening is some work. You need to do things like make sure that the plants have water and check to see if there's insects that are trying to get to your veggies before you do. However, the good news is we take as much of the work out of it as is humanly possible. One of the most challenging parts is figuring out what to plant and when. There's a ton of details behind this, and we sort it all out-- from what varieties work at what part of the season, to how many tomatoes compared to lettuce you can plant (because tomato plants are bigger than lettuce plants). We send you easy to understand and follow guides, as well as tips and tricks (even a few recipes!) throughout the seasons to help make sure you have your Easiest Garden Ever!
Can I skip a shipment?
Since we plan out the whole year's worth of growing for your garden and ship based off of the season, we're not currently able to skip shipments/ seasons. If you're interested in this being an option, please let us know by CLICKING HERE TO GIVE US FEEDBACK.
How much does it cost and what does billing look like?
We're a gardening service. We provide you the plants you need when you need them, but it doesn't stop there. We also give you the tips, tricks, and learning tools that you need (when you need them) to make sure you have your Easiest Garden Ever. We're based on an annual production plan, which means, we plan for what you can grow and when you can grow it, making sure you maximize what your garden can produce for you. Yet, we realize that paying for a whole year upfront could be a hindrance for some people and since we want as many people to enjoy gardening as possible, we also allow for monthly billing (with a three month minimum). The actual price depends on the subscription you select.
How much is shipping?
Our goal is to make sure your plants are delivered within two days of them being packaged no mater where you are in the USA.
Most items have free shipping. If you select a product or subscription without free shipping, the total shipping cost will appear at checkout and will be based off of the package size and your location.
Where do you ship?
The state and federal agricultural agencies do a great job making sure American agriculture is world leading and cutting edge. However, that does make it tricky to ship plants. Each state has its own laws and regulations, and generally speaking, it is really tricky to ship to different states.
But don't fear! We've been shipping and exporting plants and seeds for over a decade now-- we're experts at it. And we do everything the proper way, without going under the table (because who really wants under the table plants???). We have all sorts of permits and compliance agreements to make sure the plants we're shipping you are safe, healthy, and great for not only you, but also for the local agriculture industry.
Each subscription description details where we're able to ship, and has a signup form to let us know if you'd like us to let you know when it is available in your area (if it isn't already).
How can I cancel my subscription?
Just head to your account page on this site and click the button that says Cancel Subscription. You can also click the link in your signup email from ReCharge to cancel or modify your subscription at any time. Our team is also always available to help you with subscription questions. Please visit the Contact Us page to submit your question or request.
Can I give this as a gift?
Of course! There are many of our customers who subscribe for themselves, and then love it so much that they land up gifting a year to their family and friends! Just select what you want to gift by CLICKING HERE.
How can I sign up?
It's easy! Just select the type of subscription you want and enter in your information by CLICKING HERE.