Let Love Grow with MNL Grow Kits

Our wedding day is near, so near that we are a bit frazzled with the details we have yet to finish. One of which is finalizing the giveaways we will hand out to our guests. Since last year, I’ve had a love affair with plants, or planties as I would lovingly refer to it. It all started with a succulent I bought last Mother’s Day and my affair lasted up to this day.



I wanted to include this love for plants in our special day because that is a unique trait of mine that E supports (so much that he buys me planties here and there). I don’t want to giveaway the usual stuff as well. I was also inspired by pinterest pins which showed succulents as wedding favors set up in a desk with the words “Let Love Grow.”

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

We have already a supplier for the succulents but I felt like for the cost there must be an alternative choice available in the market. Lo and behold the MNL Grow Kits. Before fully investing on 50 or more kits, I wanted to do a dry run first. I have the whole month of July to grow plants and see if the MNL Grow Kits are better than succulents as give away.

The Kits

After 3 days of waiting the MNL Grow Kits arrived. I have chosen Basil, Sunflower, and Pepper as my trial kits.



The boxes were easy to handle and looked good already. In terms of personalizing it, we might just have to add a tie and a card saying thank you for our coming and let love grow in their houses with kits.

Unboxing the Kits

Inside each kit was the complete set anybody would need to grow their own plant sans the water spray, plastic cover, and rubber band.

What you see first when you open the box. The warranty:


The instruction guide, seeds, and fertilizer.


Basically with the kit you will have:

  1. Warranty Letter
  2. Planting Guide
  3. Chosen Seeds
  4. Fertilizer
  5. Plant Marker
  6. Coco Husk
  7. Soil


Planting The Seeds

I carefully followed the instructions detailed in the kits and I labeled each one. I will check on it every day to see if there has been any sprouts shooting up. I will do another post to document the whole process of growing the plants.


This is my basil plant, after I completed the first set of instructions ready for germination!13487772_10209603024375133_1361454188_n

Kit Review

So far, I am honestly leaning towards the MNL Grow Kits vs. the succulents. Although succulents are nicer to the eye, it is not that easy to take home and you won’t actually see it grow since it is already planted for you. Our whole concept of let love grow fits perfectly with the kits.

What I like so far with the kits are:

  • Easy to handle
  • Good packaging
  • Carefully laid out instructions
  • Complete planting set
  • Coco Husk – which makes it easier to transfer the plants if needed and the roots grow out vs. ordinary pots
  • Affordable

Cons so far:

  • No readily available plastic and rubber band needed for germination

Overall so far I give the MNL Grow Kits a rating of 4 out of 5.

You can check their site out at:Β http://www.mnlgrowkits.com/ for more info.



  1. Kat says:

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! The MNL grow kits are so cool, I hope your guest have time to grow their own plants. πŸ™‚ Early this year I attended a wedding and the couple had small bamboo plants as giveaways. I think it’s nice that there are now more options for giveaways than the usual trinkets and items for room display.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Agree with you. Before the displays are the norm in giveaways and then cd’s with the couple’s fave songs. Nowadays though there are a lot of alternatives na. πŸ™‚

  2. Rawlins GLAM says:

    I love the idea of the plant. But my hand is what Malay call as ‘tangan panas’ or ‘hot hands’. Somehow, everything I plant manages to die off, even after consistent care. Hehe.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Great to hear that you like the idea! I think you should still give it a try, I heard that it is really easy to make the seeds sprout up because of the coco husk and the soil. πŸ™‚

    • denice.diaz says:

      Yup! It was super easy to follow the instructions they laid out in the guide. Was fun to work on too as well. πŸ™‚

    • denice.diaz says:

      Do still try it out. πŸ™‚ The kits are very well prepared that anyone I think can succeed in planting. πŸ™‚

    • denice.diaz says:

      Will do Yana! I’ll try to post an update after the first week and let you guys see how it goes. Crossing my fingers that little sprouts come up!

  3. Tiffany Lee says:

    This is so interesting! It is very convenient for people who is not good in planting (that’s me LOL) I think I should have one to plant at home haha! gonna try it out!

  4. Kathy Kenny Ngo says:

    It is your wedding so it is your prerogative but you might have guests who are not into succulents. It’s just a thought coz I have encountered weddings who did this and the guests simply threw out the plants.

    • denice.diaz says:

      That’s a great insight Kathy! Really helpful especially because I am not really sure how they will take home the succulents if ever. I was thinking at least for the MNL Grow Kits they can choose which plant they want to grow. πŸ™‚

  5. Me-An Clemente says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Thanks to you I learned about succulents and the MNL Grow kits as great ideas for wedding favors. My parents will have their silver wedding anniversary in December so really these are great ideas. I’m leaning more towards on suggesting the succulents though since not everyone has the time to grow plants. I think MNL Grow kits will be a great gift for close friends and for one’s self.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Thanks Me-An and congratulations to your parents on their upcoming wedding anniversary. πŸ™‚ Plants I think are great alternatives for the usual favors especially since it will give them a constant reminder of the special day they shared with you whenever they tend to the plants. πŸ™‚

  6. Eve says:

    I believe this is a nice wedding souvenir. Very unique and challenging (because you have to grow some plant s). All the best on your wedding day!

  7. Nadj says:

    Yay! Love the idea of “Let Love Grow” wedding favors. And what’s more wonderful is that it will really match your passion. You inspired me to look for a wedding favor that’s unique and will match our personalities. Advance best wishes!

    I hope I’ll say “I do” soon too πŸ™‚

    • denice.diaz says:

      Congrats in advance to you! Wedding favors should really be a reflection of you as a couple, well that is my POV. πŸ˜‰

  8. Roselle Toledo says:

    I don’t have a green thumb. I can’t seem to grow a plant. If I buy a plant, they last for only a month. No matter how hard I try to devote time taking care of the plants, they give up on me.

  9. Rowena Rose Conde says:

    This is nice! I think this kit would be helpful in teaching kids now a days in taking care of our nature.

  10. Nilyn Matugas says:

    Congratulations and good luck on all the wedding planning and preparations! πŸ™‚ wow, this nice, we use to have a little garden at home when we were young. I miss the days when we’d go to our small farm and get all the weeds out.

  11. Carola says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding day! I hope you’ll have an amazing day. I really like the kits. It also seems an incredible gift for a wedding. Love the sybolic ‘Let the love grow’. Very original.

  12. Bettina Bacani says:

    Huge yes to this!! It’s a DIY plant kit with less hassles! I love that you involve guests in the process rather than handing them succulents that will just sit in the corner. I recently acquired a mushroom growing kit, so that was pretty cool too!

    • denice.diaz says:

      How did the mushroom kit go? Did it bloom? πŸ™‚ I really want the guests to have fun with their favors and not just have it sit in a corner. πŸ™‚

  13. Mirriam says:

    I love succulents! Oh, and we have the same kitkat bench right there. Anyhow, I’d love to try this out. I love plants, they help me destress πŸ™‚

  14. Tamshuk says:

    Congratulations on your wedding.
    This is a really nice interesting idea for a giveaway. I have rarely heard of this kind of giveaways. The kits look really good especially with the complete set of instructions.

    • denice.diaz says:

      It really is a great giveaway for guests. I honestly want to buy more kits but I am trying to stop myself. I want to wait first for the first batch to bloom before I get more kits.

  15. Maan says:

    Oh exciting! Those plant kits are an awesome idea. I don’t really have a green thumb but if I receive a grow kit, I’ll be thrilled!

  16. Sonnie says:

    A live plant as wedding give away is new to me, and I find it unique and lovely. But unlike you, I will rather buy plants that are ready to be given away that grow it myself.

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding!

  17. berlin maynigo says:

    I find this little project of yours as a nice way to destress. Ive been trying my luck to grow some herbs and unfortunately, they all died before turning 1 month. I do not know if I should believe that green thumb thing is true but a friend told me to keep on planting. Would like to try those as well. And good luck growing them.


    I like the idea of giving live plants as giveaways. Too cute!

      • Berlin says:

        Went back just to check the progress. Waiting for my own kit. They promised I will get mine this Tuesday. Still none, I hope it will arrive within this week. Didnt ask for the basil, sayang.

        Would love to hear anong nangyari na ha. Ehehe, excited.

  18. Veeyah says:

    I am such a huge fan of packages and DIYs, and this kit looks like the perfect one to indulge myself in. We’re thinking of redecorating the office and making each space unique to each employee, and I’m gonna want something like this in my corner!

    • denice.diaz says:

      That’s so great to hear! πŸ™‚ These kits are soooo inexpensive as well. It’s only Php 170 I think per box. πŸ™‚

    • denice.diaz says:

      You should try looking for one! πŸ™‚ It is great to keep in the office to have fresh greens. πŸ™‚

  19. Sharon Lee says:

    I think I will be a headache thinking what to giveaway! This idea is so cool and we can let the guest to actually grow the plants when they are back home. This is buy from outside Malaysia? how much it cost per box.

  20. Jerzee Benavente says:

    Oh wow! Best wishes! It’s a really nice giveaway you have there. Nakakatuwa that you have everything you need to plant in a small box. Well, exept fot the plastic and rubber band, but it’s perfectly fine.

    • denice.diaz says:

      Thank you! Yeah, great that they set up everything already in the box sana complete na with the rubber band and plastic.

  21. ROBERT LEE says:

    This is a great starter for you, and yes, it is different if you watch it grow from seed. You will still need to transfer them for them to grow to the optimal size though. Congratulations on your new adventure as a farmer! LOL!

    • denice.diaz says:

      Thanks Robert! Actually the coco husks expand so I can transfer when they are fully grown already. πŸ™‚

  22. Nimi Popat says:

    Congratulations on your wedding. I cam imagine the feelings. I just have 2months left for my wedding and I am completely freaking out. These grow kits sounds so amazing. So are a genius for thinking so much out of the box. I would order one for myself. Thanks for sharing !!!

    • denice.diaz says:

      I am trying to take it one to do at a time πŸ™‚ Let me know how it goes for the box and your wedding! πŸ™‚

  23. Stella the Travelerette says:

    That’s great that you have a green thumb! I have no talent with plants. I think your succulents look very pretty. However the MNL grow kits seem more useful because you can use the plants like basil in cooking!

  24. retlyn says:

    Love your plants! My succulent looks like it’s dying, i really don’t know why but do you have any idea? hoho btw those kits looks really cute, I think I might avail one soon hihi

  25. sayaiday says:

    congratulations on your upcoming wedding, my mom loves the sunflower, plan to get for her. For me, I will buy pepper and tomatoes. Organic vegie for my kitchen. Hehehe

  26. Sabine says:

    I used to love doing this at school. We put seeds in a small cup and started growing plants. At home I did it too with my mom. A lot of kids like to see the miracle of growing plants happen!

  27. David Elliott says:

    I am curious to see how these plants turn out in the long run. I have had difficulty with herbs sometimes. I really do love basil and am curious to see how this turns out.

  28. Blair villanueva says:

    Wow these are so good! I also bought a planter kit for my little sister to teach her planting. So far she is liking it.

  29. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love having herbs and veggies in my garden and this would be awesome. I think it’s nice to start with these if you’re planning to grow herbs.

  30. Ravi says:

    Congrats and best wishes for your upcoming wedding. On a side note about the herbs your mentioned are all are seriously made to keep you healthy and have several anti-inflammatory properties..

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