Gift Ideas for Container Gardeners


So, we all know it’s Black Friday, and there is also Cyber Monday for dot com businesses. So I thought I would throw out a few gift ideas for container gardeners, in case you have one or two on your holiday gift list (and no, I am not begging for gifts here!).

  • A subscription to a Community Supported Agriculture program. Not everyone can or wants to grow their own food. With a CSA subscription, your loved one gets a box full of fresh produce each week and your gift supports a small family farm. Rising food costs and corporate farms squeezing out family farms makes this gift a win-win no brainer. Here is a list of West Coast CSA programs, if you know of CSAs in other areas, please post them in the comments.
  • Books. Gardeners can skip a lot of trial and error with a well written gardening book or two. If the recipient grows or wants to grow their own edibles, I can’t recommend Bountiful Container enough. It is the go-to resource for growing edible plants in pots.
  • Fun Gadgets or Tools. If the person you have in mind really likes growing tomatoes, or might like to try, the Upside-Down Tomato Planter is a fun thing to try and great for small space gardeners. Another fun thing for gardeners to try, especially those who are just getting in to gardening or who have just moved into a new place, is SunCalc, which tells its user how much sunlight a particular spot gets. You can’t go wrong with a nice set of pruners (Felco is a good brand) or tools. And a gift certificate to a local nursery is sure to be appreciated.
  • Red Envelope. There are also great container plants and projects available through Red Envelope.

Other good ideas can be found at Fine Gardening Magazine’s blog, The Dirt. Oh, and Territorial Seed has a gift basket made up of vegetable seeds for an urban gardener.

What’s on your wishlist this year?

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