Growing Vegetable Gift Gardens for Holiday Giving

Now is the time to plant garden gifts for the holidays .                              

Begin now and by Christmas Day your gift will have sprouted into a pot full of vegetable plants (lettuce, radishes, carrots, etc.). This decorative gift will grow throughout winter offering a  small harvest of fresh garden vegetables.                                                                                                                        

Here is how we made our Holiday Gift Garden:

  • Use a clean clay pot that is at least 1 quart or bigger.
  • Cover drainage hole in pot with a stone, wood chip, bottle cap, etc.
  • Fill clay pot (up to 1 inch from rim) with a rich blend of top soil & compost.
  • Plant carrot seeds within a two-inch circle in pot’s center .
  • Plant lettuce, spinach, radish & mesculah seeds around carrot seeds to pot’s edge.
  • Cover seeds lightly with a thin layer of top soil.
  • Using a mist bottle, mist with water until the soil is completely wet.
  • Move to a sunny window spot and mist twice a day mornings & evenings.
  • Thin seedlings after one month allowing other plants space to grow up.
  • Continue watering as needed keeping soil moist but not wet.
  • Tie a big ribbon of cord, twine, up-cyled cloth, etc. around the clay pot.
  • Be sure to write and attach a small card with vegetable names and care instructions.

Share your passion for gardening by growing your gifts this holiday season. Your family and friends will appreciate a vegetable garden in the middle of winter.

Thank you for sharing!  –  Jabbear

 

 A simply green  garden gift  for family  &  friends.                          

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2 comments

  1. What a great idea 🙂 I would love to get a present that keeps on giving…ha ha ha or I should say Ho Ho Ho! 🙂 I’m adding this to my wish list for the Holidays!

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