Books, Tools, Especially for Kids, Gadgets, and Just for Fun!
Gardening gifts in December? you say. ABSOLUTELY! The wind may be blasting and the wind chill may be dropping, the snow may be flying: but that gardener is certainly thinking about next years garden! January is typically when I spend oodles of time thumbing through catalogs, building up huge lists of varieties I want to try (that I will have to narrow down in February) and planning out space for each vegetable in my graph paper garden.
So, certainly it is a good time for gifts that speak of dirt and seeds and sunshine for any gardener!
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To help plan that garden, and to acquire new ideas:
Square Foot gardening is a great read with a lot of good ideas. And charts. Charts of how much space each vegetable needs (minimum) and charts of germination rates!
Pest control is an idea that can be frightening. And it is a lifelong learning process
A garden journal is so helpful; to see what you planted where last year, to see when you planted, to see how each variety produced. One thinks they will surely remember in the heat of the battle, but this is not so! Don’t ask how I know. . .This one is posh enough to make you want to write in it!
Rodale’s is a classic.
On my own wish list. If your gardener dreams of Permaculture, this is sure to please!
This is a good one for when to plant what. . .
The ultimate in companion planting . . .
Ruth Stout is a hoot! And her simple, no work methods work!
Baker creek is our go to for seeds, their book is good, too.
Chelsea Green Publishing – the leading publisher of sustainable living books since 1985.
This little hand held tool is by far the most used tool we have! We’re always looking for it, because someone is always using it!
And this one is top of the line . . .
Gotta love these!
For pulling weeds, these would be priceless!
Multi Purpose pruners are a must !
A place to put everything you might need AND to stuff all those trimmings to take to the chickens!
to carry in that bountiful harvest. In style.
Boots for the gals!
. . . and the men
What a classy watering can!
For the Kids
I know my 3 year old would love to work with this! It’s just her size, too!
I know my ten year old has been itching to grow some mushroom!
Here’s a gift that will keep on giving! My kids love to haul stuff, but a wheelbarrow can be challenging. Kids can do real, meaningful work with these.
Melissa and Doug! for gardening kids
Love, Love, Love these!
A good set for littler hands
And even littler hands!
Our kids have gotten SO MUCH use out of these!
Essential for slogging about the garden in the spring
garden games for when the cold is blowing outside!
permaculture playing cards
just for fun
Plant identification, in the seed tray, or on the ground
nice, little stakes with a wide space for writing those heirloom names! and lots of them 🙂
I purchased these a few years ago and they are still in good working order! You can paint them for very pretty, or cool garden identification. . . or just leave them as they are. They look good, and last throughout several seasons!
A whole foot tall!
Once your plants become monsters an ID tag is hard to find! You won’t be crawling around on your hands and knees looking for these puppies! 24 inches tall, you can see them at a glance!
50 of these, a whole 10″! great for seedling ID or in the garden for smaller crops!
These are super nice!
This soil tester is handy
cute little sign for the person with an ornery streak!
garden lights! for the parties, you know!
Glow in the dark pebbles!
A gift card!
Woohoo! There are a lot of ideas here! I hope you found something for that gardener on your list!