Low-cost garden gift ideas have high impact
By Nick Schultz
I’m not much of a do-it-yourselfer. When visiting craft fairs, I often think, “I could make this.” I don’t, of course, and generally the crafts are sold so inexpensively that it wouldn’t be economical to try.
Gift shopping for gardeners is much the same. Often, you don’t need a great deal of time to make something, you just need a little ingenuity in assembling.
For example, consider combining vegetable, herb or flower seeds for a theme garden. Buy a bag of seed starting mix, divvy it up into quart-sized bags. Buy coco fiber or peat pots, wooden plant markers and a creative container for each of your clever combinations. You’ll have enough for several gifts if you group five or six pots and markers with seeds for a:
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