If someone you love is ready to get into gardening or ready to expand his or her gardening efforts, you can’t go wrong with these ideas.

  • A pile of organic garden soil, compost or mulch. Seriously, it’s on the real gardener’s wish list.seed catalog
  • Compost bin. It’s time to put all those kitchen peels and scraps to good use.
  • Raised beds. Consider making them yourself or finding someone locally to do so. The standing beds make it easier to garden for those who may have a hard time kneeling; consider it a raised bed on legs.
  • Good resources like seed catalogs and gardening books. Order the Whole Seed Catalog from Baker Heirloom Seeds (it’s a marvel to behold) along with some seed packets of vegetables for your gift recipient to try in a spring garden. Another helpful resource, especially for beginners, is “Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens” by Barbara Pleasant.
  • A gift certificate to a local garden center or nursery so your gift recipient can pick out his or her own garden tools, plants or containers.