Herb and Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Gifting? Heck yes!

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As a steward of the earth, I’m busy digging in the dirt all year long. You’ll find many farmers and gardeners keep year ’round indoor and outdoor gardens. This makes giving herb and vegetable seeds for Christmas a wonderful present idea. And an environmentally friendly one, too!

Your herb and/or vegetable seed gift can be tailored to the individual. Just pick a few of their favorites. Add a new set of gardening gloves and boom! You have a super handy gift they’ll love.

Herb and Vegetable Seeds for Christmas Gifting? Heck yes!

Why give herb and vegetable seeds for Christmas?

Seeds are a simple, thoughtful and environmentally friendly gift. Giving a present of seeds is to give somebody the opportunity and satisfaction of producing their own food.

Growing vegetables is an ancient and rewarding pastime which relieves the stress of modern living. It is a joy to follow the seed as it first germinates to the time it grows into a lush plant.

Freshly picked, home grown vegetables and herbs are second to none in the kitchen. The gift of seeds can be tailored to any budget. It’s easy to slip a packet of seeds in a Christmas card, too, for a lovely surprise.

Seeds make a fantastic present at any time of year but Christmas is especially good. It gives the gardener time to plan where to plant the seeds and to prepare the soil, if needed.

Tailoring The Gift To The Person

With a little thought this gift can be tailored to the individuals gardening abilities.

If the recipient does not have a garden then choose seeds suitable for a window box or indoor pot. Many herbs grow well this way and are useful in the kitchen. They are simple to grow and suitable for people who are new to gardening.

All of the following grow very well indoors:

  • basil
  • chervil
  • chives
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • tarragon
  • and thyme.

For people with a yard, patio or roof garden, seeds can be grown in containers and still give a good yield. Tomatoes, lettuce, beetroot, dwarf French beans and spring onions are good container vegetables.

For the person with a bigger garden, squash plants look fantastic and are easy to grow and cook. They come in many fascinating varieties. Look for the traditional Cinderella pumpkin or interesting Spaghetti Squash.

Give Seeds As A Christmas Gift

If your gift recipient likes to experiment, step outside the “seed box”. Gift them seeds for plants they haven’t grown yet. Place them in a colorful planter, pop a bow on the outside and you’ll have an unexpected gift that is sure to charm!

For the experienced vegetable gardener, consider giving them something new to try. Okra and globe artichoke have the most beautiful flowers. They’re also delicious to eat.

Loofah plants are an interesting talking point in the garden. Consider giving heirloom seeds. These are old, and sometimes rare, varieties. The gardener will see the plant through it’s full life-cycle from seed back to seed again, and use the new seeds the following year. It’s the gift that keeps giving and giving and giving some more!


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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