Are you browsing through gifts for your friendly, neighborhood organic gardener? Why not? They shared all that zucchini with you last year, remember? So, from pricey to dollar store, common to unusual, here’s what organic gardeners would like for Christmas this year. Chances are, your favorite organic gardeners may have the same sugar plums dancing in their heads.
A rototiller would be awesome, thank you!
Every year, most gardeners rent a rototiller to break up the soil. Sometimes, they do it late because someone forgets how early crops need to planted. This year for Christmas, if you really love your favorite gardener, please put a pretty red bow around the biggest, toughest rototiller you can find. They will repay you in produce, since their garden is likely to be more prolific if they actually get it started on time.
A garden gadget or two is always welcome.
Many of us love those “As Seen on TV” things. Sure, they work (sometimes). We’ve tried most of them. Right now, some of us have our eyes on that crazy shrinking hose thing. Gardeners hate kinks! Skip that rotating spiked weeder on a stick. It sucks. Just goes to show you, don’t believe everything you see in a demo video.
Please get gardeners anything that makes gardening easier.
Gardening is hard work. Gardeners need all the help they can get. You don’t even have to buy anything. Will you work the garden for food? If you’re feeling lazy, though, just head for any home improvement store. An organic gardener can never have too many hoes, shovels or bottles of earth friendly pesticide. Smaller budget? The dollar store sells hand gardening tools.
How about a load of compost?
Every year, gardeners can get free compost from businesses if they know where to look. They can also make their own. For some reason, it’s never enough. Veggies are hungry! So, if you have a truck, don’t offer to move gardeners. Just head on over to your local landscaping materials center and fill that baby up with the good stuff. Heck, you can dump it right smack on their front lawns. It’s dual purpose that way.
Every organic gardener loves GMO free seeds.
The problem is, not everyone knows where to get them. Confused about what seeds your favorite gardener might like? Just buy an assortment. Got an organic gardening fanatic who’s trying to survive the apocalypse? Check out the Mega seed bank assortment. These seeds last for seven years! Hey, who knows? There have to be some survivors . Chances are, gardeners will be among them.
Portions of this article were previously published by this author on a now closed Yahoo property.