17 Dec 2011

Grow Indie Holiday Gift Guide

by Robyn Jasko


Here are a few of our favorite holiday gifts for the gardener/homesteader/all around awesome person in your life (and yes, it's OK to buy yourself something too;)
1. Rainbow Kitchen Garden, $13.95, from Renee's Garden Seeds. Renee's Seeds are known for being super easy to grow, and this great collection is no exception. The Rainbow Kitchen Garden includes variety packs of tomatoes, beans, zucchini, lettuce and scallions, so you'll get to try more than 15 different types of colorful vegetables.
2. The Heirloom Life Gardener, $29.99, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. This gorgeous first book by Jere and Emilee Gettle has great gardening tips, grow guides, recipes, and stunning photos from the world of Baker Creek.
3. Veggie Patch Seed Collection, $39, Blackbird Naturals. Contains eight varieties of organic, open-pollinated, heirloom vegetables, in neat little tins, and a reusable wooden box. 
4. Screenprinted Butterfly T, $24, from Creature Crawlers. Super cute handmade t-shirts for the little gardeners in your life.
5. Healthy Juicer Manual Wheatgrass Juicer, $44.95, from Lexen Products. Juice anywhere with this powerful little handcrank juicer! Takes on wheatgrass/greens and carrots, beets, kale, collards and more.
6. Vegetable Spiralizer, $35.95, by World Cuisine. This little number turns zucchini, beets and radishes into spaghetti---it's like magic! And, a must have for anyone looking to eat more veggies. 
7. Tina Plant Holder, $20, by Woolly Pocket. Grow food anywhere with these neat wall and container planters from Woolly.
8. 5-Tray Stainless Dehydrator, $369.99, by TSM. This 5-tray beauty makes quick work of kale chips, and has the perk of being all steel (no plastic!). 
9. Victory Garden of Tomorrow Grow Your Own Food Print, $12, by Victory Garden of Tomorrow. Handpulled in Portland, OR, we absolutely love these posters and have them all over the Grow Indie offices. Affordable, empowering garden art for the masses. Rock on.
10. Modern Globe Manzanita Forest Moss Terrarium, $50, from Tiny Terrariums. These organic moss terrariums are just the thing you need to bring a little green into your house this winter. 

About the author:

Robyn Jasko started Grow Indie in 2009, to empower people with the tools, know-how and gusto to try growing their own food, while being as resourceful as possible.

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