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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Edible Gardener

Is digging in the dirt more your mom’s style? Does she love to grow her own fruits and veggies? Check out this Mother’s Day gift guide that I’ve put together with The Edible Gardener in mind. I bet you’ll find something that’s perfect for her. And as always, don’t forget to check out the giveaway items below!

Tomato Rainbow Heirloom Mix would be a great addition to Mom’s vegetable garden this year! Equal parts: Bonny Best (red), Brandywine Pink (pink), Golden Sunburst (yellow), Black Krim (purple), Evergreen (green), and Djena Lee’s Golden Girl (orange).

Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It sounds like a neat book for a mom into edible gardening. This book teaches how to start a community garden and to seed share, ditch the grass and raise organic veggies in the front lawn, eco-clean the house with lemons and lavender cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, organize a trade-for-what-you-want free flea market, and cook meals for pennies.

This super cute pink 18 piece garden tool set contains useful tools for all your gardening needs. Includes pruning shears, soft grip hose nozzles, quick hose connects and water splitter/controller. The knee pad is convenient and comfortable for weeding and planting. Tools are contained in a sturdy blow molded carrying case. Mom will be happy to know that a portion of each purchase is used to help fund breast cancer awareness initiatives.

Moulton offers Garden Bon Bons – seed balls presented as collections of garden truffles and a terrific gift for novice and expert gardeners alike. The Italian Herb Selection Garden Bon Bons would be great for any edible gardener!

These garden markers for herbs and vegetables are adorable! Markers are made from upcycled old silver spoons and sold in the daisychestnut’s Etsy shop. Hand drawn using archival ink, hand-colored, and sealed very well with a moisture and UV-resistant finish.

Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life, and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. (One of my favorite books!)

Help mom keep her fresh-cut homegrown herbs fresh with this Cuisipro Herb Keeper.

mirasolfarm’s Gardener’s Soap would feel luxurious on mom’s hands after a hot afternoon tending to the garden! Say goodbye to dry and dirty garden hands and hello to silky smooth. Cornmeal scrubs dirt away while organic cocoa butter and jojoba replace your skin’s protective oils. The essential oil combination is reminiscent of a Mediterranean garden. 85% organic.

Does Mom want grow edibles but doesn’t know where to begin? How to Grow Practically Everything gives complete beginners the confidence and know-how to grow almost anything, this book is packed with hundreds of gardening projects, from planting herbs in pots to creating a vegetable garden to feed the family. Each project is a complete package, with step-by-step photographic details and sumptuous end shots to ensure great results.


Giveaway (1 winner):

  • How to Grow Practically Everything
  • Tomato Garden Marker from daisychestnut
  • Italian Herb Selection Garden Bon Bons from Moulton
  • 3 bars of Gardener’s Soap from Mirasol Farm

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