I'm looking for gift suggestions for a beginning gardener.
December 9, 2007 5:01 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for suggestions for good gifts for a beginning gardener. Books? Seeds? Tools?
posted by whir to Shopping (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My friend has recently developed an interest in gardening; she is enjoying it but hasn't done much before and is currently meeting with limited success. I'd like to give her some gardening-related stuff for Hannuchristkwanzaa, but I myself have a black thumb and am capable of killing plants just by glancing offhandedly at them.
I'd like to get her something that would be good for a beginning gardener, but all I can really think of is a nice pair of gloves and a spade, and I think she already has those. I was also thinking about some seeds and a good gardening book, but I haven't the expertise to select the right ones.
She lives in San Francisco (in the Western Addition) and has a bunch of patches of somewhat sandy soil in her backyard. Her neighborhood isn't the sunniest in the city but it does get some sun. Her previous experiments have mostly been with vegetables (radishes, carrots) and flowers.
I read this previous question
, but I think she's not at the stage of needing hours of massage time yet - I guess I'm sort of aiming to encourage her to get there.