Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Mother's Day Gift Idea: Grab-and-Go Seeding Kit

As I headed out to the garden to plant seeds yesterday, I threw all the necessary bits and pieces into an old lunch bag. It dawned on me that a grab-and-go seeding kit would be a great gift for Mother’s Day or for a friend’s birthday. This kit keeps you from hunting all through the house like an idiot for one or other of the bits and pieces needed to get on with putting in the garden.

Here’s what you’ll need:

One small waterproof container for keeping dry seed packs dry.
One small waterproof container for any wet seeds you are carrying.
String for marking lines.
Measuring tape or a small ruler for double-checking spacing between seeds and between rows.
Scissors for cutting open seed packs and cutting string.
A packet of inoculant for legume seeds.
Small package of garden markers for plant names.
A grease pencil for marking plant names.
Sandpaper and nail clippers for last minute seed scarification.
A good pair of garden gloves--the ones with rubber on one side.
Two sticks just long enough to fit in the lunch kit for holding the string to mark the rows.

 A couple of zip-lock baggies for the opened seed packets.

 One large zip-lock bag for holding seed germination notes and garden plans.

Add in a few packages of some beautiful seeds for bees and you’re good to go!

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