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Fueled with food we’re ready to shop till we drop! Well, maybe some of us are… I have a short list of some favorite gifts for gardeners. I like to keep it simple. Obviously, there are tons more ideas out there. Some very fancy – you can find plenty of those items at local nurseries. I just wanted to share a few of my favs…
A great Garden Fork
A great Pruner
Books are a great gift and one that I highly recommend is by a local woman Atina Diffley. It is a true love story of the land and our connection to it. She is also an amazing advocate for organic farms. I have a lot of respect for this woman! Check out her website too. I had a chance to interview her about her book “Turn Here – Sweet Corn”. You can hear it by clicking HERE. I interview a lot of authors on a huge variety of subjects on a show I created called “15 with the Author“. Check out the other books like Field Exercises and another coming up called The Market Gardener.
One of my favorite authors on books for gardeners is Jeff Gillman – Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota Horticultural department. He has a number of books, this is one of many I like.
Don’t forget my favorite magazine Northern Gardener!
Self-watering containers are a great gift for those without a lot of time or folks with limited physical abilities. Take a peek at the different types from Gardener’s Supply. I always suggest buying LOCALLY first but if you can’t find what you want, then certainly, take advantage of the internet!
Don’t forget the gloves! There are LOTS of types. These are decent gloves at a decent price from Garden Girl.
They carry a lot of other items.