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Surprise Mom This Mother’s Day with a Gift She’ll Really Dig!

April 28th, 2011

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8, and if your mom is a gardener or planning on starting a garden this spring you may want to consider surprising her with a Humble Seed gift basket. Our prepared gift baskets save you the hassle of having to buy individual gifts to include in the basket, and we have a variety of gardening goodies that your mom will happily put to use in the family garden.

Our baskets also make great Mother’s Day gifts for new, young mothers or expecting mothers, as overall family health is an important consideration when starting a new family or building the family. According to the Garden Writers Association Foundation’s 2010-2011 Winter Gardening Trends Research Report, younger generations (“under 40” households) are gardening in numbers similar to other age groups. That’s great news for those of us who believe that the most nutritional foods are the foods `you can grow yourself!

Whether your mom loves just-picked fresh herbs or grows her own vegetables for the healthiest and most flavorful meals, we’ve got great Mother’s Day gift ideas for you.

Uncle Herb’s Favorites Gift Basket is perfect for your favorite chef. This basket features our Uncle Herb’s seed kit, which contains 10 great varieties of non-GMO and non-hybrid culinary herb seeds. Included in the basket is our 7-Piece Humble Garden Tool Tote, which contains gloves, assorted tools and a mister. Finally, we added a hand-crafted, hand-cut bar of Annie’s Goat Hill chamomile and neroli scented goat milk soap and a 4 oz hand lotion, perfect for refreshing tired hands after a day in the garden. Basket is shrink-wrapped for secure shipping. Price includes packaging, shipping, and handling.

Hot Mama’s Peppers and Chiles Gift Basket is perfect for those who want to spice things up in the kitchen. This basket features our Hot Mama’s seed kit, which contains 10 varieties of chile and pepper seeds. Included in the basket is our 7-Piece Humble Garden Tool Tote, which contains gloves, assorted tools and a mister. Finally, we added a hand-crafted, hand-cut bar of Annie’s Goat Hill chamomile and neroli scented goat milk soap and a 4 oz hand lotion, perfect for refreshing tired hands after a day in the garden. Basket is shrink-wrapped for secure shipping. Price includes packaging, shipping, and handling.

Veggin’ Out Gift Basket is ideal for your favorite all-around gardener or first-time gardeners. This basket features our Veggin’ Out seed kit, which is equipped with 11 different non-GMO and non-hybrid vegetable seed varieties, ideal for backyard and container gardening. Included in the basket is our 7-Piece Humble Garden Tool Tote, which contains gloves, assorted tools and a mister. Finally, we added a hand-crafted, hand-cut bar of Annie’s Goat Hill chamomile and neroli scented goat milk soap and a 4 oz hand lotion, perfect for refreshing tired hands after a day in the garden. Basket is shrink-wrapped for secure shipping. Price includes packaging, shipping, and handling.

The Humble Seed Trio Gift Basket features our three seed kits: Uncle Herb’s Favorites, Hot Mama’s Peppers and Chiles, and Veggin’ Out. This basket contains over 30 varieties of vegetable, pepper and culinary herb seeds; making it the ultimate gift for your favorite ultimate gardener. Included in the basket is our 7-Piece Humble Seed Garden tote, which contains gloves, assorted tools and a mister. Finally, we added a hand-crafted, hand-cut bar of Annie’s Goat Hill chamomile and neroli scented goat milk soap and a 4 oz hand lotion, perfect for refreshing tired hands after a day in the garden. Basket is shrink-wrapped for shipping.

Our Humble Seed 7-Piece Garden Tool Tote and $30.00 Humble Seed Gift Card also make great gift options.

All of us at Humble Seed wish all of the mom’s out there, a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Basic Garden Accessories and Tools to Have on Hand

January 18th, 2011

 

Have you ever driven past a garden that looked postcard pretty? It’s a breathtaking sight to see, with neatly manicured plants and rows that look like they’ve been kissed by Mother Nature. Although Mother Nature does help in making a garden bloom and thrive, it’s also the garden tools that a gardener uses that create an outdoor oasis worthy of admiring and celebrating with outdoor feasts.

Garden accessories and tools are indispensible and easy to come by, whether you buy them at a garden center or flea market. Here are seven basic garden tools every gardener should have on hand:

1. Bow Rake. Bow rakes are used for removing clods of earth or rocks from the soil and leveling the soil after it’s been turned. There are short tines on one side and a flat side on the other—for smoothing the soil just before planting.

2. Garden Gloves. If you garden, you’re going to use your hands at some point. It’s inevitable. Garden gloves help protect your hands from rough weeds, thorns, water, etc.

3. Garden Shears. Also called clippers, garden shears are a gardener’s best friend when it comes to shaping plants and removing branches or dead or overgrown leaves. If you’ve ever dreamed about being a hairdresser trimming your garden plants is a great way to live out that hairdresser fantasy, in a roundabout way! Once you step back to witness your Edward Scissorhands handy work, you’ll feel thoroughly satisfied, as long as you don’t get scissor happy!

4. Hoe. This handy garden tool will help you aerate the surface of your garden by breaking up the soil. Aerating helps reduce soil compaction and allows for deeper root growth. A garden hoe is also an excellent tool for dealing with stubborn weeds.

5. Shovel. Shovels are the I’m-not-messing-around garden tool, ideal for turning large clods of dirt and digging holes, for shrubs and trees.

6. Spading Fork. A spading fork looks similar in shape to a shovel, but it has tines instead of a solid scooper. It’s a great tool for digging down into hard soil to help break up the ground.

7. Watering Can. While you may have a garden hose handy to water your garden, a long-nozzled watering can is a good garden accessory for watering young seedlings. The long nozzle ensures a more gentle flow rate.

While each of these garden tools is fairly inexpensive, you may want to start purchasing one or two a little at a time before the spring gardening seasoning arrives. If you’re planning on container gardening, you may want to consider smaller garden accessories and tools, like our 7-Piece Humble Garden Tool Tote.

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