Urban gardeners are tight on space and make up for it with ingenuity and creativity. Often this means a lot of container gardening or growing plants and food indoors. Since their needs are different than gardeners planting in the ground, these suggestions are gifts for urban gardeners and anyone who is primarily gardening in containers. Check out these creative and practical gifts for urban gardeners that anyone with a green thumb will love.
10 Gifts for Urban Gardeners
1. Custom Urban Garden Sign
This is the ultimate gift idea for urban gardeners. It’s a unique and fun way to decorate any garden area. The Lizton Sign Shop makes custom signs and they’ve designed this vintage style wood sign specifically for urban gardens. The sign is painted with the name(s) of the gardeners you’re buying it for and is available in seven size options. The weathered, vintage appearance is trendy and fits with many decor schemes.
2. Keep it Contained T-Shirt
This clever and colorful t-shirt is perfect for any container gardener. It says: “Keep it Contained” as a reminder that some of the best gardening can be done in containers. Whether they enjoy filling their house with potted flowers or growing tomatoes and herbs in containers on their patio.
Available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes in black, royal blue, white, dark heather, and purple.
3. Spade Charm Earrings
These cute earrings are great gifts for urban gardeners and green-thumbed ladies. Shaped like little shovels or spades, this jewelry is a fun reminder of their favorite hobby, gardening!
These earrings are lead and nickel free, made from Tibetan antique silver. 1″ long and 1/2″ wide.
4. Keter Urban Bloomer Raised Patio Garden Bed
This planter is perfect if you’re looking for gifts for urban gardeners who are trying to maximize a small patio space. THis 22.4 gallon planter is raised to hip height for convenient planting and to maximize exposure to sun rays. It has a self-watering system built in to keep the plants well watered. This compact raised garden bed is great for growing flowers, herbs, and compact fruits and veggies. It also comes with a seed starting tray so they can save money growing plants from seeds.
5. I Don’t Carrot All Mug
This is a funny gift any gardener will enjoy. This mug says “I don’t [carrot] all” with a bold illustration of an orange carrot. The joke is one any vegetable gardener or foodie will appreciate. The image is printed on both sides of the mug. Choose from 11 oz. or 15 oz. size. This ceramic mug is microwave and dishwasher safe.
Include some of the gardener’s favorite coffee or tea to make a fun gift bag.
6. Dr. Meter Moisture Meter
One of the biggest challenges of container gardening is making sure the plants are getting enough water. Containers dry out faster than traditional garden beds, so water thirsty plants like tomatoes and cucumbers need a lot of watering. Newer container gardeners often struggle with watering enough. This moisture meter takes the guesswork out of watering by instantly measuring the moisture in any container. This present is handy and also great if you want stocking stuffers or other affordable gifts for urban gardeners.
7. Container Grow Bags
Grow bags are the latest trend among container gardeners. Available in a variety of sizes for different herbs and vegetables, these fabric pots are easy to use and easy to move thanks to their built-in handles. The fabric allows for proper aeration of the roots and easy draining to prevent over watering. They’re also more affordable than traditional pots.
The 1 gallon sizes are perfect for herbs, while the 5 and 10 gallon sizes are good for growing vegetables.
8. Envirocycle Compact Composter
Composting isn’t limited to gardeners with lots of yard space. Even urban gardeners can get in on the fun with this composter from Envirocycle. Called “The Cutest Composter in the World” this mini composting tumbler fits perfectly in small yards and tight spaces. Less that two feet tall, you can even keep it on a patio or roof.
The tumbler makes composting easy, producing rich compost to supplement container gardens and compost tea for fertilizing plants. This is the perfect gift for urban gardeners who think they don’t have enough space to compost because they don’t have a traditional yard.
Made in the USA from food-safe, BPA free materials. No assembly required.
Check out more small compost bins for urban gardeners.
9. Deluxe Kitchen Crop 4-Tray Seed Sprouter
Sprouting seeds is an easy way to grow fresh greens when you’re limited on space and a perfect option for urban dwellers who don’t have a yard. This kitchen sprouter comes with four trays to easily grow a variety of sprouts in a small amount of space. Sprouts are a delicious and nutritious addition to salad and stir-fries. Add some seeds and you’ll make a perfect gift set.
10. Self Watering Vertical Wall Planters
When space is at a premium, sometimes growing vertical is the best option. This vertical planter kit makes it easy to take advantage of walls and fences as growing space. Each set comes with 36 growing pockets ready to mount and a water tap to keep your plants well-watered. Any urban gardener will appreciate this ingenious growing system.
These planters are perfectly sized for growing flowers, strawberries, lettuce, greens, or herbs.
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