At GreenTree, we think everyone should get a garden for Christmas! We have lots of gift ideas for the gardeners on your list. You can find some of them for sale on the website or check them all out at the store.
1. Grow lights
Grow lights keep the plants that you brought in over the winter happy. Plants need the correct light spectrum, light intensity, and length of day to remain happy and healthy during these long winter months. If the limited amount of light coming through your windows just isn’t cutting it, your plants need supplemental lighting. Smaller all-in-one grow light kits (such as SunBlaze fluorescents and the Mini Sunburst 175 watt metal halide) make great gifts because they are inexpensive (starting at $25.50), they don’t use much energy, and they are perfect for small spaces, such as apartments and kitchens.
Get it with a 2-foot Jumpstart light stand or hang the lights from your ceiling or the bottom of a shelf.
2. Indoor garden system
If the gardener (or gourmet) on your list needs something to put under that light, then a small hydroponic garden system from GreenTree to grow fresh herbs in year round should be a hit. Systems such as the Emily’s Garden ($88.99) and the Garden of Ease ($53.50), are easy to use and come with everything that you need to get started!
3. Aquaponics for kids (or adults)
The new JrPonics FishGarden ($39.95) is great for kids (or adults – we’re not judging). This is a miniature aquaponics system that combines a hydroponic system with a fish tank. You feed the fish, the fish feeds the plants. Come down to GreenTree to see one in action, and we will be happy to give you some tips on keeping both the fish and the plants happy in this unique little system.
Indoor grow huts are also a great idea for people who want to give their plants the love they deserve, but don’t want bright grow lamps lighting up their whole house. Grow huts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and when they are closed up; their reflective interior maximizes the light around your plants and keeps the glare off your TV or computer screen.
3. Coal Biochar
Your favorite gardener just might want some biochar in their stocking, even if they’re not on the naughty list. Biochar looks like coal, but it’s much more exciting. Use it as an amendment to improve your soil quality and give the microbes in your soil the perfect habitat. A healthy microbiome makes for healthy plants.
6. Heating mats
Your seedlings – and even your houseplants – need a boost of heat to grow well. We sell 1-, 2-, and 4-tray heating mats for plug trays, but we also have these awesome 3”x20” heating mats designed to sit on your windowsill.
Who doesn’t want designer poop under the tree? Peruvian seabird guano or Jamaican, Indonesian or Mexican bat guano, your gardener’s plants will think it’s delicious. (And yes, it does make a difference where the birds and bats are from – their different diets make for different poop.)
Help your gardener get a jump on spring and stuff their stocking full of seeds. We have organic herb and vegetable seeds, plus flowers, all at 50% off.
9. Worm castings
More fancy poop! We sell Fingerlakes Organic’s worm castings in 20- and 40-lb bags, but we also have a few of these lovely packages of Worm Power worm castings and sachets for making your own water-in fertilizer.
10. Bamboo sticks
To hit each other with? (Am I reaching?) Or to help prop up the amazing tomatoes your gardener is going to grow indoors under their new grow lights. They come in 3-foot and 4-foot lengths.
11. Soil Moist Granules
Another stocking stuffer idea. If your gardener has a bit of trouble keeping up with watering, how about water-storing granules? Mix them in with soil, they store water between waterings.
12. Drying racks
The perfect place to dry herbs, peppers, medicinal plants.