Gardeners know that the amount of seed we get from our gardens is always more than the average garden could use. This makes seeds from your garden perfect for collecting and sharing! Since my garden is a rather casual country-style garden, my choices include Hollycocks, Sunflowers, Sweet Peas, Scarlet Runner Beans, Johnny-Jump-Ups, Iceland Poppies, California Poppies, Goldenrod, Purple Coneflowers and others. You can also save seeds from your vegetable garden. Whatever you collect can be shared as lovely little gift packets.
Seed savers have a ready made gift idea. Create a wonderful gift for another gardener, especially someone who has admired and enjoyed your garden. Package up some seeds and present them in a thoughtful way.
What You’ll Need
Saved flower or vegetable seeds
Small envelopes, preferably homemade
An optional but lovely touch: Photos of the plant in your garden
Growing instructions for the plant (printed or neatly hand-written)
Glue or tape
How to Assemble Your Seed Packets
Collect seed from your favorite open pollinated plants. Buy or make small envelopes. Print out a photo of the plant, taken in your garden and glue or tape it to the front of the envelope. Write or print the planting and care instructions. Attach the instructions to the back of the envelope. Seal the envelope, and share the joy of gardening!
Gift Giving Suggestions
Combine a few seed packets in a beautiful outdoor container and tuck in some gardening gloves and a hand spade.
Create a notebook for a new gardener! Share a few seed packets, photos and gardening tips along with planting directions.
Include your homemade packets of seeds in your holiday cards.