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« on: February 10, 2011 09:24:18 AM »

Thinking ahead for christmas 2011, im thinking of making gardening kits [container gardening, maybe??] for a few people. And then painted flower pots for everyone else with some sort of indoor/outdoor plant.

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What should go in the kits?

-Painted flower pots/containers
-veggie seeds? easy to grow in a container? any suggestions??
-plant markers? suggestions on these??
-what else??

Thing is, this is my first year of gardening, so this will help me gather my items too! lol

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What plants are easy to care for and do well as an indoor house plant but also do well when set on a porch during the spring summer?? My mom has a bit of a black thumb! Need something she can just water lol. & also, because i intend to make several painted pots with the same plant, I'd like to grow maybe one or two for myself & then transplant "babies" into the pots for gifts. SOOOOO ideas?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011 12:18:59 PM »

a good plant for your mom might be rosemary.  that stuff is hard to kill.  I've had one for about three years now and thats with me living in texas (hot hot hot) and always forgetting to water it
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011 04:53:07 PM »

Easy houseplants that you can grow/propagate yourself: spider plants, philodendrons, and mother in law's tongue are all pretty easy to keep alive. If you're looking to do edibles, I've had good luck growing parsley and dill from seed, although they grow better outside than inside. Veggies that grow well from seed are cucumbers and squash, but in order to really produce, they'll need to be grown in a pretty big container or transplanted once they get going.

As for a garden kit and what to put in one, you might want to add a small baggie of a time released fertilizer (like osmocote), a mini trowel and maybe a cute pair of gardening gloves.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011 06:20:07 PM »

You might want to consider amaryllis bulbs.  They are sold at Christmas time and are really easy to grow.  They welcome spring way before any outdoor flowers are blooming.  A spray/mister or watering can might be good to add.  If you want to include seeds, I'd stick with easy to grow herbs or annual flowers.  Schizo319 is right about parsley and dill being easy to grow from seed, so are cilantro and basil.  Mint is easily propagated from a 'mother plant' once it gets going so if you're dying to give baby plants from something you grew yourself, that might be a good one to try.  There are lots of terrific handmade plant markers on Craftster for inspiration.   Smiley
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