Seed Potatoes are the perfect present for the gardener in your life!
We have the perfect gift ideas for Gardeners in your life! You can treat the gardener to a few varieties of seed potatoes that they perhaps have not heard of along with their favourites. This is the ideal time to get people to experiment with coloured potatoes or a complete unknown variety. However, if you are unsure that your recipient will like your choice we do have gift vouchers!
If you have any children with birthdays coming up to buy gifts for, how about inspiring the next generation of gardeners and giving a few varieties to them? Kids of all ages love to discover the buried treasure and potatoes are quite an easy vegetable to grow especially if they are bright blue or red! Stick with earlies for children (and other beginners) for two reasons – they will be ready quicker so hopefully their enthusiasm will last and also blight will be unlikely in the early season.
Dare we say Mother’s Day is coming up! An incredible edible present of some red seed potatoes is a sure sign of love. You may not be able to see the mother figure in your life just now, so send some seed potatoes and you will enjoy a meal later in the year.
🥔Gift Notification to let your recipient know that some potatoes are on their way
Gift Ideas for Gardeners – Family Potato Growing Competition
With the start of year returning to being a bit strange and uncertain, and as we still do not know if we will be able to see loved ones, it is vital to have something to look forward to. Perhaps you could invite all your relatives to have a growing competition in the spring which is a tremendously fun way to connect the generations! Who will win? Grandma with her age-old growing techniques, or the pre-schoolers as they chuck potatoes randomly into a growing bed with no rules…..or perhaps we will have a techno-teen who wins with some app which tells her exactly what to do! (does such an app exist?) Or perhaps an uncle with the secret fertiliser?
This idea is inspired by a review on our facebook page. We can send out a net to all your family. It is up to you whether we send them out at the same time or if you give yourself a head start! You can have several competitions such as best overall yield and biggest potato. And remember that if your recipient has never grown potatoes before, we have a great question page and they can also ask us anything at any point on social media.
We’d love to hear from any groups who are doing this and want to feature on our Facebook page!
Send some potatoes for eating
This is a wonderful gift for someone on a special day! We do not have as many varieties available for eating as we do for seed but what we do have would make some fantastic meals. If you can’t be with your loved ones on birthdays or other special occassionsyou can still be the centrepiece of the dinner table – perhaps with something like ham or a nut roast as the side dish!
Don’t forget yourself!
You can create wish lists for your friends and family to buy from. Don’t be stuck with unwanted gifts for your birthday this year. If you have relatives who are asking you what you would like you can let them know exactly what you would like!