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[Tomato Dirt #296] How to make your own gardening gift baskets (and save money)
November 16, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 24

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

Help Santa find all the tools

Trowel … garden tote … hand shears … 5-tine rake … soil scoop … garden pruner … bulb planter … weeder … transplanter …

Santa’s got all the tools for beginner and experienced gardeners

… with a little help from our friends at Burpee. Their products are made with durable stainless steel and oak handles – and come with a 10-year guarantee. They’re strong and lasting to make your toughest tasks easier.

And since Burpee has been around for more than 140 years, they’re able to answer your gardening questions, too.

Help Santa find the garden tools for the gardener on your list.

NEW! Check for tomato growing tips each day on our Facebook page

Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it. But never fear! We’ve started a new page with good security.

You’re invited to like the page and get plenty of tomato growing tips. And please share the new page with other gardeners you know!

Hop on over to Facebook and click “Like” right now, while you’re thinking about it.

FEATURE: How to Make Your Own Gardening Gift Baskets (and Save Money, Too)

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Gardening gift baskets are a thoughtful way to provide a personalized gift for the gardeners in your life.

And it’s fun to make them.

You get to choose a theme, items that fit that theme, and arrange them in a pleasing way.

Plus, your gift basket can fit any occasion from birthdays to holidays, housewarmings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or as a gesture of appreciation.

Whether it's a gardening-themed birthday or a thank-you gift for a host, a well-curated gift basket fits many situations.

You can make your own gardening gift basket in 7 easy steps. The first step is to choose a theme. Focus your gardener’s gift basket on a specific type of vegetable gardening … a particular aspect of gardening … even a selected color.

Tailor your theme to the recipient by …

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Tomato Growing Tip: How to Choose a Gardening Gift Basket Container

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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

More Gifts for the Gardener In Your Life

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Maine Garden Hod and other baskets for picking tomatoes Eco-Smart and Other Garden Gloves icon Garden baskets and colanders for keeping your tomatoes fresh and your kitchen neat

Gift Ideas for Gardeners

15 of the Best Stocking Stuffers for Gardeners Why Tomato Seeds are a Great Gift for Gardeners Helpful Books for Home Gardeners 10 Gifts for Gardeners

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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