10 Best Gifts for Small Space Gardeners
Looking for a great gift for your loved one who loves plants but has limited space for gardening? Look no further. Here are gardening expert Melissa Strauss' picks for ten perfect gifts for small-space gardeners.
If social media is any indication, gardening and plant-related gear will likely be on quite a few gift lists this year. I’m not just saying that because I want you to drop a hint to my husband. Although, it’s no secret that my list usually contains at least one tree and as many seed packets as can fit in my stocking.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for the plant lover in your life who wants to maximize their limited space, we have you covered. Check out this list of ten great gift ideas for small space gardeners, perfect for gifting this holiday season.
Birdies Raised Beds
Birdies Small Raised Garden Bed, 15″ Short
Raised beds are a fantastic way to maximize a small space and prevent your plants from overflowing their space. They’re compact enough to place on a balcony or patio, with enough space to grow many flowers, vegetables, or even a small tree!
Epic Gardening is proud to be the only US supplier of Birdies Raised Garden Beds. These superior-quality raised beds have an incredibly long life thanks to their excellent design and high-performance aluzinc steel construction. This 15” short raised bed is a great height for gardening with kids.
Our Birdies small 29” raised garden bed is the perfect gift for gardeners with limited mobility. Their height is convenient for anyone with back pain or difficulty bending down. It looks great in the urban garden or courtyard where space and plants are a hot commodity.
Birdies beds are super easy to assemble and 100% food-safe. They make watering easy and nearly eliminate the need to pull weeds. They are produced using green energy, ethical labor, and recycled materials, so you can feel good about gifting these to your environmentally conscious friends, as well!
For the complete package, you can throw in some trellises to grow cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, and many other climbing plants inside of our Birdie’s Beds.
Epic Small Garden Starter Kit
Small Garden Starter Kit
- Comprehensive Seed Starting Kit
- Variety of Kit Sizes
- Durable and Long-Lasting
- Sustainable and Safe Material
- Germination Domes
- Bottom Trays for Easy Watering
- Versatile Use
- Resistant and Durable Construction
A great gift for the gardener embarking upon growing from seed, our Small Garden Starter Kit includes everything you need to start your own seeds. You can choose between three and four-inch cell starter kits or a combination of both. The starter kits include seed trays, bottom trays, and domes for creating a tiny greenhouse for their seedlings.
Epic’s cell trays are tough as nails, and with proper care, they should last a lifetime. They eliminate the need to re-purchase flimsy plastic trays year after year. Our cell trays are made proudly in the USA from food-grade, BPA-free, recycled plastic that is UV-treated.
Air pruning side slots encourage healthier root development and allow for air pruning. Germination domes hold in warmth and moisture to nurture seedlings. Pair this seed starting kit with a heating mat for additional germination success.
Kevin’s Balcony and Patio Picks
Kevin’s Balcony & Patio Picks
- Cherry Falls Bush Cherry Tomato
- Spacemaster 80 Cucumber
- NuMex Lemon Spice Jalapeño Chile Pepper
- Golden Boy Beet
- Marvel of Four Seasons Butterhead Lettuce
- Tonda di Parigi Carrot
- Royal Burgundy Bush Bean
- Choko Bok Choy
Speaking of seed starting, don’t miss out on this seed collection curated by Epic Gardening’s founder, Kevin Espiritu, to help your gardening companions begin their very own patio or balcony vegetable garden. Take advantage of the Botanical Interests Black Friday sale, and get 20% off site-wide with code BOTANICALBONUS20.
The seed pack contains a variety of vegetable seeds, including compact ‘Spacemaster 80’ Cucumbers and ‘Choko’ Bok Choy, a must-have for anyone who appreciates Asian cuisine. Pair these with your small garden seed starter kit and give the perfect gift to the small space gardener in your life.
Fabric Grow Bags
Epic Grow Bags – Unlined
For the year-round gardener who needs to move things indoors for the winter, our Epic Unlined Grow Bags are a must-have. These high-quality grow bags are BPA-free and come in varied sizes, from three gallons to 100 gallons. The durable felt material allows for great drainage and denser root growth.
For gardeners in warmer climates, check out our Epic Lined Grow Bags. The unique liner system helps retain additional moisture to keep plants from drying out in hotter temperatures. Bags have a built-in irrigation strip, and handles make them easy to move around.
Field Guide to Urban Gardening
Field Guide to Urban Gardening
For the urban gardener, Kevin’s Field Guide to Urban Gardening is the perfect gift. The book digs deep into planning the ideal garden for every urban gardener’s space. It gives a thorough rundown of basic gardening practices and methods and includes troubleshooting solutions to common gardening problems.
Pair this book with our eco-friendly Farmers Market Tote Bag for harvesting and transporting tasty veggies. Throw in one of our fresh garden candles to tie it all together and bring the smell of spring to chase away those winter doldrums. I love the Tomato Leaf fragrance for a punch of green and citrus notes.
GreenStalk 7 Tier Vertical Planter
Vertical planters are ideal for small-space gardeners who want to grow fruit and vegetables. Their unique space-saving shape provides the benefits of a much larger planter, neatly organized into a much more manageable footprint.
Our favorite Greenstalk Vertical Planters come in two sizes: a five-tier and a seven-tier planter. They have 30 and 42 plant pockets, respectively. Each planter contains an appropriate number of watering disks and a top water reservoir, making it easier than ever to keep plants watered. Fill the top reservoir, and the planter does all the work of distributing water to every pocket. Planters are made in the USA from food-grade, BPA-free, UV-resistant plastic.
For added versatility, throw in a Vertical Plant Mover Base, also made by Greenstalk. This is a must-have for keeping a vertical planter on a wooden deck or porch.
The Marly Pot
For the houseplant lover who forgets to water or goes on lots of business trips, The Marly Pot is a perfect gift. It comes in two different sizes and three great colors. There are an endless number of combinations that can be built with these convenient, self-watering pots.
Marly pots are self-watering, which takes much of the guesswork out of plant care. Perfect small space gardener gifts, they can be used indoors or outdoors, in any space. Combine several pots in different sizes and colors for a bold or subtle statement.
Vertical Cedar Garden
Vertical Cedar Garden
It can be difficult to plan out a garden with limited space. Gardening vertically is a great way to maximize your planting space while saving precious real estate in floor space. In addition to the Greenstalk Vertical Planters, this stunning Vertical Cedar Garden box is an eye-catching and practical gift for the small space gardener.
The attractive vertical planting solution will be shipped fully assembled and ready to fill with your gardening friend’s favorite plants. Not only is it functional and attractive, but the Vertical Cedar Garden also comes with its very own drip line irrigation system, which makes plant care even easier. With a two-square-foot footprint, this is a great space saver!
Steal: Starter Plant Food
Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus Organic Plant Food (4 lbs.)
- Grows larger root mass to help plants establish fast
- Reduces transplant loss
- Promotes bigger blooms
- Microbe-enhanced, all-natural organic fertilizer with no sludges or fillers
Did you pull the name of a gardener for your office Secret Santa? If you’re looking for a practical and useful gift for any plant lover, Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus organic plant food is a gift any gardener can use. This universal starter helps to reduce shock when transplanting and promotes root and flower growth.
We love all of Espoma’s excellent organic fertilizers and soil amendments. They are high quality and all-natural with no harmful additives. Healthy soil is the foundation for healthy plants.
If you’re looking for a little luxury gift for a special someone, this Lomi Kitchen Composter is perfect for the small space gardener. Its 16” footprint makes it about the size of a coffee maker, and it is endlessly useful. The Lomi takes your kitchen waste and turns it into a nutrient-rich amendment for use in those Birdies raised beds.
A composter that you don’t have to travel far to get to is an excellent luxury. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put kitchen scraps aside to take out to my compost bin, and then there they are the next morning, stinking up the kitchen and staring at me disapprovingly. This fun little luxury item will be on my list this year!
Finding gifts for plant lovers is almost too easy. With so many functional and useful items, you can feel good about choosing a gift for the small space gardener on your list. If you’re still unsure what your plant-lover will like, I can guarantee that an Epic gift card in the stocking will always be well received.