Today’s gift is a gift for a friend of mine. She has a place in a pot for a small herb garden. I am giving her several herb plants to put in her pot.
You could arrange your gift in a pot or another container, to be put in a windowsill until spring, if you live in a colder area. Our winters are mild and these herbs will overwinter, though the oregano and peppermint will die back, and do better if cloched during the winter. Those of you who live in the Southern hemisphere could include several annual herbs, such as basil and dill.
Herb plants from your garden
Plastic pots (I used ones leftover from previous nusery purchases)
I dug up several small plants that I grew from seed this year (the mint was a cutting from a plant that I had purchased. You can also root a mint cutting in water and have a new plant ready to plant in less than a week).
I transplanted them to a few small pots and watered them in.
I dug oregano, green onions, parsley, thyme, and peppermint.
It took me 15 minutes to gather the supplies and replant them. However, they could use a little time to perk back up after being transplanted, so they will sit for a week or two before I give them (this gift will most likely be given later this month, rather than waiting until Christmas).
The only real expense for me was the potting soil. Your cost will vary depending on how much you spend for dirt. These cost me 25 cents total.
Did you make any gifts today? What did you make?