Because seriously, it is.
I was out in the garden collecting herbs last night when I noticed my chive plants were dropping seeds like bombs! So what’s a thrifty gardener to do? Collect seeds and package them up nice and cute for some inexpensive holiday gifts, of course. Things You’ll Need
- Small tins
- Hemp string
- Little labels
- Fine-tip black marker
After your chive blossoms have faded and dried up, simply grab a small container and head out to the garden. Rub the dried blossoms between your fingertips over your container, and let the seeds drop. Remove any extra chaff, and store seeds in an airtight container. Cute containers can be found at your local craft store, or if you’re super frugal, you can also use old spice or Altoids tins as well. Give your containers a cute little label, and write easy-to-follow growing directions on the back so that the recipient will know where and when to plant. Gift-giving this year is that easy.
Keep calm and garden on,
All photos courtesy of Mavis Butterfield