The 2020 Modern Farmer Holiday Gift Guide

The pandemic will prevent many of us from seeing each other over the holidays. But it doesn’t mean we can’t still buy lots of stuff for each other to ease our collective pain. Here’s our gift guide this year for the gardener in your life. 

Photo courtesy of Gardener’s Supply Company.

Mod Hods

It’s likely the gardener you’re buying a gift for has some kind of receptacle to collect their harvested produce. But these handy hods provide a bit more flexibility than your traditional woven basket. Made with polypropylene, Mod Hods are stackable and have folding legs to keep your produce off the ground. 

Photo courtesy of Lee Valley.

Adjustable Fan Rakes

These adjustable rakes from Lee Valley are incredibly versatile. They come in two models, one with a short-handle and a longer rake for jobs that require more range.

Growing Good Food

Acadia Tucker’s Growing Good Food: A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Victory Gardens is a great choice for eco-conscious gardeners looking for some inspiration. The 2019 book (published by Stone Pier Press) views regenerative gardening as a form of civic action to combat climate change. Get planning for next season with the book’s guides on soil, compost and growing 21 different crops.

Manscapers Calendar

These landscapers want to show off their garden hoes, leaf blowers and whole lot more. Manscapers NY, a landscaping and exterior design company based in Brooklyn, has put together a racy calendar of its founders and employees baring skin for charity. The firm plans to donate all proceeds from the sale of the calendar to a charity picked by the model featured in each month. Some of the charities include: Ali Forney Center, Black Trans Travel Fund, Feed America, City Harvest and Grow NYC.

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds

There might be no better present for a gardener than a big old bag of seeds. Delaware’s My Seedcellar offers heirloom varieties of onions, tomatoes, beans and more. Their packs come complete with instructions on growing and harvesting your vegetables. 

Field Notes

Field Notes journals are a perennial suggestion in many gardening gift guides for a reason. They’re always useful and a good stocking stuffer in a pinch.

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