Just found a great way of giving a friend a growing garden gift on Green Fudge.
Its a stylish planter that allows you to grow seedlings and then simply pull apart once the seedling has grown to a couple of inches. The product is called Osusuwake (means sharing in Japanese) by designers Kenma. The image is teeny - check out the product’s slideshow on Kenma’s website.
According to Green Fudge instead of using soil, the planter
‘employs the use of Puffcal—a lightweight, gel-like soil substitute. Simply plant your seeds and once they sprout, you can section off the planter and distribute it amongst friends’.
As a big fan of mud pies in my youth I can really relate to the idea of giving dirt as gift. Urban Gardens just posted a review of a heart shaped dirt gift with a strong eco message developed by Luvmud. The gift is handcrafted from soil, worm castings, cow manure, clay, and coconut coir, embedded with seeds for germination. Ha love it.