It doesn’t take much to think of an inexpensive gift with lots of heart. These small terracotta pots were so cheap and with a little creative thinking, they truly are a gift that keeps on giving.
Through a child’s eye, they become a vessel for adventure and imagination. Anything is possible when you sprinkle a little fairy magic. Use them as wrapping for a fairy gift.
For your favourite aunt, special friend or mum on Mother’s Day, they gift the opportunity to grow something amazing. From flowers to edibles or even a succulent, small terracotta pots bring the opportunity of new life.
Terracotta flower pots
Here are some of our favourite flower seeds you can include Inside your gift pots.
Most lavender varieties will grow in pots which means they are a great choice as a seed for your gift pot. Add some stones to the bottom of your pot to aid with drainage and choose soil which is more sandy in its structure. Make sure you look after your seeds as they germinate keeping them moist and protected. Once lavender becomes established it will be a very drought tolerant plant.
There is nothing better than a bright flower and marigolds have a magnificent bold flower. They grow really well in pots and would look lovely on a windowsill or patio. Marigolds don’t like to sit in water, so make sure you add some stones or pebbles to the bottom of the pot for drainage. After they flower, you can pinch the dead tops off the plant which will help the plant focus on the growth of new flowers.
I love pansies. They are such a bright and happy flower and they brighten up any space. Pansies are a little different to grow from seed. They germinate well in darker environments so cover the soil with some newspaper until the seeds start to emerge. Pansies will bloom lovely over the cooler months, so I would highly recommend for Mother’s Day.
I think nasturtiums are one of the easiest flowers to grow from seeds. They take about 10-12 days to germinate but they are such a lovely flower and well worth the wait. Nasturtiums are also edible, so they really make a salad burst with colour and a peppery flavour. Definitely a great choice of seed for your terracotta pot gift.