Posted by Emily
Here's a cute idea for a late spring or early summer party favor. I had a LOT of extra tomato seedlings. Of the maybe 40 plants that we started, we only put about 10 in the garden. I hate to see these little babies go to waste, and thought it would be fun to dress them up a little and send them home with friends. This is a gift that will provide entertainment and food all summer long as it grows and starts to bear fruit. it's a good reminder to your friends with less than a green-thumb that it is time to put some plants in the ground!
All I did was to take a cellophane bag and cut bout 3 inches off the top. I put it around the root ball (still in the starter cell) and tied it with some twine. I embellished it with a Life is Made sticker to make it look really finished. They were a hit! And I hope our guests think of us when they have tomatoes in their garden later this season.
Note: I think we should have transplanted the seedlings to bigger pots about a month ago, that is why the plants are kind of scrawny. But if the recipient puts them in the ground right away, I think they will have time to grow and be successful.