“Love Grows” Green Valentine – How to Make a DIY Valentine’s Gift


This DIY Valentine’s Day gift is perfect for the plant lover, green smoothie enthusiast, or home chef in your life. It’s a love grows themed green valentine where the recipient receives the supplies and instructions to grow their own edible microgreens. Make this thoughtful springtime valentine kit for someone you love and let them watch their gift grow!

Green wheatgrass growing in metal container wrapped in red ribbon as a green valentine gift

Pro-Mix Seed Starting Mix for this post was provided by Premier Tech, the makers of Pro-Mix.

A Green Valentine

Microgreens are one of the easiest and healthiest ways to grow greens at home. They can be harvested a week after planting rather than waiting the months it takes to harvest most vegetables. All they need is a little bit of soil, light, and moisture!

Love Grows – DIY Valentine Gifts

Microgreens are the young plant shoots of baby veggies. These miniature edibles have a subtle flavour and are nutrient dense. They can be blended into a smoothie, mixed into a garden salad, or used as a fresh garnish. Mini microgreen gardens really are the perfect DIY Valentine gifts!

To grow the microgreens, your love grows valentine kit recipient will soak the seeds in clean water, place them on moist potting soil, and wait for the seeds to sprout. Then all it takes is some light and moisture to grow the seeds into a delicious little greens! Read more about how to grow microgreens here.

Pro-Mix seed starting soil, two small metal containers, and some red ribbon - supplies for making a garden valentine

Supplies: Microgreens DIY Valentine’s Gift

Download Printable Growing Instruction Cards to include with your DIY Valentine’s Gifts:

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Steps: How to Make the “Love Grows” Green Valentine Kit

  1. Ensure your supplies and work area are clean.
  2. Measure out the seeds by pouring enough into the container so that the seeds cover about half the available area. The seeds should be almost touching each other, but not quite.
  3. Package the measured seeds into a small envelope or bag. Set the seeds aside.
  4. Measure out the potting soil by placing enough dry soil into the container so that it is at least 1″-2″ deep. The soil will compress when wet, so it’s better to include a little more soil if you’re uncertain about the volume.
  5. Place the potting soil in a small bag and tie with a pretty string.
  6. Print and cut out the printable instruction card. If necessary, add any extra instructions that are specific to the type of seeds you’ve included.
  7. Place the potting soil, seeds, and instruction card into the container.
  8. Decorate the valentine kit with a pretty red ribbon!

Metal food container wrapped in red bow with seeds on a dish and in an envelope

two hands pouring seeds into a small envelope to make a DIY valentine gift

Pro-Mix potting soil in a small plastic bag being placed into a small metal container for a DIY Valentine's Gift

two metal containers holding seeds and soil for a green valentine gift

Garden valentine kit made from a metal food container holding a small bag of potting soil beside an envelope of seeds

Hand placing wrapped envelope into a microgreens valentine kit for a diy gift

Love Grows, and Other Green Valentine Quotes

Here’s some extra love quotes for your love grows green valentine kit:

  • Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart. – Russell Page
  • The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature. – Jeff Cox
  • Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. – Gustave Flaubert
  • If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. — Cher
  • Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another. – Robert Harbison
  • One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. – W.E. Johns

Find these lovely garden & green valentine quotes and more at Quote Garden. Read more about why microgreens are great for beginner gardeners here.

Small metal food container holding small plastic bag tied with red bow

Two round metal food containers, one with a red bow

Two round metal micro green containers and some red valentine ribbon on the spool and tied in a bow

Two round micro green containers wrapped in red valentines ribbon for a DIY Valentines gift

green pea shoots growing up out of a metal container with a red ribbon for a love grows valentine kit

green wheatgrass blades growing out of round metal container with red bow around grass blades for a valentines gift

green wheatgrass in metal food container on white tablecloth with red bow around metal container

green wheatgrass blades being added to vitamix blender container

green wheatgrass blades above clear vitamix blender jug

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Looking for more gift ideas? Check out the main Gardening Gifts Page. For a shortcut, here’s 20 gifts for gardeners under $20! Also check out more green valentine gifts and DIY Valentine’s ideas on Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/home4theharvest/gardeners-gift-wish-list/

Green wheatgrass growing in round steel container with a red bow, text says "love grows mini garden valentine"

fresh wheatgrass growing in metal container with red valentines bow with text saying "Valentine DIY Love Grows Gift"

Pro-Mix Seed Starting Mix for this post was provided by Premier Tech, the makers of Pro-Mix.

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Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a home gardener who loves creating healthy, welcoming spaces (indoors and out!) - About Mary Jane (https://www.homefortheharvest.com/authors/about-mary-jane-duford/)

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