Is your garden ready for the planting season? With entertainment options like cinemas and sports stadiums closed during the coronavirus pandemic, gardening has seen a boom in popularity in 2020, and new gardeners across the country are preparing to plant a new crop.
Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, a shoot returning for your second season, or brand new to the hobby and testing your green thumb, you need the right tools for the job, from basics like gloves and trowels to fun gadgets like folding tool seats and portable mini greenhouses.
Here are some recommended gardening tools and gadgets to improve your potting, digging, and planting arsenal for spring 2021, and where to buy them online.
Thai kitchen and garden scissors
Cut your plants and pick herbs with these high quality handcrafted shears featuring stainless steel blades and Pradu wooden handles. $ 38 from Uncommon Goods
Flexi Hose expandable garden hose with 8-function nozzle
This kinkless hose expands as water passes through it to reach every square foot of your garden, and the 8-setting nozzle will give your plants the perfect drink. $ 49.99 from Walmart
Gardener Tool Seat
Every gardener has to unload themselves here and there, and this lightweight nylon seat doubles as a tool bag for shears, seeds and more. $ 40 of uncommon goods
Costway portable mini greenhouse
The perfect greenhouse for a gardener looking to expand their grow with plants that need a little extra protection. Four levels with eight shelves and constructed of sturdy and durable material. $ 99.95 from Costway
Folding utility wagon
Carry everything from the shed to the bed. Garden bed that is. Heavy-duty wheels easily traverse your lawn or rough terrain, and this easy-to-store cart can support up to 286 pounds. $ 75.95 from Costway
Bug Zapper 3-in-1 Waterproof Lantern
Protect yourself from mosquitoes when you plant, then put it away and save for your camping trip later in the summer, where it doubles as a lantern and flashlight. $ 23.99 from Amazon
Nisaku Hori Weeding and Digging Knife
If you haven’t gardened with a Hori Hori knife, this will be a game changer. The sharp blade weeds, cuts and digs while the serrated edge cuts through roots and the narrow, sharp tip digs into tight spots. It even works well as a tool for planting and transplanting seeds. $ 80.99 from Amazon
12 Piece Garden Tool Kit
A nice gift for yourself if you are embarking on your first garden. High quality, economical aluminum tools, from weeders to rakes to pruning shears and more. $ 29.40 from Amazon
Pine Tools Bamboo Work Gloves
Gloves may seem like a no-brainer, but a good pair can make all the difference when digging, planting seeds, and more. They are super flexible, durable and will keep your hands dry when digging in wet soil or pulling weeds after it rains. $ 13.97 from Amazon
ZENSTYLE folding garden bench
Your knees will thank you when you settle down on this soft, padded knee / bench for weeding, planting, or whatever else you need to do to take care of your crop. $ 42.99 from Walmart