The essential gardening tools you need to start a garden

New (and old) hobbies have been a mainstay throughout the pandemic. Everyone has been hoarding sourdough or jogging around the neighborhood for the first time in years. A hobby that we have been, hum, Digging is one of the most calming things you can do around your home – gardening.

We’re not talking about Zen gardens – although that sounds pretty amazing too – we’re talking about good old-fashioned horticulture. Starting a garden, whether large or small (or even indoors) is a rewarding and often peaceful endeavor. There is something about working with your hands that feels good; at the end of the day, we all just want to play in the dirt.

If you’ve found yourself staring at your garden, or even the empty space under your window sills, longing to see sunflowers, a tomato, or a rose bush, maybe it’s time to start a garden. We’ve done the same, so we’ve put together this list of essential gardening tools to get you started. Aside from the items below, all you need to do is know your soil, get some seeds, and you are good to go.

Atlas Nitrile Palm Coating Glove (12 Pair Pack)

Trust us, you don’t need expensive gloves. These allow you to maintain all your dexterity and are enough to avoid easily stabbing yourself on a thorn.

Exceptionally strong digging knife

A digging knife will become your best friend in the garden.

Ergo Aluminum Garden Rake

Rakes: not just for the leaves.

Secateurs and Sheath

Pruning and pruning your plants is essential.

4 prong forged spade fork

You have to break down this stubborn dirt somehow.

Burst Proof Extendable Garden Hose

A stretchable hose relieves the headache of trying to move a bulky rubber hose.

Outdoor watering can

Some plants need the soft feel of hand-poured water.

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Harvest and harvest bag

Collect the fruits of your labor.

Front trigger rod

For those hard-to-reach places.

Hunter Green Garden Clogs

You have heard of house shoes, you will also need dedicated gardening shoes.

Pierside straw hat

Protect your head, face and neck from the sun, you will not regret it.

Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame

Don’t do the heavy lifting yourself, get a wheelbarrow.

Double chamber composter

Starting a compost bin is great for the soil and will help your garden (and soil) flourish over time.

Variety of organic vegetable seeds (pack of 5)

You need seeds. This veg pack is a great place to start if you think veg is your thing.

0.75 cu. All Purpose Garden Soil Ft.

Getting soil especially for gardening gives your plants the nutrients they need to thrive. Whatever your native soil, you will probably want some.

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