Hey pretty girl! Welcome back to the blog! In today’s post I am going to share what I consider to be garden essentials. I am by no means an expert on gardening, but I am the type of person who does thorough research before delving into any thing new – especially hobbies or things that could cost a nice amount of money over time. Gardening is no different! I watched so many YT (YouTube) videos before I decided to start gardening in 2020, that it almost became an obsession LOL!!! I had decided that gardening was something that I wanted to do, and I wanted to be good at it! I wasn’t sure if I’d like…but I have really come to LOVE it!!!
I’m sure I’ve shared this before in many posts, but just in case this is the first post that you’re reading I’ll share it again. I gravitate towards things that are pretty. I’m not sure why, but it really is a thing for me. If something is aesthetically pleasing to my eye, I tend to use it more. I have come to realize that gardening is not excluded from that. LOL! I am finding that I am shopping more for essential tools that are functional and pretty. You can call it/me shallow if you’d like, but it really is a part of the way I’m wired 🙂
I’m not going to share the obvious things like – gardening space, soil, seeds, etc. Instead, I’m going to share with you some key tools that will not only make gardening a little easier for you, but it may make your gardening experience a little more enjoyable.
Basic garden tools/toolset
A basic garden tool set is very important. Depending on how you are gardening you’ll probably need the following tools early one: a transplanter/trowel, a cultivator and a potting scoop. When I started gardening in 2020, I bought a real basic set. It was pink and black and did a good job. This gardening season I wanted to upgrade by toolset. I bought this set from Amazon. It’s very good quality and I think it is going to make a good addition to my collection.
A watering can is just as important as your tools. Even if you have a hose, depending on the location of your garden you may still need a watering can. Also, if you have indoor plants like I do you won’t be pulling your hose into your home to water your plants…so a watering can is essential. I bought a good ole plastic watering can from Lowes in 2020 and this cute one for my indoor plants off of Amazon.
Now that you have planted your seeds and things are growing in your garden, you need tools to harvest your fruits. You can use scissors, pruners or knives. I have both. I purchased these scissors from Amazon and these pruners off Ebay, but I did find them on Amazon. They both work really well. The pruners can cut through almost anything!!! The scissors are pretty sharp too!!! I use them on my hydrangeas and out in my veggie garden.
You also need something to load all of your fruit/veggies in after you harvest them. Prior to this season, I had been using some really nice baskets that I use in my pantry for harvesting, but a couple of weeks ago I bought two baskets from a thrift store. I think that they are super cute and they were relatively inexpensive (I think they were about $8 each). You can find baskets at your local thrift stores, Etsy or Amazon. I would highly recommend baskets with handles. I would also get different shapes and styles. A couple of flat ones (for flowers, beans, etc.) and deep one or two (for tomatoes and fruit that are round). If I had my way and I wasn’t too concerned with money I would purchase one of these. I love the shape of these, but they are really expensive.
Last, but certainly not least, you need to be mindful of your footwear. I own an insane number of rainboots and I LOVE wearing them while I’m gardening. Because gardening season typically begins during spring month, there could potentially be wet grass, your shoes could get wet because your lugging a watering can or hose all over your yard…I think it’s smart to wear proper footwear in your garden. I love my Hunter Boots and I wear them all of the time while gardening during the spring months.
I really hope you enjoyed this post and it the very least, it was a little helpful! If you have some garden essentials that I didn’t mention, please share them in the comments below. As I shared earlier, I am by no means an expert and I am definitely still learning.
I would love to know what tools you consider essential 🙂 I also have a mini gardening supply haul up on my YT channel. You can check that video out here.
’til next time!