8 products every beginner gardener can use — from a vegetable starter kit to a weeding tool
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- Whether you're just planting some seeds indoors or a complete vegetable garden in your yard, you can make gardening easier and more enjoyable with these eight products.
- From essential tools to soil testers, these must-have products can help make annoyances like weeding more comfortable, increase the success of your first plant babies, and more.
- They're also all available on Amazon for easy ordering and fast shipping.
Whether you want to grow flowers or plants, or even vegetables that you can then enjoy with your family, gardening can be a fun and rewarding activity.
But first, you'll need a few basic supplies like a trowel and some gloves to make your job a little more comfortable. No matter what level of gardener you are, or whether you're working indoors or out, you'll find ways to make gardening easier with these picks.
Best of all, they're on Amazon for easy ordering, so you can just go down the list and add them all to your cart. Here's to your newfound green thumb.
Essential tools to get startedAmazon
If you purchase all of the basic gardening tools you need individually, you'll be looking at a steep bill. The UKOKE 12-Piece Garden Tool Set offers a comprehensive selection of gardening tools at an impressively affordable price.
The kit contains a cast aluminum alloy trowel, cultivator, hand rake, weeder, and transplanter, along with carbon steel pruning shears and a stainless steel pair of hand snips for trimming flowers. The hand tools feature an ergonomic design with a soft grip handle which helps to prevent slipping and hand fatigue.
Additional tools include gloves, a kneeling pad, a spray bottle, and a waterproof garden apron. Everything fits into the included tote bag. These aren't top-of-the-line garden tools, but in terms of the overall assortment included and performance, they're worth the investment, especially if you're just getting into gardening. For heavy-duty use or use in hard, clay soil, you'll want to upgrade to heavier tools, but this set will get the hobby gardener started.
Quality yet affordable gardening glovesAmazon
The Atlas Gardening Gloves outperform other gloves on multiple fronts from overall durability to the natural feel.
I love these gloves because while they offer excellent protection against thorns and scrapes, I can still feel thin branches through them for increased dexterity and control. They're breathable, so they don't get hot and uncomfortable during the summer, but the nitrile coating is strong. Unlike thicker leather gloves, these naturally curve and bend with your hands, and I can comfortably wear them for multiple hours at a time.
It's evident that careful design and thought went into creating these gloves. There are no seams in the fabric and they're even machine washable. I particularly like the longer cuff, which offers you a little extra coverage without adding too much heat.
If you anticipate doing a lot of gardening and needing multiple pairs of gloves, you can save some money by purchasing the Atlas Gardening Gloves in a four-pack on Amazon for $16.77.
A special seat to reduce the strain on your knees and backAmazon
You may feel just great digging around in the dirt for hours — until you stand up. Then your knees and back will let you know they don't agree with all of the work you just did.
The Vertex Garden Rocker is designed to help keep you comfortable when you're weeding or planting, reducing the strain that gardening puts on your knees and back. The rocker features a contoured seat with a foam cushion that swivels and twists, giving you the support you need without restricting your movement. You can also adjust the height to find the position that's most comfortable for you.
Weighing just three pounds, this seat is pretty versatile, so you can also use it when painting, crafting, and more.
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