Do you have a gardener on your shopping list? Are you a gardener yourself? Then you’ll love these gifts for gardeners – my very favorite go-to tools I use all year.
I discovered the Rogue Hoe at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show last February when my eye caught the White Harvest Seed Company’s exhibit. I explained to the gentleman that I needed a good weeding hoe since my back injury prohibited my bending over much. He pointed me to this one right away and I took his word for it. Later, while walking through the exhibits, an older gentleman saw what I was carrying and told me this was the best hoe he had ever used. A few months later I began using my new toy. Let me tell you. The hype was 100% correct. If you buy ANYTHING on this list, this is it.
I can’t count how many gardening gloves I’ve tried over the years. I found these, again, at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, and they’ve proved to be my go-to gloves. They are thin enough for me to feel what I’m doing, yet durable enough to tackle the toughest jobs. The grip prevents moisture from getting on my skin, which is especially helpful during the wet spring. And they’ve even held up to washing them in the washing machine.
My mom bought me this journal two Christmases ago. I enjoy how I can keep track of multiple years. I primarily use the Design and Garden Log section. It also has blank pages where I keep an inventory of my seeds and plan out my goals each year. An added bonus is it’s durable enough for me to take to the garden with me as I’m planting.
I needed some good secateurs to harvest my crops, but I use it also in trimming vines and other projects. I didn’t know the difference between the expensive ones and the cheap ones but I decided to try a more expensive kind when I saw them up close at the Arkansas Flower & Garden Show. (I know, I’m mentioning that a lot, but it was very helpful for me!) These have been durable and have stayed sharp this whole season. I especially like the two width adjustments, where you can clip different sized stems.
It seems I can never go out to the garden without needing more hands than I have. My garden belt holds my phone (I enjoy listening to podcasts and music as I garden), secateurs, twine, seeds, and anything else I might need. Plus, wearing it makes me feel like a real gardener.
For beginning gardeners, this is a perfect book to get started on the basics. I read this over and over, especially my first year.
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for a gardener in your life, or you are a gardener and want to pass on this blog to your loved ones (with a hint, hint!), I hope these ideas are helpful.
Beginning a garden is so much fun! But it can be very overwhelming, even if you have planted a garden before. It’s hard to know when to start preparing the soil, when to plant, what to plant, and what NOT to do, to achieve a satisfying harvest.
I spent hours and hours researching over the winter before I began my first garden, but I wished I had a step-by-step plan to get me started.
That’s why now that I’ve got a few years under my gardening belt, I’ve created a weekly gardening e-newsletter, which will tell you exactly what you need to do each week. This will take the worry out of planning your garden and instead will give you step-by-step instructions, along with links to valuable resources on the web.
That way you don’t have to spend hours researching like I did, or find yourself in April with an unmanageable to-do-list a mile long.
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