14 Gardening Tools and Accessories Every Budding Gardener Needs

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Gardening is not only a relaxing way to spend your time, but it also produces tangible — and often fragrant (and even delicious) — results. And the best part is you don't need an expansive yard to get your gardening game on — there are boundless botanicals you can plant in containers on your balcony, porch, or even windowsill. But one thing you do need for a successful gardening endeavor is the right tools, plants, and accessories.

Below, we cover some of the best plants, seeds, tools, and accessories you can use to cultivate the garden you've always wanted.

1. True Leaf Market Mini Microgreens Growing Kit, $6.45+

This mini microgreens kit gives you everything you need to grow meal-enhancers like arugula, pea shoots, and salad mix right on your windowsill.

2. Dutch Garden Silk Road Lilies, 3 for $14.99

Dutch Gardens has a ton of perennials you can plant to add seasonal color to your garden, like these gorgeous Silk Road Lillies.

3. DirectGardening Dragon's Blood Sedum, 12 for $4.99

Speaking of perennials, drought-resistant Dragon's Blood Red Sedum are great for enhancing gardens in hot, dry climates.

4. Haws Traditional Watering Can, $78

Water your plant in style with this structural watering can, which comes in three different earthy hues.

5. Anthropologie Classic Canvas Gardening Apron, $65

Protect your clothes and look great doing it with this canvas gardening apron.

6. Spring Hill Nursery Dutch Iris Mix, $19.99

Plant these baby bulbs in the fall and you'll receive a beautiful mix of spring irises in return.

7. Cratejoy My Garden Box, $35.50/month

This subscription delivers a themed plant box to your door every month, complete with step-by-step planting instructions, soil, seeds, and care information.

8. Bloomist Ivory Wabi Sabi Vase, $108

Give your fresh flowers the presentation they deserve with this one-of-a-kind porcelain vase.

9. Urban Leaf Herb Start Kit, $17

Small space? No problem. This kit includes eight dwarf and compact herb seed varieties that only require a square foot or two, with yummy offerings like mint, parsley, and chives.

10. JJ Handmade GiftsShop Personalized Garden Tools Set, $20.99

You can personalize this three-piece gardening kit with any name, making it a great gift for a gardener you love (including yourself).

11. Modern Sprout Live Well Gift Set, $50

Combine your love of gardening and cocktails with this botanical bar kit, featuring a complete hydroponic system: Seeds to grow organic mint, muddler, pinch dish, and jigger.

12. Sustainable Village Brass Plant Mister, $26

If you don't live in the humid climate that many plants crave, then this plant mister will come in very handy while looking great on your table.

13. Click and Grow Smart Garden 9, $199.95

Short on natural light? Bring the sun to you with this smart garden that comes with built-in grow lights and automatic watering features.

14. Anthropologie Floral Garden Weeder Gloves, $14

Invest in these floral gardening gloves to get down and dirty without messing up your manicure.


Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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