How to Start a Vegetable Garden at Home, Just in Time for Earth Day
Now's the perfect time to cultivate your green thumb.
If you've been spending far more time at home lately, you've probably considered picking up a new hobby or two. And if you're lucky enough to have your own outdoor space, now might be the perfect time to start your own vegetable garden, just ahead of Earth Day. Depending on how much space you have, you can start with anything from a small herb garden all the way up to rows of wooden planters for various fruits and vegetables.
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If you're new to gardening, don't fret; there are plenty of online resources with tips and tricks on how to begin planting vegetables, including this comprehensive guide for beginner gardeners from The Old Farmer's Almanac and vegetable garden tips from The Home Depot.
Keep reading for our favorite tools and supplies for starting your very own vegetable garden. The best part? Everything is available to order online.
Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can
Every garden needs a good watering can. This sleek version can hold 2.6 gallons and has an adjustable head that can sprinkle and pour water onto plants.
To buy: target.com, $17
Freeport Park Cedar Planter Box
If you have the space, a wooden planter box is the perfect home for your newly planted vegetables, since raised garden beds provide better soil drainage and offer a more stable planting environment. In addition to two cedar planter boxes, this set also comes with a tote bag full of gardening supplies, including a trowel shovel, rake hoe, weeder, transplanter, cultivator, pruning shears, watering spray bottle, and gloves.
To buy: wayfair.com, $79
Hudson Valley Seed Co. Seed Packets
There are plenty of choices when it comes to deciding what vegetables to plant, but a few easy-to-grow options include carrots, tomatoes, and lettuce, according to The Home Depot's Garden Club. Terrain has a wide variety of seeds, from veggies to flowers, so you can be sure to find the right combination for your garden.
To buy: shopterrain.com, $4
Miracle-Gro Raised Bed Soil
To fill your new garden beds, good soil is a necessity, of course. This mix is specifically designed for raised garden beds and growing fruits and vegetables.
To buy: truevalue.com, $10
Your new garden wouldn't be complete without the tools necessary to get the job done. To garden in style, head to Terrain, which has everything you need for your gardening projects, from a wood-handled potting scoop to a stainless steel cultivator.
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