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Must-have’s for the Beginner Gardener

As a beginner in the gardening world, I wanted to share my “must-have’s”. These are the 8 things I have ordered from Amazon that I will absolutely use in my garden this year. Don’t worry, I’ve done all the research for you! Here are eight practical things you need in your garden this year if you are a beginner like me! You can find them on Amazon here.

  1. The Gardener’s Logbook. This garden journal I found on Amazon allows you to keep a plant log of everything you are growing, what is working and what’s not, your plans for next year and so on. This journal is a life saver when planning for your garden.
  2. Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners. This is the book I’m currently reading. Of course this is most helpful and if you are like me, doing a raised garden bed. This book covers so much; from soil pH to how to build your bed, how to keep your soil maintained for the next gardening season and so on.
  3. Plant Grow Light. This LED plant lamp is a must have for starting your seedlings indoors! I plan to start my seeds a few weeks before the frost and then transplant them into my garden bed. These lights will allow me to do so by helping me keep the plants warm and full of light!
  4. Peat Pots! Once again, if you are looking to start your seeds indoors to extend your growing season, these peat pots are a must. You can plant them directly into your garden and the pots will disintegrate. No need to worry about bothering the roots during a transplant!
  5. Garden Tool Set. This set I have is simple and everything you need for your garden bed.
  6. Plant Labels. I LOVE this bamboo set. It comes with a black marker. Very simple and looks great in any garden.
  7. Compost Bin. This compost bin I have linked is SO simple and easy to put together. It is one of the cheapest options for a compost bin and it does such a great job. You can put this wherever you’d like. It’s very lightweight and you can make it however big or small you need it to be.
  8. Soil pH Meter. This meter is a 3-in-1, moisture/light/pH tester and a must have for beginner gardeners!
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