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Garden with a German (part 3): Supplies, Tools and Equipment

What do you need to start a garden?

I would like to continue with my gardening series and help you be able to make a list of items you potentially need.

Space:

If you are a homeowner and do not have a garden plot you will need a rototiller to prepare the spot. If you do not own a tiller, perhaps you can find a friend to borrow from or rent one for a couple hours. Some cities also have community gardens where you can rent a plot to use for the summer months! You will need to till at the beginning of each season. My husband also tills at the end of the summer.

Space hack: If you live in a place that cannot facilitate an in-ground garden, you can simply purchase some larger flower pots or a whiskey barrel and plant a few items. For example, a tomato plant, spinach, herbs, or peppers.

Supplies:

Here is a list of the essential items I need with me, almost always!

  • Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses and/or a hat
  • Long sleeve t-shirt for when harvesting (Tomato plants make me itch!)
  • Music! Crank the tunes and enjoy the weather!

Tools:

  • Full size rake/shovel/hoe
  • Hand size shovel
  • Garden hose or water container to use for hauling water to the garden.
  • Sprinkler, A soaker hose
  • Shears/scissor

Equipment:

Here are a couple more of MY must-haves:

  • Foam pad for kneeling
  • Cages (store bought or home made) will protect the heavier vegetables (tomato/peppers).
  • Coffee cans, ice cream buckets or milk jugs to protect the young plant
  • Weed pulling tool*
  • Hole digging tool*
  • Rocking stool*

*optional and are not needed, but are handy and fun to have!

Keep your eyes open at stores during the end of the summer for clearance items that will help you build your gardening aresonal!

Keep your eyes open at stores during the end of the summer for clearance items that will help you build your shed!

I am curious how many of you garden? If so, how big is it? Do you think you consider yourself to have a green thumb?

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I cannot wait to share tomorrow’s green house goodies with you all!
Jena

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