If you have recently given birth to a new crop of vegetables and herbs, you may want to get started on creating a gardening supplies list. A gardening supplies list is simply a collection of items for your garden that you will use seasonally or even grow all year long. Many people start with the seeds and plants that they will grow in the fall, grow them through the winter, pick some of the flowers in the spring, and return to their gardens in the summer to harvest plants and fruits. Others simply start a garden in the summer, use the plants and flowers that they have in the fall, and then return to their gardens in the winter to harvest vegetables, fruit, and other plants. Regardless of whether you have a small garden or a sprawling garden, it can be very beneficial to create a gardening supplies list so that you will know where everything is when you need it. It will also be easier to take care of all of your garden’s needs if you have a gardening supplies list.
On your gardening supplies list, include all of the tools that you will need to prepare your garden soil for planting. First, you need to buy or rent a spade or trowel to prepare the soil. You can either purchase a spade that you plan to use year-round, or you can rent one from a local gardening supply store if you are starting a small garden and only have room to spare for one item. Choose the type of spade that is easiest to use. If you are going to use soil that you mix in with the potting soil, choose a spade with a larger opening for adding the soil, so that you do not waste time adding the soil to the spade and then taking it out to be mixed in with the potting soil.
Another item on your gardening supplies list should be a good set of gardening gloves. These gloves are usually made of cotton and latex and are designed to protect your hands while you work in the garden. The reason that gloves are necessary is that you don’t want your hands to get too hot when you are working. If you don’t wear them, you can run the risk of cutting your finger tendons or damaging your skin. In addition, you will need a hat to protect your head, and most good gardening stores carry a wide selection of gardening hats.
Other items on your gardening supplies list should include a bag of top soil, and some compost or decomposed garden fertilizer. When you buy top soil, look for one that has been composted. Composted garden fertilizers are much healthier than store-bought fertilizers, and they also add nutrients back into the soil so that plants can use them. A good bag of compost can last for years if used regularly, and if mixed into the soil before you plant, you can spread it evenly throughout your garden. Some people like to add some liquid fertilizer to the compost as well, which works well also. Before you purchase your compost or decomposed fertilizer, however, check with the fertilizer company to make sure that it will be compatible with the type of soil you have in your garden.
If you are starting a flower garden, there are some additional items that you might need to buy, such as an arrangement kit. Most flower gardeners find that it is easier to use a small spray bottle, which they can easily keep handy. These sprays contain nectar or other nutrients that help plants grow better. In addition to the spray, you will need an assortment of tools, including a knife, a pair of garden shears, a pair of garden hose, and a spade. These tools can be bought separately from the gardening supplies list that you have prepared, but if you plan to buy them all at once, it’s a good idea to buy them all from the same place so that you can make your purchases at one time.
If you are planning to grow plants in indoor gardens, you will need pots, planters, containers, and soil. The pots that you buy for your plants should be large enough to hold a reasonable number of plants, and you should check the packaging to ensure that the pots are designed to hold moisture. You can choose from clay pots or plastic pots, depending on the type of climate and soil conditions that you are getting. A garden soil that is too wet will not be conducive to growing plants, and vice versa.