It is finally warm enough for the garden to start again. This means trips to the flower and home shops as well as the bulbs and trellis stores.

If you want to test your thumbs but don’t have much space outside, our indoor gardening options will help. You can use grow lamps or herb garden kits that are fully equipped and ready to go.

For traditional gardeners who want to get out and start digging, there are new gadgets available. You can place mini-greenhouses in your garden, or large flowerbeds that can hold your favorite fruits and veggies.

Best indoor gardening tools

1. Click to Grow the Smart Garden, $139.95

Click and Grow

No natural light in your apartment No problem.

Click and Grow is easy to use, so you can grow your own herb, flower, or vegetable garden right on your kitchen counter. First, insert the plant pods that you wish to grow. Next, add water to the machine and it will take care of the rest.

We also tested our green thumb and reviewed the device last year, loving the fresh basil, lettuce and herbs the little box was able to yield.

2. The ēdn SmallGarden, $200

A small indoor basil garden

Grow your own herbs to make your Apple-enabled smart house even smarter. You will never have to pay for them again at the grocery store.

Sold on Apple’s site, the ēdn brand garden is powered by your home WiFi, fully equipped with a grow light and a water notification system to make sure your herbs are properly hydrated, even if you forget. This set comes with 10 basil seed pods, but you can also buy more in a variety of herbs and flowers.

3. HAMAMA Home Microgreens Growing kit, $40

A bed of microgreens

Eat your greens — even if they are micro.

Amazon’s microgreen gardening kit is a great option for anyone looking to get into the hobby. The kit comes with a seed blanket that will sprout in 7 days and then be ready for harvesting again.

4. Blooming Tables Entryway Table, $299

A white table with a glass clear top and green plants coming out of it

You don’t have to limit your green space to the backyard. You can have blooming plants in every room of the house.

A Blooming Table is a table or desk that can be used to grow houseplants. It saves valuable floor space. Instead of a planter sitting on your counter or floor, the planter here can be used as a desk or table. It also includes a glass top that can be used to hold your morning coffee and a glass topper. Water the plants like you would any other and don’t worry about overwatering, as there is a drain valve on the bottom to get rid of any excess.

5. 4-Tier Mini Portable Indoor Outdoor Greenhouse w/ Steel Shelves, $55

An indoor and outdoor four shelf green house with plants in it
Best Choice Products

Spring has finally arrived and could be blooming in you backyard.

This greenhouse shelving unit can be easily placed against a wall and is designed for small spaces. The shelf includes a plastic greenhouse cover that keeps bugs out of herbs and maintains constant humidity to promote plant growth. Each shelf can hold 20 pounds. So load up your flowers, herbs, and other greenery and add some greenery to the backyard.

6. Kings Gardening Clever Pot Self Watering Pot, $31

A black owl-shaped plant pot

This adorable planter will remind you to water your indoor plants every day.

The owl-shaped planter is cute and can automatically water your plants for up 10 days. The eyes on the owl indicate the water level, and once the planter is looking down, it’s time to refill.

7. 75W LED Grow light for indoor plants, $30

A red and blue grown light over animations of plants

You must ensure that your indoor plants have enough light and are not jealous of their outdoor friends.

This grow light will provide you with a full spectrum lights using IR and ultraviolet panels. The lamp can be used for all types of house plants, including herbs, vegetables, bonsai, bonsai, and many others.

8. Double Macrame Hanger, $40

A man holding a double macramé plant holder with plants inside

Make the most of one sunny corner in the house by stacking your plants so they can enjoy the sunshine.

This double macramé hanger from Bloomscapes can hold two potted plants at a time, so long as they have between a four- and six-inch diameter. The planter is 51 inches in length and can be secured at the top using the hanging loop.

Best outdoor gardening tools

1. Treblesvals Gardening Handtools, $22

A five piece set of gardening tools with a sunflower print

A great garden starts with hard work — and good tools.

Amazon has a great set in a cute sunflower pattern for you to match your soon growing garden. The set includes everything you will need to get started including a scale shovel (or soil shovel), hand trowel and pruner as well as gloves.

2. UKOKE Garden Tool Set, 12 Piece Aluminum Hand Tool Kit, $33

A set of orange and green gardening tools, gloves, apron, and more

Have tools — will garden.

This kit is perfect for those who want to start from scratch with their garden tool belt. This set, which is sold on Amazon, includes everything you need to get started, other than dirt and actual plants. The 12-piece set includes high quality aluminum tools, gardening gloves and a spray bottle. It also includes a kneeling pad, a kneeling pad, and a water-proof apron.

3.Amagabeli 2 Pack Garden Trellis, $50.99

This white trellis will instantly make your garden the envy and pride of your neighbors, especially if your garden grows around it.

Your vines and flowers will reach the heavens when they wrap up the posts. It is available in beautiful white and a light brown mocha to match your home’s exterior.

4. Colwelt Garden Kneeling Pad Set, $20

A three-piece set of a kneeling pad, gloves and a shovel for gardening

Don’t hurt your knees when tending to the garden.

This set of three from Amazon will prevent sore hands and muddy knees. The main attraction is the kneeling pad, decorated with green and white flowers and made to be cushioned to protect your knees and legs from getting soiled — no pun intended. Next, grab the matching gloves to get started in the garden.

5. Planter with Trellis and Self-Watering Reservoir, $130

Two stand up planters, one white and one brown, with flowers in the bed
Plow & Hearth

It’s a planter. It’s a trellis. It’s both!

This planter/trellis combo gives you the best in gardening. It also features self-watering. Plow and Hearth sells the hybrid in two colors: white and dark brown. The planter and trellis are also available with wheels so that the plants can move around when they need more sun or shade. The tank holds two gallons of water and has indicators that indicate when you need to refill.

6. Zanuary Garden Kneeler and Zanuary Garden Chair with Tool Pouch, $34

A blue gardening tool bench

This Amazon gardening bench is easy to use.

A gardener needs to know what they are doing, just like a carpenter has a tool belt. This bench can be used as a safe, dry place to sit or kneel while planting. It also doubles as a storage bag to store all your seeds and tools.

7. Ketchum Fir Potting Bench, $167

A brown potting station

Get your hands dirty, not your deck.

This Wayfair potting table is stylish and functional, perfect for novice gardeners. The main level includes a tub that holds your dirt. It can be removed to wash it or covered with the attached PVC paper to make it flat and usable. Two shelves are located on the top and bottom, respectively, to store potted plants and watering cans.

8. Kash Wood Planter Box, $107

A wooden planter box

Do you want to plant but your pets keep getting in the way?

Wayfair’s wooden planter will elevate your garden to the next level. The 48-inch planter box measures 15 inches high and comes pre-drilled with holes and screws for easy assembly. The cedar wood has been pre-stained and treated to make it weather-proof, even in summer storms.

9. Ukiber Plant Watering Can, $13

A light blue watering can with detachable spout

For days that nature doesn’t water the plants for you, this is the next best thing.

Amazon sells this sleek watering container. It comes in the light blue color, which screams spring, as an as well as a white or slate gray version. The watering can holds 1.8 liters and has a removable spray nozzle that can be used to water different types of plants.

10. Gardener’s Tool Seat, $44

A green pop-up gardening seat with slots for tools
Uncommon Goods

Planting in your garden every day can be tiring on your knees and back.

This seat from Uncommon Goods is a gardener’s dream, as it is perfect for taking a seat in the hot summer sun while tending to your flowerbeds low to the ground. There are 21 slots on the sides for all your tools.


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