Whether you have experience growing herbs or are just starting to develop your green thumb, the world of herb gardening is quite rewarding. But let’s face it: even the most skilled gardeners need the right tools and supplies to cultivate their leafy companions successfully. This shopping guide delves into the herb garden essentials that will get you started and help you level up your game.
I’ve been growing herbs for many years and worked on an herb farm. They’re wonderful to grow and are useful as well as being beautiful. Most herbs grow best outdoors, but there are a handful that do well indoors, too.
From having the right soil amendments, to herb kits, to lightweight planters and much more, we equip you with the essential herb garden tools. Let’s take your herb-growing journey to the next level!
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2) VegTrug 8 Pocket Herb Garden
With eight individual pockets, this outdoor raised planter keeps the herb plants in place without taking up too much space. This garden is great because there’s no bending over or kneeling on the ground when tending or harvesting your herbs. The shelf on the bottom is handy for storage. This would be well suited for a small garden, patio, or balcony.
3) Fiskars Micro-Tip Pruning Snips
A JoyUsGarden favorite, these snips make pruning and harvesting herbs a breeze. They’re long-lasting and easy on the wallet. You’ll have no problem giving your annual or perennial herbs a prune with these sharp, precise snips.
4) Small Steel Watering Can
This long spout watering can is perfect for watering herbs indoors. The vintage look can double as a chic room accent, both decorative and functional. It also makes a thoughtful and memorable gift for friends who love gardening.
5) Large Steel Watering Can
Available in a variety of colors, this high-quality metal watering can is durable and corrosion-resistant. We love the range of colors and how they will pop in your herb and vegetable garden.
We have lots of posts on herb gardening for you to read. You’ll find them easy to understand & helpful!
6) Coco Bliss Coco Coir Fiber Soil Discs
Coco Bliss is an environmentally friendly and sustainable growing medium that’s natural and organic. Coco coir is ideal for growing plants, seedlings, cuttings, and herbs in indoor and outdoor gardens!
7) Sunkit Seed Starting System
The kit includes a high-quality heat mat, a 72-cell seedling tray, and a waterproof tray to go underneath. The humidity dome, with adjustable vents, will help you maintain moist soil. You’ll have everything your young plants need early this spring to get them germinating.
8) Easy To Grow Herb Garden Seeds
Renee’s Garden is our seed company of choice. I’ve met her, and can vouch for the quality of seeds she offers. This is for gardeners who want an herb garden in containers, kitchen windowsills, or small spaces. The seed pack contains five packets of the most popular herbs. It’s a good choice to get you on your way to having the best herbs at your fingertips.
Check out this list of Herbs For Cooking. You’ll want to grow them all!
9) Smart Pots
These soft-sided fabric containers are lightweight pots that are much easier to move around when filled with well-drained soil than clay or ceramic containers. They hold their shape nicely, and the porous fabric allows for good drainage and air circulation. This is one of our favorite things on the list.
10) Fort Vee Seed Starting Mix
Using the right seed starting mix is critical for the successful germination of tiny seeds. When you plant your seeds in this mix, your herbs will have the best possible start in life.
11) Natural Wooden Plant Stakes
Wooden plant labels are just the ticket for identifying and keeping track of your newly sown seeds and seedlings. Stick these into your large or small pots to keep track of what you’re growing.
12) Down to Earth Organic Fertilizer
Easy to use Bio Fish organic fertilizer is high in nitrogen and phosphorus. It can be mixed into planting beds and containers, added to the planting hole when transplanting seedlings, and used to boost the performance of your garden throughout the season.
13) Seedlings Silicone Seed Starting Trays
These reusable silicone propagation trays make starting, growing, and transplanting seedlings much easier and more successful! Rooted seedlings slip out with their roots intact with ease. These are next on my list of herb garden essentials to buy!
I grow quite a few herbs in my garden and use them every day. I hope these herb garden essentials inspire you to start or continue your journey of creating your own herb garden!
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Nell, the founder of Joy Us garden, was born into a gardening family and grew up in Connecticut’s countryside. After living in Boston, New York, San Francisco, & Santa Barbara, she now calls the Arizona desert home. She studied horticulture & garden design, working in the field all her life. Nell is a gardener, designer, blogger, Youtube creator, & author. She’s been gardening for a very long time & wants to share what she’s learned with you.