Courtesy of Lehman’s
Lehman’s Outdoor Cypress Wooden Potting Table provides a stylish, multi-tiered workspace for storing gardening supplies, as well as for potting, transplanting, and dividing plants. This smooth, spacious, waist-high table is built in Ohio by Amish craftspeople. The interchangeable slatted or solid tabletop inserts make for a versatile workstation, depending on your needs. You can alternately remove one piece of the tabletop to scoop soil from the 14-gallon Rubbermaid bin below, which slides conveniently into a track underneath the table. In addition to all this, its stainless steel fasteners won’t rust.
Associate Editor Jessica Mitchell says, “I’m delighted by this potting table’s earthy, cypress-wood smell alone. But it also offers lots of room and storage for all our gardening requirements. My favorite feature is the bin that slides in and out underneath the table; we store our soil and trowels there. And it makes for easy cleanup: If we spill soil on the tabletop, we just swipe the soil right back into the attached bin.”
Courtesy of Garden In Minutes
True to its name, you can construct a garden in minutes with the Garden in Minutes Raised Garden Kit. We’ve proven it here at Ogden Publications by putting a kit together in our office garden. The 3-by-6-foot raised bed kit comes with six pre-cut boards, which conveniently interlock with one another, complete with long nails to secure the corners of the boards in place. We do recommend a couple extra hands to help anchor the boards, and we also found a hammer useful for pounding in the nails. The kit comes with its own made-to-fit grid irrigation system and timer, which conveniently hooks up to a garden hose.
Digital Content Assistant Queren King-Orozco says, “We were able to transplant our seedlings and set up the irrigation system the same day we set up the garden bed. The watering timer helps us conserve water and stay cool indoors!”
$280.00 for a 3-by-6 kit
Garden In Minutes
Courtesy of BasicGardenTool
No garden is complete without the Basic Garden Tool, or BGT. It’s a multipurpose shovel, weeder, hoe, ice remover, and it can even dig through rocks. It’s made in the U.S. by the inventor himself and his employees, which include disabled American veterans. The BGT is made to fit any height in available lengths of short, regular, long, and extra-long. If you want to use it mostly for shoveling, the BGT Pro Series is designed with shorter and stouter side-necks for just this purpose. This nifty product cuts down on costs for multiple garden tools, and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Heirloom Gardener Merchandise Manager Randy Smith says, “I love the BGT because it lasts for years, and the heavy-duty serrated cutting blade is great for getting those pesky weeds, whether you’re pushing or pulling to cut the roots. And each tool comes with a pair of Grip-Tite Otterback garden gloves to make weeding and hoeing even easier.”
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Courtesy of Berry Hill Drip Irrigation
The Super Garden Drip Kit from the irrigation specialists at Berry Hill Drip Irrigation waters up to 20 rows of plants simultaneously. Depending on how many rows you have, you can adjust the pressure gauge until the pressure drops to 6 pounds per square inch (psi). Berry Hill admits you may have to replace the drip tape after 3 to 4 years, but they verify that the kit itself will last a lifetime.
Digital Content Assistant Queren King-Orozco says, “It’s a perfect watering system for the sprawling garden behind our office. With four people, setup was easy, and extra pieces of drip tape in the kit came in handy when we had to fix a snag caused by a tiller mishap. Hoses come with pre-cut holes, and the kit’s pressure meter ensures that we’re getting the right amount of water to the garden. Our morning watering routine is now done with precision, and this seems to save a lot of water. Using the kit also saves time, as we no longer have to hook up a sprayer, unwind the hose, and manually spray each crop. Instead, we simply turn on the spigot and let it do its watering magic.”
$185.00 per kit (includes 1,000 feet of drip tape)
Berry Hill Drip Irrigation
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