2012 Gardening wish list


Maybe you are looking for something to add to your Christmas list or a fellow gardener you still need to buy for here are a few items on my list…let me know if anyone needs my address (smile).

Indoor Grow Tent Though my homemade computerized grow box works pretty good there is something appealing about having something like this Indoor Grow Tent to provide some more growing space and also clean things up in my growing area in my garage and well as improve the light efficiency with the light reflective properties of the sides of the grow tent.
Seedling Heat Mat Even with my grow box I am always running out of room for my seedlings each winter/spring so having an extra Seedling Heat Mat is a pretty inexpensive way to start some seeds with just the cost of a seedling mat and cheap seed flat you can enable a head start to your garden.
Gardening Kneeling Pad For many years I did most of my gardening squatting down or hunched over now I am getting order I can not maintain these positions as long as before so the addition of a classic kneeling gardening cushion can be just the thing to save my knees as well as my back during prolonged weeding and planting.
Square Foot Gardening Book I have mentioned the book “All New Square Foot Gardening” at least a few times previously and do already own a copy and is a great resource which I turn back to at least once per season.  This is on my list to pick up for friends and family just starting out with gardening as a gift this season.
Kid Friendly Gardening Tools I originally purchased this same set of kid friendly gardening tools when my oldest daughter (11 now) was just barely walking.  Now with our third daughter using them (almost 2) they have held up well but probably is about time to get a new pair.  Not only does this give the kiddos their own tools to “help” in the garden but I must say these are actually quite functional to do a little weeding or minor digging when in a pinch, which I have done at least in a few occasions.
Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook No matter how carefully I plan each year I always seem to miss some dates on either ordering seeds on time or getting seeds into the ground.  The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook helps with this problem by providing weekly reminders of what vegetables you should be order/planting and what preparations you should be doing in your garden.  This can be a very helpful tool in getting a little more organized in your vegetable garden.


Looking for more ideas for yourself or a gardener in your life?  Check out our previous gardener gifts post.

2 Responses to “2012 Gardening wish list”

  1. P;atrick Says:

    What a bevy of good quality gifts. We speak the same language re Square Foot Gardening.
    You should check out my current post: Ten Vegetable Gardening Gifts, Please tell me what you think?

  2. Ronnie Says:

    I have a grow tent, but you can get great chilis, tomatoes… without it. You just need the right light in any “grow box/tent”.

    For seedling mat (heat mat) I have done something different. I know my seedling LOVE heat and I bought at IKEA the GRÖNÖ. Just put in a bulb with low watt and turn the lamp down. Put your nursery tray on top of the lamp. The heat from the lampbulb will go out from the big hole and the nursery tray is laying on the glass and get the heat from the glass. All my seedling love the heat and in just a couple of days they are sprouting. A cheap way to have “underheat” without of the cost of a heating mat.

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