With gardening season on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about the type of things you want to get for your garden this year. Are you going to do something special this year? Any special plants? Any special construction projects? While a garden is definitely a personal thing and there is no “right” type of garden for everyone, there are definitely a few things that every gardener should at least consider getting for their garden.
These are great for growing a wide range of plants. First of all, in the summer they are perfect for tomatoes. This is especially true if you live somewhere that has a lot of chilly nights even during the summer. Since things like tomatoes and zucchinis need heat and humidity to grow to their peak, it’s important to have something like this on hand of you want to get those huge tomatoes you’ve been dreaming about. In the spring and fall, these greenhouses also make PERFECT areas to grow mushrooms.
These are what I would call an essential component of even a small backyard garden. Sure, you can buy the fertilizers and nutrients to make your soil strong– but why? What’s the point of spending money on something that you can get for free? Sure, there is the initial cost with a composter, but this is greatly mitigated by the years of soil amendments that you’re not being forced to buy every year.
Out of all the things you can buy for your garden this year, a rain barrel may be one of the most cost effective. If you have a regular shingled roof then I wouldn’t recommend using the water from your rain barrel on any food plants. The chemicals in your roof leech into the water, and that’s not something I want to put on my food. However, the water from the roof is perfectly fine for your flowers and any other ornamental landscaping that you don’t want to spend money on the water for.