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One of my absolute gardening essentials!! It is even more important to wear a good SPF when spending lots of time outdoors. I adore this sun cream for my face, it’s so light and leaves no white cast. I wear it 365 days a year!
This is a bit of an extravagance but this is what I use to water my seedlings at home. It is so beautiful. I like to call it the Mulberry bag of watering cans.
Live in a flat with no access to growing space? Or want fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter? Hydroponics are your best friend. They are expensive to buy but totally worth it if you have restricted access to outdoor space or would like the taste of fresh tomatoes in winter.
Bamboo canes are so useful for DIY plant supports. They are particularly great if you have an allotment and you don’t want to spend too much. This is a great price for them.
After lots of research these seem to come up on top as the best secateurs for a reasonable price. I use these ones and they are brilliant.
Razor hoes are the BEST hand hoe and have absolutely changed the game for me. Weeding is SO much easier using these incredible tools!
The best multipurpose peat-free compost. I have sowed most of my seeds in this, only using seed compost for the smaller more delicate seeds (such as herbs and some flowers). It has kept my seedlings healthy for a long time without having to feed them. Expensive but totally worth it.
I use a dibber for planting out lots of different seedlings (from a 60 cell seed tray) and also for planting things like broad beans. It saves so much time dibbing instead of digging, plus it doesn’t disturb the soil as much!
For those short on space this has a great capacity for a great price.
Collecting rainwater is great for the planet and better for your plants. Although expensive, this is a great choice if you are concerned about how normal waterbutts look. Not one for the allotment but I’d love one in my own garden.
Great for support for climbing plants such as beans, tall peas and sweet peas.
When using nematodes for pest control you’ll need a coarse watering can rose like this one.
This shade netting is great for brassicas, keeping them safe from the birds, butterflies and also from the intense summer sun which helps prevent them bolting early.
For those who suffer with slug damage, this is the best organic control which is safe for wildlife. Nematodes are the only type of biological control I would use.
The small ones are perfect for 4ft wide beds. I use these for all sorts of vegetables.
I use these hoops with my shade netting for brassicas. It should be tall enough for most brassicas for most of the season (with the exception of Brussel Sprouts and early sown PSB!)
High quality veggiemesh that should last for years. This width is the right width for the round aluminium hoops I use.
The garden fleece I have been using. Quite expensive for fleece but it is much thicker and therefore more durable than the most commonly sold fleece. Mine has even survived 40-50mph winds.
I’d love to recommend one that isn’t just a piece of plastic, but it is very useful having a plastic dough scraper because it has some flexibility.
For scoring the perfect loaf (pun intended!). I currently use a safety razor blade on a skewer but I have my eyes on this. Folds away into a neat little round.
For all your lovely sourdough loaves
I’ve heard great things about this brand and it is great value for money if you want a larger dehydrator.
This is the dehydrator I have. It’s nothing fancy but it is much more compact than other dehyrators I have come across and it does the job. It’s a great option if you don’t have the room for a larger one and has a fantastic range of temperatures.
A great recipe book by no-dig gardener Steph Hafferty. Full of great every day recipes to use up your produce. Many of the recipes are flexible too, enabling you to use whatever veggies you have to hand.
A great book for the keen cook. Recipes are often a bit more complex but so worth it and a great way to show off your home grown veggies!
Not the easiest read, but great for those who want to geek out on soil health.
The best book if you want to save your own seed.
It is written for the American market but much can also be applied here in the UK.
I highly recommend this book if you are new to making your own bread. Lots of information and great for troubleshooting.