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Are you just starting your garden out? If so remember to start small. Gardening can become very overwhelming quickly. If you start small and grow into a bigger garden you are much more likely to enjoy it. Here is a Raised Garden Bed 4’x4’x9″ that is perfect for starting your adventure in gardening. It is easy to put together, very affordable, and won’t take up a lot of space. If you are interested in a slightly bigger garden here is a Raised Garden Bed 4’x6’x9″.
Now you can go a purchase a bunch of tools, but in my opinion, you only need 3 essential tools: a trowel, a transplanter and a cultivator. You can get this 3-Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set for about $12.00 and they will last forever! I like this particular brand because of the soft cushioned handles. Not only is it great to hold on to and comfortable, it is also slip proof and when your hands get wet, these tools are super easy to use!
If there is one book that I could not live without when it comes to gardening, this would be that book! All New Square Foot Gardening from Mel Bartholomew is the most amazing book and teaches you how to garden in the most efficient way possible. If you have limited funds, limited space or are just new to gardening, then this is the book for you. This is how I learned how to do everything and I still refer back to his book even though I have been gardening now over 10 years.