15 Fall Gardening Essentials Under $50
Get your garden ready for fall with these outdoor must-haves you can grab on Amazon.
If you're a gardening newbie, it can feel overwhelming figuring out where to start. Which tools do you need? Which can you skip? This handy kit is an excellent option for gardening beginners. There are eight tools as well as a convenient carrying bag.
BUY IT: Amazon, $27.99
Your knees will quickly let you know that becoming a gardening aficionado is no joke. There's no way to avoid spending time on the ground when you're tending to your garden, but you may as well be comfortable while you do it. This foldable, padded stool works as both a kneeler and a seat and will quickly become one of your most-loved gardening necessities.
BUY IT: Amazon, $26.09
Bamboo gardening gloves are a thing now. These gardening gloves are breathable, and they'll keep your hands warm in the cold seasons and cool in the warm seasons. They have bare-hand sensitivity (no need to take them on and off), and they even work with your phone's touchscreen.
BUY IT: Amazon, $9.97
Even if you slather on sunblock, you'll still be spending a lot more time in the sun than usual. Invest in a comfortable hat like this one. The lanyard keeps it from blowing off your head in the wind, and with UPF +50, you'll still get adequate sun protection.
BUY IT: Amazon, $17.49
Gloves? Check. Hat? Check. Now you need a stylish yet functional gardening apron like this one. With plenty of pockets, you can store all the tools you need, as well as your phone. There's a cross-back strap design to prevent back pain for gardeners of all ages.
BUY IT: Amazon, $19.99
Toiling around in the garden requires the proper shoes. Sloggers' garden shoes, made from 100-percent recyclable material, feature an exclusive all-day comfort insole and a heavy-duty lug tread for excellent traction in a variety of conditions. The best part? They can be hosed off or wiped clean with a wet cloth.
BUY IT: Amazon, $32.95
This seed-growing kit is a fun take on all the standard veggies you might see in your produce section but with a twist: purple carrots, blue corn, yellow and rainbow chard, and broccoli. Taste the rainbow while you're eating your veggies.
BUY IT: Amazon, $21.47
If you're just getting into gardening, you might not want to spend too much money on all the gadgets available. That's why we love this collapsible hanging rack. You can use it to dry out your freshly-grown herbs and veggies to use for cooking or making teas.
BUY IT: Amazon, $13.95
No matter how much space you have, you can still figure out a way to get your gardening groove on. This metal raised gardening bed is a perfect solution if you want to keep all your flowers or veggies in one spot. With 12-inch walls, there's plenty of room for everything to spread out, and galvanized steel means there won't be any rusting.
BUY IT: Amazon, $49.92
Whether you're a beginner or a master gardener, you can prep for the fall growing season with an inspiring gardening book. Kelly Smith Trimble, HGTV.com's editorial director, released this book over the summer that's full of bite-sized advice and inspiration, organized by season. From growing tips to recipes, this beautifully illustrated book is one you'll reach for again and again whenever you need a little gardening guidance.
BUY IT: Amazon, $11.56