Stock Your Potting Shed With These Editor-Approved Items

We're rooting for you! Use our checklist to get your potting shed in tip-top shape and ready for growing season.

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March 09, 2020

Picture a small, sun-lit cottage on the edge of your property, where you'll find neatly stacked bags of soil and tools hung with care, and you'll have a pretty good idea of why so many gardeners dream of owning a potting shed. Not only are these outbuildings utterly charming, but they're also far more ideal for potting plants and storing gardening equipment than a garage or basement.

But what, exactly, goes in a potting shed, you ask? Well, that's entirely up to you — but we can certainly think of some essentials. Scroll on to shop our supply list and make sure that your potting shed contains everything you'll need come gardening season.

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The piece de resistance of any potting shed is, of course, the potting bench — an all-in-one work station specifically designed for gardening tasks. And this one should be at the very top of your list. Crafted from sturdy acacia wood, the table features multiple shelves, four removable hooks, a special fold-out surface and a hidden basin for collecting dirt. It'll look so good while getting the job done!

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This one's a given. Keep your plants happy by keeping your potting shed stocked with plenty of nutrient-rich soil. This bag by Miracle-Gro works well for indoor and outdoor container plants and is basically a steal for 25 quarts at just $10.

$84.99 $49
42% Off!

Every inch of space counts when you're working in tight quarters. Hang this pegboard behind your potting bench to organize smaller tools like spades and trowels. The perforated panels are completely customizable so you can add hooks and wire baskets, too.


You'll never forget to water your plants when you have such a pretty reminder sitting in your potting shed. Choose from the "Black," "Green" and "Moss" hues pictured above, and then use the pre-galvanized steel can to give any parched plants a drink. You'll also be happy to know that it can hold up to 5 liters and comes with a built-in filter as well.


Is it ever a bad idea to have a brush and dustpan on hand? Clean up messes in a pinch by keeping this set in your potting shed. Add a small hook to your pegboard or wall to hang it up and out of the way while you're working.


If your potting shed just so happens to be climate-controlled and pest-proof, then we're giving you the green light to store your seeds in it. Reap the rewards of a successful season again and again by saving your seeds and organizing them in this steel tin. A thin divider separates the left and right sides to make finding your favorite packets a breeze, while the compact case itself promises to take up very little shelf space.

$26 - $32

Ceramic planters and bags of fertilizer can be surprisingly heavy and difficult to carry, so it's definitely a good idea to keep a dolly in your potting shed. This particular rubber rolling cart is capable of holding up to 500 lbs and has five wheels with steel ball bearing casters so you can easily move your supplies around.


Isn't this gardening apron just darling? When you need an extra hand (and want to keep your clothes free from dirt and debris), slip into this feminine frock. The A-line silhouette has two pockets stitched into the side to hold smaller tools and can easily be hung on a hook.


Spare yourself some serious second-guessing later on in the season by keeping your potting shed stocked with these copper plant markers. For just $18, you'll receive a set of ten, which are reusable and can be written on with the included grease pencil.


Every sanctuary could use some decor, don't you think? Make your new home-away-from-home feel like a true haven by adding a few lanterns and this adorable, coconut fiber doormat to the entrance. In addition to trapping dirt, it'll remind you to "leave your worries at the door." Yes, please!

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