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.

Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more.
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.

$149.99
World Market

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!

$9.97
The Home Depot

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
Wayfair
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.

$78
Terrain

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.

$8.99
Amazon

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.

$38
Terrain

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
Terrain

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.

$65
Anthropologie

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.

$18
Terrain

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.

$42
Anthropologie

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!

Next Up

10 Small Storage Sheds You Need Now Under $350

These little storage sheds won’t break the bank or become an eyesore in the yard.

The Best Outdoor Storage Sheds on Amazon in 2024

Today’s storage shed options are more attractive than you think.

The Best Products on Amazon to Organize Your Garage, Shed and Basement

We rounded up the best organizers to tackle the worst parts of the home to clean.

10 Backyard Greenhouses You Can Buy Online

Keep your green thumb occupied and protect your plants from the elements with these greenhouse finds.

28 Garden Tools and Essentials for Year-Round Care

When you're ready to grow, use our green-thumb shopping list to find great garden tools, gear and more, with top picks from HGTV editors.

Solo Stove's Bonfire 2.0 Is the Perfect Portable Fire Pit for Backyards and Beyond

If you're in the market for a versatile wood-burning smokeless fire pit that looks as good as it works, this one checks all the boxes.

11 Great Garden Trellises for Climbing Vines, Blooms and Vegetables

Add support and style to your landscape design with these beautiful garden trellises.

The Best Chimineas to Warm Up Your Outdoor Space

From midcentury modern to Southwestern, these outdoor chimineas are stylish and ready for cool nights.

HGTV Magazine's 2022 Gift Guide

The HGTV Magazine editors picked their favorite 50 gifts under $50. Find something amazing (and affordable) for everyone on your list!

The Best Heating Pads of 2023

Soothe aches and pains in minutes with these top-rated heating pads on Amazon.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.