When you think of garden tools, you think of the rakes and shovels used to help maintain a beautiful outdoor garden. What you don’t think of is all the tools you can use to help make your indoor garden flourish and your job just a little bit easier. We will go over a few of the necessary tools used to keep your indoor garden thriving.
An all-angle sprayer is a commodity to many indoor plants. It provides that quick misting of water for those plants that need some extra hydration or plants that thrive in a moist environment. It also is important to have as it helps to remove dust and dirt buildup from the leaves, increasing your plants' ability to efficiently photosynthesize sunlight.
The transplanting trowel is key in the process of planting new indoor plants into pots. It can also be used to move a small growing plant to a larger pot to best accommodate and encourage new growth. This trowel is ideal for indoor plants of any size. The trowel helps you loosen the soil around the plant and ensures that you are collecting all of the plant and its roots before placing it into its new pot. Having a tool to help with this process also helps avoid unnecessary damage to the plant and its root system!
Carbon Steel Cultivator
A carbon steel cultivator is best used for mixing up your soil, breaking up any chunks of dirt, or raking out any unwanted roots, and the like. Another common use for this tool is to help mix in fertilizer, plant food, or other common soil amendments such as perlite, vermiculite, bark chips, and more. This tool, while it is not vital in caring for your indoor plants, sure makes certain tasks much easier to handle.
The bypass pruner is one of the most popular hand pruners because they offer a clean cut. These pruners are incredibly important in maintaining a healthy plant. They are oftentimes used for pruning plants to help encourage growth or used to remove dead or dying leaves and stems. A clean cut with sharp pruners will help reduce damage and help your plant recover quicker!
Standard Bulb Planter
When planting new indoor plants that arrive as a bulb, such as amaryllis bulbs or paperwhites that are often seen throughout the holiday season, it is important to maintain the correct depth for planting so that your plant does not take extra time to reach the light and has adequate space to grow. Planting a bulb at proper depth ensures that, as your plant grows, it stays strong and does not fall over due to lack of support. The bulb planter helps by doing the measurement work for you so you can be confident that it is being planted correctly.
Rapitest Soil Kit
Having a soil kit in your home is vital for indoor plant gardeners. These kits not only allow you to test the pH levels of your soil, but they also allow you to test the nitrogen, phosphate, and potash content in your soil. Since some houseplants can have a picky taste in soil, these soil kits give you a better understanding of what the problem may be if your plant is struggling to grow or if your plant is experiencing a deterioration in health. Be sure that these kits are stored in a high space as they do contain chemicals and are not safe for children or animals.
A good pair of work gloves like these premium work gloves, made from real leather, is extremely important to have in your indoor garden supply kit. Because some indoor plants are prickly or contain a skin-irritating sap, it is important to work with a pair of gloves. This ensures that you are protecting your skin from unnecessary pokes and irritation, and also helps you protect the plants you are handling from unnecessary damage.
These sturdy twists are important for young plants that are growing as well as plants with vining features. For young, larger plants, these twists can tie a plant stem to a wood insert or stake to keep the plant stable and straight as it continues to grow. Don’t forget to check in on the growth and remove them if they start to get too tight or as soon as the plant is ready to stand on its own. For the plants with long vines, these twists can be used to keep the vines in any place you want them to continue to grow without falling down or getting in the way.
Plant “T” Labels
For avid indoor gardeners, these plant labels can be beneficial in keeping track of your current plant selection as well as labeling new plants you may be growing or propagating. Another cool way these labels can be used is to write basic care instructions for new indoor plant gardeners to ensure they remember the proper care for each type of plant.