Essential for beginners

Essential for beginners

Top Gardening Tools: Essential for beginners

We fill our gardens with plants and we tend to overlook the tools and equipment that we need to keep these plants at their best. Now let's be honest, some of these are not “ mandatory” but they do make your gardening life easier! Let's look at some gardening tools that you might want to keep in handy!

  1. Watering can: 

It is obvious you have to water your plants, but with a watering can you be fancy! A watering can is basically a portable container with a handle to hold and a funnel with holes attached at the end. 

There are 2 types of cans Metal and plastic. Metal ones usually have a big container which is heavy but they last for a long time, but they are prone to rust. On the other hand, plastic ones are smaller and lighter comparatively, but plastic contaminates the water which can be harmful to your edible plants. Otherwise, either of them does a good job. Other than the convenience and the knick-knacks, a water can with a thin, long spout can come in handy when watering pots that are slightly hard to reach, or when you want to avoid touching the foliage (succulents).

Watering can

  1. Pots:

    It is important to take the features into consideration before buying a pot. Buying the wrong pot can lead to waste of time, money and can also damage your plants. The 3 main features are: 
Pots for plants


A container should have adequate drainage holes. Plants need room to grow and they also need enough facility to let the excess water flow away and not get clogged inside the pot.


Porous containers such as those made from terracotta or clay, timber and other natural materials allow moisture and airflow through them. They help to keep the soil cool, help drain excess water, allows air to circulate through the roots.


Moist soil gets very heavy when wet. A heavy pot is obviously going to make it harder to move around. So, it may not be the best option for indoor plants, especially if you keep moving them around to change the look of the room or garden. If you often repot or change the containers, a lighter container is the way to go! 

However, if you want stability in a windy or exposed position, then a heavy container may be a better choice for heavy or tall plants. If you know for sure that you won’t be removing the plant from the pot for a prolonged period of time, you can keep them in sturdy pots!

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