Last Updated: August 7, 2022

The 15 Best Garden Tools and Accessories.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 19 min read

Your garden is your happy place, a respite from the daily grind and noisy hubbub of life. After all, lush plants, fragrant soil, and bountiful blossoms have peace and serenity written all over them! Here at Grove, we love gardening, too — and we know that a good day in the garden means lots of digging, pruning, and plucking. Make the hours spent in your garden even more joyful with quality tools and accessories that get the job done.

Any gardener knows that there are tons of products available, and sniffing out the best of the best isn't always the most fun thing to do. That's why we put together a list of Grove members' favorite gardening tools and accessories. This easy-to-shop list has all the goodies you need for a successful day spent with your hands in the dirt and the sun on your back. But that's not all we've got — check out the end for quick answers to a few commonly asked gardening questions.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.


1. Spade to Fork Organic All Purpose Fertilizer

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Spade To Fork organic All Purpose Fertilizer is proudly made in the USA on their family farm in coastal Oregon.These formulas are blended from the highest quality sources of organic nutrients without the use of synthetic chemicals, growth stimulants or low quality fillers like poultry waste. Unlike synthetic fertilizers that deplete soil health, …
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16 oz
$22.99
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2. Instant Plant Food Instant Plant Food Tablets

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Feeding your HOUSEPLANTS just got a whole lot easier and a lot more eco-friendly!

2 Tablets: A 6-month supply of nutrients for a large plant or several small ones.

4 Tablets: A 1-year supply of nutrients for a large plant or several small ones.

Pre-portioned, odorless tablets that make feeding your indoor plants a breeze. No measuring, no …

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1 pack
$9.99
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3. Spade to Fork Organic Starter & Transplanter Fertilizer

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Spade To Fork organic Starter & Transplanter Fertilizer is proudly made in the USA on their family farm in coastal Oregon. These formulas are blended from the highest quality sources of organic nutrients without the use of synthetic chemicals, growth stimulants or low quality fillers like poultry waste. Unlike synthetic fertilizers that deplete …
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16 oz
$22.99
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4. Modern Sprout Plant Nutrient - Grow

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The 100% water-soluble concentrate in this Modern Sprout Plant Nutrient - Grow was blended to support optimal vegetative growth. Naturally derived and organic-based nutrients support healthy growth for all your greens and potted houseplants. Experienced cultivators and novice green thumbs alike can fertilize a variety of houseplants with this plant …

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4 oz
$18.99
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5. Back to the Roots Windowsill Planter - Chili

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The best way to prepare a dish is to cook with the freshest ingredients, and what better way to do that than by growing your own! You can start by growing your own vegetable garden. The Back to the Roots Vegetable Planter makes indoor gardening easy and fun. The kit comes with everything you need to start, including nutrient-rich organic soil that …
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1 kit
$28.99
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6. Modern Sprout Pruning Shears

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Snip, prune, and harvest your plants and small crops with these Modern Sprout Garden Shears. These garden clippers are made lightweight, durable, sharp, and easy to grip. They feature a high carbon steel blade with a needle-nose tip to make using them both indoors and outdoors super simple. An easy-to-grab handle and convenient finger placement …

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1 pair of shears
$21.99
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7. Back to the Roots All-Purpose Soil Potting Mix

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Back to the Roots is on a mission to get America growing again and it all starts with what’s right beneath us — the soil. Back to the Roots All-Purpose Potting Mix is the perfect blend for all your gardening dreams! Full of natural, organic, and nutritious fertilizer, moisture retaining coconut coir, and beneficial mycorrhizae for enhanced root …

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56 oz
$8.99
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8. Back to the Roots Fabric Raised Garden Bed

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If you’ve been eager to try your hand at gardening but thought you didn’t have the time, space, or skills, meet the Back to the Roots Fabric Raised Garden Bed. This cozy home for your plants is different from a traditional raised wooden bed due to a nifty fabric construction that gets more oxygen to your plant’s lil’ roots! It’s also foldable, so …

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1 kit
$24.99
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9. Spade to Fork Forever Garden Tool Set

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The Spade To Fork Forever Garden Tool Set is made to last. Solid brushed aluminum construction with ergonomically designed handles make this tool set a gardener’s new best friend.

The Garden Trowel
The garden trowel is ideal for digging, spreading soil, prepping beds, and planting seedlings.

The Garden Cultivator
The garden cultivator is …

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1 set
$29.99
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10. Bambu Essential Gardening Tool Set

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Bambu's Garden Tools have been tested and approved by avid gardeners. Designed to fit well in your hand, this set of 2 durable, all-natural gardening tools are made from FSC certified bamboo. No metals, no plastics, no lacquers. Made from nature, for nature.

Trowel

Use the trowel to break up earth, dig small holes, especially for planting and …
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Set of 2
$14.99
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11. Modern Sprout Brass & Glass Mister

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Some indoor plants and herbs thrive best with a misty spray. Reduce the risk of overwatering with this Modern Sprout Brass and Glass Mister. This little mister has a small footprint and sits prettily on any counter, shelf, or windowsill — an easy reminder for indoor gardeners. This brass and glass mister is a great complement to Modern Sprout Grow …

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1 mister
$39.99
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12. Hamama Microgreens Grow Kit with Bamboo Frame

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An impressive way to grow your own greens at home packaged in a modern design, this Hamama Microgreens Grow Kit with Bamboo Frame needs only water to get going. Each of the included seed packets grows in just one week, so you can start enjoying fresh greens almost as quickly as you began growing them. This microgreens grow box makes a great gift, …

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1 x Bamboo Frame + 1 x Microgreens Starter Kit
$79
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13. Arber Bio Insecticide Indoor/Outdoor Concentrate

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Got plant pests? Get Arber Bio Insecticide Indoor/Outdoor Concentrate. This non-chemical insecticide is formulated with good bacteria that are effective against small-but-mighty insect pests — but harmless to the beneficial ones your garden depends on.

What pests can you control with a bio insecticide?

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16 oz
$27.99
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14. Hamama Seed Quilts Variety Pack

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Save when you bundle with Grove — this Hamama Seed Quilts Variety Pack comes with five of the Hamama Seed Quilts refills, including the Spicy Daikon Radish, Super Salad Mix, Hearty Broccoli, Energizing Kale, and Zesty Mix. These DIY microgreen seed quilts are super easy to grow at home with the Hamama Microgreens Starter Kit. Get greens to use in …

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5 seed quilts
$25.99
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15. Modern Sprout Herb Pull & Pinch Dish

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Cooking with herbs and leafy greens is made easier with this Modern Sprout Herb Pull and Pinch Dish. Simply place a few sprigs of fresh herbs — such as rosemary, parsley, mint, or cilantro — into this lightweight, green bowl and pull them through one of the four sharp beveled holes. This ergonomic kitchen tool quickly strips the leaves from their …

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1 dish
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FAQs

What’s the most useful garden tool?

Whether you’re starting your first herb garden or you’ve been gardening for years, it’s important to have the best garden tools and accessories on your side. While the most useful garden tool is really a matter of preference, we’re big fans of the hand trowel. Hand trowels, aka garden trowels, are like mini shovels that have a whole host of uses in your garden. Use them to dig holes for new plants, dig up old plants, or mix fertilizer and compost into your garden bed.

Garden cultivators are also great to have on hand. Cultivators are like little claws that break up compacted soil and help you prep your garden beds for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. These nifty tools don’t stop there — they aerate the soil so the roots of your plants can easily absorb all the yummy nutrients they need.


Do I need to add fertilizer to soil?

Fertilizer isn't necessary for your soil, but it does help your plants grow. Here's why: the best fertilizers contain the three nutrients that plants need to thrive — phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium. Even if you diligently tend to your garden every day, it never hurts to give your plants a helping hand in the form of nutrient-rich plant food and fertilizers.

If you're a fan of DIY projects, you can make your own fertilizer with compost. Compost is made from food scraps and yard waste that have decomposed. That might sound kind of icky, but once your leftover potato skins and grass shavings have fully broken down, they turn into a plant-loving mixture that strongly resembles fluffy dirt. Compost is packed with nutrients plants need as well as other micronutrients that improve soil texture, regulate soil pH, and help soil retain moisture.


What are grow kits?

If you haven't tried out a grow kit before, you're in for a real treat. Indoor garden kits are a super handy, super fun way to grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables in the comfort of your home. That's right — no outdoor space is required with these bountiful kits. Just clear some space in a sunny spot and follow the directions to set up your kit.

There's a wide range of grow kits you can choose from, like grow kits for microgreens and grow kits for watermelons. What comes with your kit varies depending on which kit you get, but generally they'll contain seeds, a container to grow your indoor garden in, and soil. Check out our grow kit review to see how a bed full of microgreens grew in an NYC apartment.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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