Soil Scoop $19.95 burpee.com
Spider-Man has his web-shooters, Wonder Woman, her Lasso of Truth. Think of this tool as your own secret weapon in the battle for a better garden. With a curved serrated blade, not only does it prevent you from encasing your potting bench in soil by guiding it into containers more efficiently, but it also cuts up dirt clogs and roots. Use it like a machete to cut open potting soil bags and feel like Indiana Jones for a hot second.
Easy Gardener Wide-Brimmed Hat $12.97 homedepot.com
Southern women are famous for their well-kept complexions (thanks humidity!), and a stylish sunhat makes sure UVA/UVB rays don’t spoil them. While we love Ouiser’s gardening getup in Steel Magnolias, straw and flowers aren’t exactly practical. Try this hat made with fabric that acts like sunscreen.
Stacking Tomato Ladders $49.95 for set of 6 gardeners.com
These ladders that are specially designed to support the weight of tomato vines are your path to tomato-sandwich nirvana. Nothing ties white bread and mayo together quite like a homegrown ‘Big Boy.’ Dramm Rain Wand $29.24 amazon.com
With a nozzle designed to provide a gentle aerated shower, this watering wand will save you from over- and under-watering. Your plants will appreciate it.
Joyce Chen The Original Unlimited Scissors $28.95 amazon.com
Our one-pot herb garden how-to in our June issue is the perfect excuse to pick up a pair of these expert herb snippers.
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