Even though we got two feet of snow in New York City near the end of February, we're still thinking Spring. It takes some good planning and a bit of imagination to envision what you'd like your garden to be like when the weather takes a turn for the better. And guess what? We can't wait for prime-time gardening. It's in our DNA to want a great garden.
This month we've selected Kenny's Organic Gardening Primer Kit as the perfect antidote to our huge case of cabin fever and Want It To Be Spring Now blues. Here's a clever and comprehensive collection of tools, natural fertilizer and pest-control products, and a thoughtfully hand-picked collection of 25 packets of organic, heirloom vegetable seeds. We trust Kenny Point, the master gardener behind Kenny's Organic Gardening Primer Kit (he's the blogger behind one of our favorite gardening sites, Veggie Gardening Tips).
Here's what you get in one all-included kit - great for the beginning or experienced gardener:
NRG Pro Digging Fork
- Four times the gripping surface of conventional tools, with room for both hands
- Unbreakable resin-encased steel shaft
- Unique stainless steel blade design
- Seamless, extra-long socket
- Professional quality with a lifetime guarantee; Dimensions: 7.5 by 4.0 by 42.9 inches (width by depth by heigth)
Radius Ergonomic Trowel
- Advanced ergonomic design; the Natural Radius Grip minimizes hand and wrist stress while maximizing power and comfort
- The ultra-light aluminum/magnesium blades have an exceptional strength to weight ratio
- Features a Santoprene thermoplastic handle;this high performance, non-latex material provides a secure, comfortable grip whether wet or dry
- Beveled blade easily cuts through compacted soil
- Use back blade wings to pull roots and weed systems
Fiskars Twist-It Watering Can 10L
- Easy to carry and pour because of unique handle design.
- Holds 2.6 Gallon
- Dual handles accomodate multiple hand postions.
- Spout rotates for adjustable flow control, from a gentle shower to a steady stream.
- Filling hole is located on the side so the handles don't get in the way.
Neptune Hydrolyzed Fish & Seaweed QT
- Organic, highly nutritional protein fertilizer made with naturally occurring enzymes present in
- Nitrogen, derived from fish protein in the form of amino acids. When added to soil, slowly breaks
- Does no biological damage to the soil and will promote the growth of beneficial bacteria.
- Because no oils or proteins are removed, the nutrients remain in the soil longer.
- Omri listed.
Bonide Insect Soap (QT RTU)
- Potassium fatty acids from plants
- Kills insects on contact, great for houseplants, vegetables, flowers and fruits
- Patented formula does not persist in the environment & may be used up to day of harvest
- Preferred by organic gardeners
- Contains no flammable solvents or animal fatty acids like other brands
Sustainable Seed Co. Instant Garden Package
- Collection of 25 full-sized packets of organic, heirloom seeds
- This package is designed to give you an instant garden without having to think about what to order.
- This should be all you need to instantly start a Victory Garden to battle high food prices and food security!