Hi there! Listed below are the tools and supplies I recommend for use with succulents, houseplants, and general gardening activities.
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Gardening tools for Succulents
I personally use liquid kelp fertilizer for my succulents and houseplants and even in my small vegetable garden. I like that it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals so it’s gentler on plants and it does its job well! I always moisten the soil first before applying fertilizer.
To cover larger areas in your garden, you can use granular fertilizer, like the one listed below.
Watering Squeeze Bottle
I use a watering squeeze bottle for smaller succulent pots, succulent crafts, and succulent arrangements. You can also use watering squeeze bottle on your houseplants. I like the control it gives – it’s easier NOT to overwater with this tool.
Soil Moisture Meter
This might be my favorite gardening tool! It tells you how moist your soil is based on a scale of dry to wet and it also measures pH. It’s pretty neat for those times when you want to see how dry your soil is several inches deep into the ground or pot. Highly recommend this to every hobby gardener!
Grow Lamps and Grow Lights
Here are a few very popular options of grow lights that can be used to succulents, houseplants, seed trays, and more. People love that they’re easy to use – just clip them onto your desk or table and let them do their job! Read the instructions carefully and make sure to place your succulents a few inches away from artificial light to avoid burns.
Another old-favorite amongst people who use the help of grow lights is the T5 florsecent bulb that you can hang above your plants. It’s useful for people who grow lots of plants indoors. You can find those at your local chain home improvement store.
Cactus Mix aka succulents soil
Cactus mix is easy to find at local garden centers but here’s a link in case you need to purchase online.
Shade Cloth for Plants
Shade cloth works well for shielding your plants from the sun on very hot days where they’re likely to get sunburned and dehydrated. If you can’t move your pots to the shade or want to cover your in-gound succulents, shade cloth comes in really handy.
Terra cotta pots
I love terra cotta pots because they’re breathable which is great for the root system of a succulent plus I think the earthy feel is pretty cool, too.
A great pair of pruners
Every gardener needs a good pair of shears, especially if you work with woody plants and shrubs like roses, hydrangeas, peonies, and lilacs.
Here’s some recommended soil mixes for seed starting!
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