Kitchen gardening is more than just a rewarding hobby – it reduces food waste, promotes healthier eating and creates more self-sufficient homes. Experts agree that home-grown vegetables often have more nutrients than many store-bought ones, and studies have also shown that greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by 2 kilograms for every kilo of homegrown vegetable compared to their store-bought counterparts. In short, whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s worth giving a kitchen garden a shot this year – no matter what size plot you’re working with.
Orte Gardening Tools,
Turn your gardening tools into décor with this beautiful set by acclaimed Italian industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti. It includes three essential tools – a rake, hoe and shovel – in miniature with a wooden display stand to keep them handy and easy to admire at all times.
Bring a touch of glamour to your balcony garden with these fashionable and functional garden gloves from the industry trendsetters at Garden Glory. All pairs are made with a dirt and water-resistant faux leather and have an adjustable wrist strap to ensure a perfect fit on every hand.
Gardener’s Hand Care,
Crabtree & Evelyn
Crabtree & Evelyn might be the gold standard in gardening hand care, with two products that are consistently popular: the cleansing Hand Scrub and the Gardeners Hand Cream with soothing herbal extracts. It’s just what hands need to go from gardening mode to cooking mode.
Canvas Garden Apron,
This stylish canvas apron has a pocket for everything you could possibly need during a day in the garden – including a specially sized one to secure your phone. If you really want to be co-ordinated, check out the matching canvas combo tool-kit-slash-stool.
Cleanup is key in a balcony garden – it’s considerate, but the door may also be off a room that you want to be extra-careful about tracking dirt into. Germany’s Redecker makes handcrafted oiled beechwood cleaning brushes specifically for gardening, including one for tools, and a plastic-free dustpan.