A potting station with gardening tools on a light green circle.

Best products for small-space gardens

We've found everything you need to get your small-space garden growing.

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.

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Sunflower Bisque Watering Can,
Indigo

This cheerful glazed ceramic watering can has a long, thin spout that makes watering indoor plants clean and easy. It’s heavy and fragile enough that this one’s not a great choice for the backyard, but it looks gorgeous in a living room garden.

$39.50
Five white seed packs on a dark green circle
Edible Flower Seeds – Pack of 5,
RT1 Home

Make your balcony garden beautiful and functional with this collection of organic edible flower seeds, perfect for container planting. It includes seeds for a colourful ‘Kaleidoscope Mix’, Chrysanthemum, Siberian Blue, Orange Calendula and Borage.

$16
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Orte Gardening Tools,
InternoItaliano

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.

$369

Scallop Cylinder Planter,
Hudson and Oak

These lightweight planters are all painted by hand (with a durable outdoor paint) in Vancouver and come in five colours: Blush, White, Lilac, Salted Caramel and Nude. There are two sizes – make sure to check the box for the optional drainage hole.

$150
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Gardening Gloves,
Garden Glory

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.

$59
Three packs of seeds on a dark green circle
Food Banks Canada Collection,
West Coast Seeds

This line from West Coast Seeds in BC was created with Food Banks Canada, with 100% of the sales donated to support their efforts to improve food accessibility country-wide. There are three packs: Cucumber, Basil and Sunflower.

$6

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.

$25+
Radius Hose Storage,
West Elm

Keep the green rubber out of sight with these sleek stone hose containers. Available in white, grey or black, they’re made with a lightweight composite that’s easy to move and feature hose and drainage holes for easy access and eliminating excess water.

$193.50
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Canvas Garden Apron,
Terrain

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.

$38

A potting station with gardening tools on a light green circle.
Portside Wood Potting Station,
West Elm

Keep a tidy and trendy workspace with West Elm’s outdoor potting station, which boasts hooks, shelves and a drawer to keep all the essentials handy. The best part? Matching space-saving wall planters and plant stands are available too.

$1319
A wooden cleaning brush and metal dustpan on a dark green circle
Cleaning Brushes,
Redecker

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.

Rattan Handle Snips,
Niwaki

These high-quality Japanese-made snippers feature a Wisteria rattan handle and extra-durable sharpened Japanese steel. They’re pretty enough to keep out the open and they’re sure to come in handy in any herb or veggie garden.

$78
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