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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,

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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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.

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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.


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.

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Cleaning Brushes,

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,

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.

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