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Design a dedicated potting area

Beckie Fox
Photography by
Roger Yip

Whether indoors or out, indulge your love for gardening with special storage and space


Beckie's potting essentials

  • Waterproof jars for seeds
  • Marker for writing on plant labels
  • Blank notebook
  • Spray bottle
  • Soft, narrow brushes for cleaning vases
  • Larger, stiff bristled brush for cleaning clay pots
  • Clock n Timer for grow lights
  • Small flower snips
  • Florist tape
  • Waterproof apron
  • Calendar
  • Shallow tray
  • Hooks (lots of them)
  • String/twine holder
  • Ruler
  • Small bamboo stakes
  • Rooting powder
  • Transplanter solution
  • Basic balanced fertilizer, such as 5-5-5 or 10-10-10
  • Blank plastic plant labels
  • Heat mat
  • Pump bottles of hand soap and hand cream
  • Four- or six-packs for seed starting
  • Peat pots
  • Plant trays with clear domed lids
  • Dibber

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