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    26 Gardening Products That Have Hundreds Of 5-Star Reviews For A Reason

    Let's make sure you have the greenest thumb on the block.

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    1. A pack of food spikes for fertilizing every type of flowering and foliage houseplant you have. Each stick provides up to two months of food for your plants — eliminating the need to constantly fertilize and check the soil for nutrients. Seriously, this product will change your life. It also has over 35,000 5-star reviews, which is really saying something!

    finger pushes green chalky stake into soil

    For best results, replace spikes every 30 days in spring and summer; replace every 60 days in winter and fall.

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow!!!!! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks!! One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.99.

    Read our full review of the Miracle Grow plant food spikes here.

    2. A flexible, lightweight hose that's waaaay lighter than traditional hoses. Over 19,500 reviewers gave this product 5 stars, and for good reason! It triples in size so you can reach every inch of your garden, and after use it shrinks down for easy storage.

    hand holds pile of hose with a spray nozzle

    Promising review: "I was tired of fighting with our old, heavy 50 foot rubber hose and found I just avoided using it. So far, this one seems to be perfect for my needs: easy to move around, lightweight, and easy to store." —Kahni H.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    3. Knee pads for comfortably gardening for hours on end. These easy to use and lightweight pads get rave reviews, and over 15,500 people on Amazon gave them 5 stars.


    Promising review: "These are the best knee pads I have ever used, for sure. Nice and soft feeling. They allow me to stay on my knees for an extended period of time without getting uncomfortable. I have worn them for 9-hour working days without any issues with fit, adjustment, or comfort. If you put them in place they will stay in place. They have great cushioning and are very comfortable, but in my opinion what really makes them better than most other knee pads on the market is the fact that they have two adjustable straps with slip buckles instead of one of the straps being Velcro. You can attach them very easily and because you’re able to tighten them better than Velcro, they will stay in place. The straps are of good elasticity, so they won’t start hurting you even when they are really tight." —Shannon Huett

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99.

    4. A self-watering, self-aerating planter that just so happens to be the bestselling garden pot on Amazon. Each pot can hold up to two weeks' worth of water, so you fill it up and then replace the water as needed. It's also 100% BPA-free.,

    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring.

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

    5. A 3-in-1 soil test tool to check the moisture, pH value, and sunlight level of your plant's soil. This will help you understand when and how much water your plant needs. With over 13,500 5-star reviews, you really can't go wrong with this thing.

    The meter sitting in the dirt

    This gadget has two needles to ensure accuracy and doesn't require batteries. Just push it two to four inches into the ground and select what you want to test for.

    Promising review: "This device is amazing. I bought it after my gardenia plant wasn't blooming. I came to realize that I was overwatering, and my plant never recovered. Since then, I’ve taken home two amaryllis plants from work that never ever grew. I replanted them and used this device to make sure that I was watering properly and my plants are thriving! It’s a real plant saver. I even got a monstera as well. And I should note, I usually don’t have a green thumb and kill plants easily!" —Roselle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A weed puller tool that'll make problematic weeds a thing of the past. It's the best selling weeding tool on Amazon, and for good reason! The same family-owned small business has been making them since 1913, and 11,300+ reviewers have given the product 5 stars.

    Grampa's Gardenware Co. is a small, family-owned business based in Oregon making tools for gardening.

    Promising review: "Oh my god, I friggin' love this tool. I bought this on a whim given we bought our first house and know nothing about caring for a yard. Boy has it come in handy. Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don't think anyone can say that weeding is fun but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get, especially when you see a long root along with the weed you pulled." —JG

    Get it on Amazon for $39.95.

    7. A countertop Aerogarden Harvest hydroponic garden for those of us who lack adequate outdoor space. Besides, who wants to *literally travel* all the way outside for fresh herbs when they can just be at the ready on your kitchen countertop!?

    Aerogarden review photo full of herbs with five/five stars and text "fun and tasty! It's not often that my final result looks like the advertising photo, but the AeroGarden does"

    The grow lights are energy efficient (aka they turn on and off automatically), and it tells you when to water, making growing fresh herbs a breeze. The system comes with seed pods to grow Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, and Thai basil.  You can grow up to six plants at a time.

    You can also swap out with other seed pods (hello salad greens and heirloom cherry tomatoes), or even get a grow-anything kit and use what seeds you like!

    Promising review: "I am very happy with my Aerogarden. I had purchased a similar one for my mother, and she had a nice time growing veggies and herbs in her kitchen, so I bought one for myself, and I am happy with how fast my seeds sprouted and how fast they grow. It's nice to have a gardening option even when it's cold outside or when you run out of garden space, and you just want to have some nice little herbs for cooking or salad greens. I like the timer, and the set up was simple. This is a particularly good idea for people who live in an apartment or people who have a constant itch to garden even when the weather is not conducive. I was able to save my garden space outside for fruits and veggies and plant my herbs with the Aerogarden. This is a worthy purchase." —Primemama

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A pair of breathable bamboo gloves that keep your hands cool in the summer and warm in the winter because of the unique fibers of bamboo. With over 9,200 5-star reviews, reviewers "highly recommend" these gloves that "fit like a second skin."

    Reviewer's hand wearing the glove is shown trimming a tree

    Promising review: "Snug fit, very dextrous. I feel very protected from wet soil and yard debris (probably not thorns — haven't pushed it). I really love these gloves for gardening and even for light construction, like sanding wood. Grip's really good and helps me get my hands dirty when I don't really feel like it. No need for a nail brush after gardening with these gloves." —Delayed Gratification

    Get it on Amazon for $13.97 (available in five sizes). 

    9. A 35-foot roll of reusable and adjustable Velcro garden tape for securing your plants to a stake — perfect for tomato plants and plants with heavy flowers like irises. Each roll is made from 65 percent recycled plastic.

    the garden tape being used to hold a tomato vine against a stake

    Promising review: "I use this on so many of my plants — indoors and out. Outside in spring, this holds iris blooms off the ground when the buds are too heavy for the stems to hold up. After blooming, it holds all the leaves back so nearby plants can get some sun. It holds my heavy monstera leaves up and the aerial roots close to the moss pole. When you give pothos vines something to climb up, the leaves will grow bigger and faster and this works so great for that purpose. Best of all-it somewhat blends in, and it’s gentle on stems and aerial roots. I will continue to buy this every time I run out. Absolutely recommended!" —Christina Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89+ (available in five sizes).

    10. A set of poison- and pesticide-free "disgustingly effective" sticky insect traps to get any infestation of flying insects — like white flies, fungus gnats, thrips, and fruit flies — under control. Reviewers, of which there are over 7,100 5-star reviews, swear that these traps completely wipe out common houseplant insects.

    Promising review: "At first I was hesitant. How could little sticky tabs on a stick control or eradicate my fungus gnat infestation? I had tried various pesticides, but those killed my plants too. So, in desperation, I tried these. They had good reviews and people said they worked wonders. Well, add my name to that list. These things worked fantastically! I bought these on June 28 after battling fungus gnats for months, the problem was only getting worse. It is now August 9, and I can honestly say I haven't seen any gnats in my house flying around. I still keep the tabs out just in case, and occasionally I'll catch one of two, but for the most part they're gone and it's 100% due to these little tabs! And I didn't even use all 7 traps!" —Katheryn Camm

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A pair of waterproof garden gloves with claws for taking dirt digging to the next level. Some 7,200 reviewers have given them 5 stars, and many say they're perfect for pulling weeds.


    Promising review: "I have been tearing through garden beds with these. I love them and use them a lot. They have been amazing for picking out rocks and getting to roots that inhabited my beds. As a 30-year-old adult, I catch myself making angry dinosaur noises as I bury the claws in the dirt and pull up. Gosh darn, I love these these gloves. They are also amazing when you get that one itch you always get when you have gloves on...they make a great scratching tool LOL." —Toxic Fox Designs

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors and as multipack).

    12. Vegetable, fruit, and herb markers so you can keep track of all the fruits, veggies, and herbs you plant each season. Each stick is sold individually and there are over 40 popular fruits, vegetables, and herb names to choose from. There's also a custom option at no additional cost if the name you need isn't listed.

    WoodNSparksCo / Etsy

    WoodNSparks Co. is a small business based in Montana making wooden garden markers.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness, love love these. They were so much cuter than I thought they would be. I wish they could be bigger, they get lost in my garden. I did use some in my pots so they could be seen. I think these are so cute and affordable. I am going to buy more next year. Love this. They even smelled delicious. Great job." —april

    Get it from WoodNSparks Co. on Etsy for $1.75 a stick.

    13. A set of three colorful glass watering bulbs that over 3,500 people have given 5 stars. Simply fill each bulb up with water, stick it in a planter, and voilà! Your plant will be perfectly watered for weeks, depending on your climate.

    glass bulb filled with water with long stem that is placed in soil of plant

    Promising review: "I have been trying to grow hydrangeas for years. I’ve killed every hydrangea I’ve brought home up until now. In fact these watering globes are the only thing keeping my hydrangeas alive and they’re flourishing! Also I killed a fiddle-leaf fig tree, exchanged it for a new one and again this system is what’s making it flourish! I just check to make sure the bulbs aren’t empty and refill when needed. I’m using two outside and one indoor. Will definitely be buying more!" —T. Dhont

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $21.95.

    14. A pack of two refillable glass spray bottles for giving your tropical plants the moisture they require. There are a lot of spray bottles for sale, which can be really overwhelming, but trust us: this one has over 22,000 5-star reviews, and a nearly perfect 5-star rating.

    Reviewer's amber glass bottle is held up to show its size

    Promising review: "These spray bottles are working great for watering my succulents. I have not tested them with anything but water, at this point. The wider, misting spray setting is great for wide, shallow pots with a lot of exposed soil. The narrowing, more targeted stream is great for watering between stems so I don't get the leaves wet. So far they are holding up, and they look nice in my home." —Stasya

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.98.

    15. A gathering tote that doubles as a colander. Simply collect your fruits and veggies, carry to a water source, clean, and — bam! — your bounty is ready for consumption. This is especially good if you've planted root crops, because no one needs a kitchen sink full of dirt.


    Promising review: "I have several fruit trees (orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, pomegranate, and persimmons) and so I decided to try out this colander/basket to make the job of collecting fruit a little easier. It does its job well and allows me to easily hose off the fruit after collection. I can’t fill it more than halfway with fruit, though, or else it gets too heavy. It’s also useful to tote the fruit to my workplace and share them with everyone." —Melody R.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in four colors and two sizes).

    16. An elephant watering can for having a little fun while you water your plants. I had this watering can for many, many years, and each time I used it it put a smile on my face. And because of its unique shape, it actually holds way more water than you expect.

    Reviewer's elephant watering can is outdoors on a ledge about to water two potted plants

    Promising review: "This elephant watering can is so unique! It was much bigger than I imagined it to be for the price. The plastic itself is nothing amazing, and the mold has a few marks and imperfections on it, but that does not stop it from being an awesome watering can!" —Christine M. Chenique

    Get it on Amazon for $6.59.

    17. A humidity monitor to check the moisture in your house or greenhouse, which is essential if you're growing tropical plants.

    Reviewer's humidity monitor is nestled into an indoor plant propagation station

    To determine whether or not you should invest in a humidifier for your plants, you'll want to first identify the levels in your room. Our pick: This intuitive monitor with a 4'' LCD display perfect for displaying on a tabletop, mounting on a wall, or against a magnetic surface.

    Promising review: "We loved the size and the fact that we can see the readings from across the room. It has magnets so can be mounted on the refrigerator. It also has a back light for viewing in the dark...brilliant. We monitor humidity in our house and have found this item to be very useful." —C. Hall

    Get it on Amazon for $12.74

    18. An 8' x 4' x 1' galvanized steel planter bed for planting all the veggies, herbs, and flowers you can dream of. It has an open bottom, which provides good drainage and keep weeds away from your soil.

    Reviewer's garden bed grows many vegetables

    Promising review: "This raised bed is very affordable. The bed looks thin and flimsy at first, but once it is set up, it is very sturdy even though very light to carry around empty. I also appreciate that this is a foot tall and not too shallow like some other raised beds being sold. This is an excellent product and I would recommend it highly for what you are paying for." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $69.82.

    19. Or a 4' x 2' x 30" raised garden bed that removes the need for bending or kneeling, preserving your back and knees as you tend to your garden. It's made from Chinese fir, a great wood for outdoor furniture and construction because when it becomes damp or wet, it doesn't warp out of shape.

    Reviewer's wooden raised garden bed placed outside with vegetables and herbs growing in it

    Promising review: "I’m impressed with these. Assembly was very easy and took little time. I assembled them inside my house and moved them out to the garden afterward. These are good weight to them, even when empty. They feel and look like a high quality product. I used a staple gun and lightly tacked the liner up to the edges of the bed. This made the beds much simpler to fill with soil. A few days after filling with soil and seeds, we had six days of all-day, nonstop rain. The beds held up beautifully and show no signs of wear. I am currently growing a whole crop of gourds in the beds. These are performing beautifully. I am thinking I will buy one or two more. Highly recommended!" —Rae Ablan

    Get it from Amazon for $94.99.

    20. A pair of ergonomic heavy-duty pruners with a 1-inch cutting capacity. Reviewers say they're super easy to hold and use (no slippage!), and over 15,300 folks have left the product 5 stars.

    Reviewer's pruners are easily cutting through a very thick stem

    Promising review: "Right out of the box, I was in love with these pruners! So sharp! So comfortable in my hand! With these, I pruned for hours without getting tired. Well, it's now 10 years later and I still love my Felco pruners. We live on five wooded acres and I use my them for everything that can fit inside the cutting mechanism. I've never sharpened them. I left them in the rain once, but steel wool and oil restored the spring. The blade has a few small dings as a result of my tendency to tackle oversized branches. After 10 years of heavy use and not a little neglect, my pruners deserve some sprucing up, which is what brought me to shop Felco items today." —J Williamson

    Get them on Amazon, $52.53 for the regular size. If you have smaller hands, you can get similar ones that'll be more comfortable for $50.99.

    21. Supportive, waterproof clogs for stomping around in your muddy garden. You just wipe or hose them off when you're done.

    Reviewer's yellow clogs with red flowers are displayed in grass

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these gardening clogs! They are very well made, comfortable, sturdy, and they look great! They fit exactly as expected and are perfect to slip on and off when I want to walk up to my garden."Rachel A.

    Get them from Amazon for $26.35+ (women's sizes 6–11, 28 different colors/patterns).

    22. A bottle of organic Joyful Dirt concentrated plant food and fertilizer that you simply sprinkle onto soil or mix into water (for your watering can). Reviewers swear that their houseplants grow faster and bigger after using this product for a short period of time.

    Review showing a plant doubling in size, one photo on March 20, one on April 10, and the last on May 14

    Joyful Dirt is a small business based in Portland, Oregon making organic, all-purpose plant food since 2013.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but had to share what a great find this was! I have routinely killed every living plant I've ever brought home. Joyful Dirt has completely changed that. All my plants look full and healthy with little to no effort on my part! I am so amazed that for teacher gifts this year, I am giving terrariums and will include a shaker of Joyful Dirt to go with each. If you have any trouble keeping plants alive, this is the solution." —KB13

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    23. A scent-free mosquito repellent to create a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes, because who wants to be attacked by bloodsuckers when you're just trying to tend to your garden?


    This device uses scent-free repellent found in plants to ward off mosquitoes.

    Promising review: "It doesn't smell. It doesn't make noise. It doesn't get hot. It just clears the mosquitos and only mosquitoes! I am the person a mosquito will find from miles away even in my house. The only one they find in a room full of people. I live in a tropical climate and never have a moment's peace in my garden. I've used sprays, foggers, candles, torches, the list goes on. This is the first time I've been able to sit on my patio in peace, even the cat was safe. Already ordered another for a friend and put the refills on subscribe and save." —J&J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in 11 colors).

    24. A bag of Miracle-Gro potting soil that's specifically formulated to help houseplants thrive and, thanks to the combination of perlite, sphagnum, and peat moss, makes the soil less prone to gnats.

    A potted houseplant with the bag of soil behind it

    Promising review: "Recently bought a lot of succulents and wanted better soil for them so I ordered this and it's working really well so far! It absorbs the water well and my succulents are already starting to perk up more. I definitely recommend for succulents." —Kristen Parton

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. A trio of of bulb vases for plant propagating in style. You can also use them as a terrarium or vase, totally your call!

    Reviewer's trio of glass bulbs have plant stems propagating in them

    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing and definitely easy to assemble and display. I wanted something to hold the plants I am propagating while also acting as decor. This does the trick and is a great price! I think it would be a really cute gift too for housewarming or something similar." —Kary

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29.

    26. A bottle of Miracle-Gro specially-formulated indoor plant food to make sure your houseplants are in their best shape. You can use it on your edible plants, too!,

    Promising review: "This plant food really works! I've been using this brand of plant food for years but finally decided to buy the liquid instead of the stakes. Just be mindful when you open the package. One of my bottles leaked inside the packaging." —Lisa

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.18.

    Happy gardening!


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