5 pieces of kit every beginner gardener needs

A round-up of products and ideas to help you on your journey of sowing, harvesting and enjoying your own fruit, veg and herbs.

5 pieces of kit every beginner gardener needs

1. Where it all begins…
Choose from the 39 varieties in the Unwins Bursting with Flavour seed range. From £1.99, unwins.co.uk and good DIY stores and garden centres


2. We dig them
Kent & Stowe Garden Life tools are the experts’ choice. Hand fork and trowel, RRP £5.99 each; see kentandstowe.com for stockists


3. Hand in glove
Look good while you work in a pair of Kent & Stowe suede and leather gardening gloves. Ladies’ gloves in raspberry, RRP £14.99; see kentandstowe.com for stockists


4. Small is beautiful
Grow in tight spaces. VegTrug Wall Hugger small wooden patio planter, £99.99, unwins.co.uk


5. Speedy shredder
Make crunchy slaw in a flash. SharpPeel julienne vegetable peeler, £3.99, lakeland.co.uk

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