Create Your Own Garden This Summer

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Have a green thumb?  Interested in growing your own food or need some inspiration to get started?  Then take advantage of the summer to start a garden. An indoor herb garden or an outdoor garden, either way, it’s fun and relaxing.  Here are some great DIY garden basket ideas you can put together to get you started.   Assemble one for yourself or give one to a friend.

Supplies needed – a big basket to hold it all, some fun garden clogs, sturdy gloves, an apron to keep your clothes from getting too messy, pruning shears, some seeds, and some labels.

 

Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles

Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles

This handwoven tote is made in Morocco and uses 100% natural materials.  Ideal for storing your garden supplies, sturdy leather handles.  It can double for use in shopping, picnics, a day at the beach, and family outings. 

Moroccan Straw Large Tote Basket w/ Leather Handles, 27″Lx12″ Wx14″ H – Valencia – $31.00, 9.99 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Bamboula Basket Market Tote

Bamboula Basket Market Tote

These Bamboula Basket Market Shopping Totes are hand-woven by the skilled artisan weavers of Ghana, Western Africa. It comes with a beautiful braided leather handle. Flexible, strong and durable. Easy to clean with just a garden hose.

Basket Bolga Market Shopping Tote (Ghana) Straw w/ Leather Handle Assorted – Bamboula #BSKG16 – $46.97, Free Shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets

Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets

Made from durable straw and sewed with polyester fabric lining.  Easy to grip inner handle design with easy access to all your tools and supplies.

 

Rurality Fashionable Straw Storage Baskets (Coffee) – $19.99, Free Shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Kiwi Premium Garden Clog

Kiwi Premium Garden Clog

Sloggers premium garden clogs feature a premium lining and comfort insole. Waterproof and comfortable for the garden.  Comes in many great colors

Principle Plastics #260KW09 SZ9 Kiwi Premium Garden Clog – $23.05 (20% off), 6.49 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Women s Classic Birki Clog – Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40

Women s Classic Birki Clog - Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40

Ultra-light one piece and colorful. They are comfortable reasonably priced. Stylish and fun.

 

Women s Classic Birki Clog – Color: Ciel Blue Flower, Size: 40 – $59.95, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

Fairy Princess Garden Gloves

Fairy Princess Garden Gloves

These princess garden gripping gloves will make your gardening task a snap. The knit wrist will help keep the dirt out.

 

Fairy Princess Garden Gloves – $9.95, 5.01 shipping – Available at Fulfillment By Amazon

 

Women’s Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets

Womens Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets

Your perfect gardening partner. Made of denim, it is comfortable to tie around your waist, has 5 large and convenient pockets for your gardening tools and machine washable. 

 

7407-200 Women’s Cotton Garden Apron with 5 Pockets, Denim – $19.75, 5.74 shipping – Available at Amazon.com

 

YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears

YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears

Light-weight and sharp to get the job done. Once your garden is blooming these are perfect for pruning all types of shrubs, weeds, branches, etc.

 

YardShark Heavy Duty Pruning Shears – $16.99, 6.95 shipping – Available at Sears.com

 

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Organic Seeds

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Organic Seeds

Your first salad from candy apple red stems with dark green, red-veined leaves.

 

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Beta vulgaris, vulgaris group 200 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.55, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds

Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David's Garden Seeds

Produces heavy yields of 3 to 4-pound melons.  You will have fun just watching these grow and you might be tempted to pick them early.

 

Melon Arava D460A (Orange) 25 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.25, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Herb Anise Hyssop

Herb Anise Hyssop

Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried for salads, teas and garnishes.  They are very aromatic with a sweet licorice-mint flavor.

Herb Anise Hyssop D933A (Purple) 100 Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $7.69, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Green Hot Peppers

Green Hot Peppers

There are unique peppers that are famous in Spain.  Generally about 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mildly hot

 

Pepper Padron D666A (Green Hot) 25 Heirloom Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.25, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Red Beefsteak Tomatoes

Red Beefsteak Tomatoes

Deep pink tomatoes are earlier, more uniform, and slightly smaller.  Fruits have lots of deep, acidic tomato flavor and a rich, creamy texture.

 

Tomato German Johnson D3815A (Red Beefsteak) 50 Organic Heirloom Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds – $6.95, 5.01 shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

 

Barnel – USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit

Barnel - USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit

Of course, what’s gardening without these handy tools?

 

Barnel – USA B6012 Garden Hand Trowel Cultivator and Transplanter Kit – $17.99, 6.95 shipping – Available at Sears.com

 

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