gardencook
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gardening gifts?

Hey so... my husband just gave me budget for what I want for Christmas... and I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out what I want that I don't already have, that we have room for. I already have my indoor set up (don't have room to expand that, unfortunately... sad), and all the seeds I want to plant for next year. I have a dibber, more varieties of garlic and shallots than I could hope for... I'm just not sure. I love my little garden, and would love to get more "toys" for it, but I don't know what else I could do that would actually be beneficial/useful.

Anybody have any ideas?

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!potatoes!
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if it's gotta be garden-related, i'd go for either a related book you've been wanting, or some awesome amendments for the soil...of some sort. invest in some greensand or something.

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Get a subscription to Mother Earth magazine! Also a good book on companion planting will make your garden even better!
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Do you have a trake? It's my all-time favorite garden hand tool:

https://www.earthlygoods.com/tools/trake_garden_tool.html

A garden cart?

A garden seat?

[url=https://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&q=rolling+garden+seat&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=2140216518256035316&sa=X&ei=QMzHTsasI6Tg0QGPxJH4Dw&ved=0CIMBEPMCMAE#ps-sellers]rolling garden seat[/url]

Enough compost bins?

How about garden decor? (Whatever your style is, gnomes, St. Francis, Buddha, gazing balls, etc) Wind chimes

Bird bath, bird feeder(s), hummingbird feeders, bird house, bat house, butterfly house, butterfly feeders, etc

Solar garden lights? (these come in MANY styles and a variety of prices, eg https://www.amazon.com/Solar-Garden-Path-Lighting-Lights/dp/B003GF4XKO ) They also make solar step lights if you have steps like up to your deck or something, solar post lights, solar deck accent lights....

Flower press to save some of your flowers?

Water feature? Fire pit? Wood stacker? Chipper shredder to turn your cut brush into wood chip mulch?

Garden arch/ arbor? Deck / patio furniture? Hammock/ swing
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RBG the buget buster guy! How about a paper shredded for the compost!
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My favorite tool, which is also guaranteed for life, is the a.m. leonard soil knife.
[url]https://www.amleo.com/leonard-soil-knife/p/4752/[/url]

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Bobberman wrote:RBG the buget buster guy! How about a paper shredded for the compost!
That list covered a range of prices, with several being quite affordable on up to "honey, you shouldn't have." :D
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