There is a reason why every meal delivery kit almost always includes fresh herbs. Not only are they delicious but they really have a way of taking your meals to the next level. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own garden at home full of fresh herbs and product keep reading for our favorite tools and starter kit for a home garden.

Just take a peek at any home improvement magazine or blog, and you’re sure to be treated with numerous pictures of the most ideal home gardens. We get it! It’s easy to feel envious of the picture-perfect gardens you see in ads. Just imagining all those fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs is sure to make us drool!

If you’re tired of just sneaking looks at pictures and are wondering how to start a garden of your own, you’re in luck. Whether you’re aiming for a pristine bed of flowers, an organized herb garden full of luscious greenery, or a place to tend some delicious homegrown vegetables, there are only a few essential tools that you’ll need to get started.

1. Gloves

Beginning gardeners may forget that the most important gardening tool of all has four fingers and a thumb, so don’t forget to protect your hands! In addition to guarding your palms against blisters, gloves make it easier to get down and dirty with your plants without worrying about mud, worms, or thorns. Try this pair of bamboo gloves from Amazon for just $10.

2. Hand Trowel

Perhaps one of the most versatile garden tools around, the hand trowel is an absolute must for any gardener just getting started. Its pointed blade is perfect for breaking up clumps of dirt, and you can use a trowel for anything from digging holes to transferring plants to scooping out nasty weeds.

Fiskars makes great gardening tools and you can pick up a decent trowel for just $8.

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3. Garden Hose or Watering Can

A garden won’t be much of a garden without frequent and generous watering—plants need water to survive. If you’re only tending a small garden, a watering can may be all you need. For a small herb garden, a one gallon watering can should work. We have personally used this cute watering can and we love it. However, you might want to consider upgrading to a hose with sprinkler attachment if you are watering outside.

4. Pruning Sheers

No garden would survive without some pruning. Eventually all of your plants, vegetables and herbs will need to be trimmed up. A good set of pruning sheers with make the job much easier. Not to mention that a good trim will keep your plants healthy, happier and they will fare better for years to come.

5. Rake

Like the hand trowel, a rake can serve several purposes in one, and that’s the kind of efficiency we like to see. Hand rakes are perfect for getting rid of leaves and other debris, and they’re also useful for spreading soil and evening out your dirt.

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It may not seem like much, but you can accomplish plenty with only a handful of inexpensive tools like these. When you’re shopping, think about comfort and versatility. You’ll be getting to know these tools well, so make sure they’re a good fit!

Getting started with a home garden doesn’t have to cost a lot. You should be able to get a decent set of gardening tools for less than $50. That is a small price to pay for the beauty and produce that a home garden can provide.