If this year鈥檚 goals include creating a garden of your own, consider making it an earth-friendly one. After all, there鈥檚 no better way to promote聽better聽plant vibes than by pleasing the gal in charge of it all: Mother Nature! The good news is that it only takes a few simple swaps to the soil you鈥檙e using, the pots you鈥檙e growing in, and the tools you鈥檙e working with聽to stay green while you聽let your garden grow. We鈥檝e listed some of the best options around below 鈥 consider it our small聽way of celebrating聽Earth Day. Happy planting!


1.聽Bellingham The Bamboo Gardener Work Gloves ($10): This聽sustainable pair, made entirely from bamboo rayon,聽is perfect for green thumbs of all kinds.


2.聽CobraHead Original Weeder & Cultivator Garden Hand Tool聽($25): When the weeds start showing their heads, grab for this tool. It鈥檚 durable recycled聽plastic聽handle is comfortable for you, and the forged steel blade shows聽flowerbed invaders no mercy.


3.聽Glad Compostable OdorShield Quick-Tie Small Trash Bags聽($15): Keep your garden waste clean! These bags will keep everything contained, and they鈥檙e biodegradable聽AND certified compostable.

Bamboo Planters

4.聽Black Duck Brand Biodegradable Bamboo Fiber Planters聽($10): Give your bulbs some indoor-outdoor flexibility with these cute, biodegradable planters.

Seed Bag

5.聽JPSOR Biodegradable Nursery Plant Bags聽($10): When transplanting your seedlings from A to B, go with something that won鈥檛 have a negative effect on the ground. The non-weave material is approved to stay in the soil, so no removal needed (huge win).


6.聽Clovers Garden Fiber Seed Starter Biodegradable Pots聽($30): If you鈥檙e starting a ton of seeds, these聽tiny聽pots聽will do just the trick. They鈥檙e made from a聽biodegradable聽coconut fiber that聽helps to retain water and prevent mold聽to help out the li鈥檒 seedling as it grows.

Soil Moist

7.聽Soil Moist Granules聽($20): If your water聽usage is your聽#1 concern, these soil-saving granules will become your new gardening BFF. When combined with soil, these nuggets swell when they鈥檙e hit with water to steadily hydrate the plant, even as the soil goes dry. Translation? You鈥檒l聽cut your watering in HALF.


8.聽Nature鈥檚 Blossom Heirloom Salad Seed Starter Kit聽($30): This complete starter kit comes with all the goodies you need to grow聽your own salad. Bonus: The kit includes聽organic seeds and biodegradable pots to keep your practice completely eco-friendly.

Plant Food

9.聽EcoScraps Organic All Purpose Plant Food聽($8): Keep your produce well-fed, starting with the soil. This all-organic feed has everything you need to keep聽your greens well-nourished for the聽entire聽season ahead.

Rain Barrel

10.聽Forest City Modemmo 26-Gallon Rain Barrel聽($80): Conserve water by making a rain barrel part of your outdoor routine. This one is equipped to hold聽as much as 26 gallons of runoff, so聽you can聽keep that hose off for days on end.

Seed Packets

11.聽Rebel Gardens Organic Vegetable Seeds聽($16): Consider this your all-in-one set for getting that garden started.聽All 13 packages of seeds are certified organic and non-GMO, so you can feel proud聽of every聽radish, cucumber, and cherry聽tomato you grow.

Eco Gardening Tote

12.聽Picnic at Ascot Eco Gardening Tote With Tools聽($40-$47): This cute tote is made of聽PVC-free, environmentally safe fabric聽and holds three handy gardening gadgets inside聽to keep you in an eco-conscious state of mind.

Aqua Flower

13.聽Plastec Aqua Flower聽($10): Extend the life of your potted聽glories with these 鈥渄rain florals.鈥 Their recycled fibers work to keep water and other nutrients from flowing out of the open slot聽in the bottom of the pot. And they look pretty darn cute too.

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