Whether you’re tending traditional shrub and tree foundation plantings or your version of a Victory Garden vegetable patch, you need a wheelbarrow or garden cart. This two wheel wheelbarrow updates the classic single-wheel version with a no-tip design that’s still a breeze to maneuver. The polyethylene tub never rusts, no matter what you let sit in it for however long. In addition to a wheeled cart, invest in basic buckets, trugs or tip bags. When you garden, you can’t have enough containers to carry things like soil amendments, water, tools, prunings or harvest. Food grade buckets are often free for the asking from bakeries, donut shops and restaurants.
Whens space is tight, you can use old items, such as a wheelbarrow to display and grow plants. Portable gardens are a creative solution for those who need to move plants into sun or shade during the day, says Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardener.com. Heavy planters can be moved easily.
You don't have to spend big bucks for a backyard composter. An ordinary plastic or metal garbage can with a lid will work. Before you sink the can into the ground (which you'll want to do, to keep animals from getting into your garage), drill some holes into the sides and bottom. They'll let water drain out and allow beneficial organisms and worms to come in. When the compost is ready to use, find a friend to help you lift the can out of the ground and dump it into a wheelbarrow or your garden spot.