Urban gardening is a bit different than if you have a ton of space and are just gardening in the regular old dirt. Here are our list of urban gardening tools that help with working in your raised beds or make your container gardening more productive and fun.

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3 in 1 Soil testing tool

3 in 1 soil tester for balcony gardening

A 3 in 1 soil testing tool is absolutely essential for urban gardeners. With one of these, you can read a variety of soil conditions that are essential for a successful garden. Of primary use is the moisture testing capabilities. By using this regularly, you can conserve water and at the same time make sure that your plants are getting the necessary water that they need. The other functions of a light meter and soil pH are also helpful in knowing what plants will do well in what locations as well as what soil amendments you need to be using.
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Canvas Collapsible Bin

canvas collapsible bucket

If you are working in a limited space, you will likely still need to mix things like planting soil, or need a container to dump pots into as you are cleaning up. A collapsible bucket or bin is a great solution to needing a bucket but are limited on your storage space. Bins like these collapse flat and take up very little space when not in use.

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Fabric Growing Pots

fabric pots for plants

Fabric growing pots are a great option for urban gardeners. Their porous material allows for excellent airflow for roots, while still being affordable and durable. I’ve used these for use to grow a wide variety of plants and regularly use fabric pots for growing tomatoes. Available in a range of sizes and materials, they can accommodate everything from flowers to potatoes with no issue.

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Dr. Earth Organic Fertilizer

Dr. Earth makes some of the best organic fertilizers that you can find today. This fertilizer is kid and pet safe, and the only Non-GMO Project Verified fertilizer in the U.S.A. If you are looking for an excellent all-purpose fertilizer, this is the one we use. They also make many other types balanced for different types of plants.

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Flexible Garden Bucket

Flexible garden bucket

Keep things organized, move dirt, have a place to scoop weeds, haul water and more with a flexible garden bucket. These are great multi-use buckets that I consider to be an indispensable urban gardening item. They come in a variety of sizes to match the size of your garden and how much you want to move at any one time. Remember for every cubic foot of soil you will be working with, you need at least 8 gallons of capacity in your bucket.

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