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Gardening supplies can be simple or elaborate. Gardening supplies can be found for large farms, or small container gardens inside oneís home. Gardening supplies can be very expensive, or relatively inexpensive. If a gardener does not want to go broke trying every new tool advertised for a home garden, a gardener needs to plan, to consider what kind of garden is desired, and how much time will be available to care for it.

Many communities have at least one garden store. There gardeners of all experience levels can find many of the gardening supplies necessary to maintain their garden. In most cases, some small tools will be needed in order to dig the soil and plant the seeds or the transplant. Some tool may be needed to weed the garden. A gardener might decide to use mulch on the garden. Mulch is a material that can be placed on the ground to prevent water from evaporating too quickly as well as to keep weeds from overtaking the garden. The garden center will also sell the seeds or the plants that a gardener wishes to place in the garden. A gardener might also be interested in a watering can, a hose, garden gloves, a trellis, plastic for a greenhouse, a variety of containers, books about gardening, top soil, manure, fertilizer, shovels, and all sorts of other equipment that make up the gardening supplies necessary to maintain the garden.

One can even find gardening supplies like plant stands and lighting fixtures if a gardener wants to build some form of artificial lighting system for a particular kind of plant. These artificial systems can also be used to extend a growing season, allowing a gardener to get a head start by planting before the outside weather is warm enough to let the plant grow without additional help. If a gardener is interested enough and has the space, a gardener can find the supplies to build a greenhouse.

If the local garden store isnít available or sufficient, a garden can order any number of catalogues that arrive in the mail or online. These catalogues may be general catalogues and sell plants, seeds and other gardening supplies, or the catalogues may specialize in only one or two items. A gardener who searches even a little bit can find gardening supplies for container gardens, vegetable gardens, hydroponic gardens, green houses, tools or any component of gardening that is necessary for any particular garden. These catalogues will start appearing in mid- to late winter in order to get the gardener to start thinking about the kind of garden that will be planted that year.