Gardening Essentials for Third Agers

You might think February is too early to think about gardening, but now is the perfect time to start some of your seeds.

Get prepared for the upcoming gardening season with these gardening essentials.

We’ve got all the things you need to make it a bit easier to set you up for success this year.

meperez gardening shears

Easy-Use Clippers

These German-style gardening shears are amazing! They come with a grip that’s easier on hands – whether you have arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or smaller hands. You’ll be able to use these easily throughout your garden, trimming everything effortlessly. They’re sharp to make your spring clean-up fast and effortless.

Pull Weeds Without Breaking Your Back

The worst part of gardening? Taking care of the weeds that pop up! This stand-up weed puller tool has a long handle and 4-claw steelhead design that allows you to remove weeds without bending over or sitting in an uncomfortable position for hours. You’ll be able to tackle weeds quickly and use a tool that’s been loved for over 100 years.

Grab a Comfy Seat

You may need to spend some time out in your garden working. When you can’t use the stand-up weed puller, use this combo garden kneeler and seat. This heavy-duty stool is foldable and can be used to carry your favorite tools and is easy to carry around the garden. Protect your knees and back with this upgraded, comfortable tool.

Start Your Seeds Now

Want to plant this spring? You may need to start your seeds now. Do that easily with the Park Seed Bio Dome kit. You can choose from 18 to 120 blocks that allow you to have more warmth and humidity for your seedlings – without special equipment. The starter kit includes bio sponge that’s perfect for germinating your seeds and is easy to transplant when spring arrives. Park Seed is who you have probably bought seeds from for years, so why not use their trusted tool to get them started?

Grab Seed Collections

Speaking of those seeds, Park Seed has a huge variety that you can choose from for your garden. But I love their collections of seeds, particularly this Ultimate Veggie Pizza garden collection. It includes everything you need for Mediterranean cooking, including: Tomato San Marzano, Tomato Supremo, Onion Candy Hybrid, Pepper Park’s Whopper II Hybrid Bell, Basil Large-leaf Italian, Oregano. Grab this pack and more to get your veggie garden going!

park seed garden collection
sun shirt

Protect Yourself from the Sun

While we’re outside, we’re going to get sun exposure. Minimize the negative effects with this clever long-sleeve SPF sun shirt. It comes in a variety of colors and is stylish and quick drying while protecting you from sun damage. I love how comfortable and flattering it is!

Keep the Sun Off Your Face

If you’re spending a lot of time out in your garden, you’ll also want to protect your eyes and face from the sun. But many of us forget that when we’re bent over working our neck is often exposed, too. No longer thanks to this clever hat! The wide brim and neck flap protect your face and neck from the sun and it includes SPF protection to keep you safe as you work.

sun hat