You never truly know the origin of the seeds and soil you find at the dollar store, whether they’re actually organic or even contaminated, how the seeds have been stored and what kind of germination rate to expect.
This multipurpose tub works well for mixing soil and amendments (especially if you’re making your own potting mix), moving compost, bottom-watering small pots, and hauling supplies to and from your potting bench.
I’ve worn through countless pairs of cheap gloves, sometimes several a season, and in the end it just makes more sense to invest in a good, sturdy pair that will last a long time.
These things are so versatile. They make great drip trays for starter plugs, seedling flats, planter boxes, or lots of little pots.
They’re not as sharp or durable as heftier tools from reliable brands, and you’ll end up replacing them sooner than you think.