Small Farm Essentials We Love & Use!

Updated: Jun 16


If you’re a homesteader, small business, or looking for a great gift for the gardener in your life, browse our essentials list below of products I love to use daily on the farm.

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MICROGREENS

*1020 Trays No Hole- The best heavy duty growing trays

*1020 Trays With Holes

Promix

Raised Bed Mix

True Leaf Market - Fast shipping & always in stock

Kitazawa Seeds - Local(ish) to Sacramento. Great family company! Weight for trays - bricks, stones, pavers

*1 Gallon Tank Sprayer

*Hydrogen Peroxide 12% - 1:10 ratio for all seeds seems to do the trick

Agromax Strip LED Light Tri Band

Agromax Strip LED Light White

T5 High Output Light

*Grow Racks (Vertical)

*6' Rack Blackout Cover

*Adjustable Ratchets for Grow Lights

*Sticky Traps


HARVESTING

*Food Scale

*Harvesting Knife

*Barebones Walnut Scissors Large

*Micro Tip Pruning Shears

Joey Rooapron

Garden Hod


PACKAGING

Vegware Compostable Clamshells

Custom Packaging - stamps, tape, embossers, tissue paper, etc

Stickers & Labels

*Brother Thermal Printer

*Brother CZ-1005 2" Thermal Labels

*Munbyn Shipping Label Thermal Printer

*4x6 Thermal Labels

*Humidity Pads

*Cricut Air 2

*Heat Gun 300 Watt

*Manual Heat Sealer

*Kraft Sealable/Resealable Pouches

*A1 Kraft Paper Bags

*Glassine Paper Sheets


SEED STARTING

*48"x20.75" Seedling Heat Mat with Thermostat

*4" Nursery Pots

*1020 Trays with Humidity Dome

*Nursery Plant Pot Markers

*200 Cell Seedling Starter Tray

Baker Creek Seeds

Fruition Seeds

Hudson Valley Seed

Botanical Interest

MI Gardener

Little River Cooperative



MARKET

*10x10 Pop Up Canopy Tent

*Replacement Canopy

*Rubber Bands

*6' Folding Tables - check local auctions!



APPAREL & MORE

*My Beloved Crocs

*Hunter Boots

*Ring Light with Adjustable Tripod - because you know, content.

*400W 8 Tray Dehydrator


TRELLIS

8’ Cattle Panels - trellis tomatoes, beans, peas, melons, and squash

Studded T Post

*1 Ply Poly Twine



GREENHOUSE, TARPS, TRELLIS, SOLAR, FANS, WEEDING

Neversink Zipper

Wire Hoes - LOVE these.

*Mesh Insect Netting

*12V 100Ah Battery - I built a small array using 4 batteries and 4 100W panels to power fans and heating mats.

*32V Fuse

*100 Watt 12V Polycrystalline Solar Panels

*Solar Cables - 12AWG Solar Adaptor Cables

*Solar Cables - 8AWG Copper Battery Inverter Cables with Lugs

*MC-4 T Branch Connectors

*TY Connectors

*12 Gauge Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Gothic Frame Greenhouse (similar)

*Greenhouse Fans

*Greenhouse Repair Tape

*Solar String Lights

*Solar Panel Tilt Mount

*Rechargeable Outdoor 15000mAh Fan - Perfect for cloudy days when solar wasn't an option and for market. A must have in California heat!

*Digital Hygrometer

*Bluetooth Hygrometer Thermometer

*Shade Cloth Clips

*Shade Cloth

Greenstalk Vertical Planters - Use these year round for flowers & herbs. Love them!

Hardware Cloth - cut and staple to wood table frame for mesh greenhouse tables


IRRIGATION

*8" Spacing Drip Tape

*Drip Tape Valve

*1/4" Barb Goof Plug

*1/4" Tubing


SOIL

*Biotone Organic Fertilizer

*Crab Meal

*Bone Meal

*Alfalfa Meal

*Blood Meal

*Neem Meal

*Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT)

*Neem Oil

*Compost Tea Aerator

*Air Pump

*UV Flashlight - Use to spot horn and cabbage worms at night. They glow in the dark!