Our Easy DIY Guide to Building a Raised Garden Bed
Use these DIY instructions to make your own planting box for veggies
A raised garden bed—essentially a large planting box—is the ultimate problem solver: It offers perfect drainage, protection from pests, and easy access to crops. And it’s just the thing to turn your backyard into the farm of your dreams. Follow our directions, and you’ll be able to build the 4-by-8-foot bed pictured here as a weekend project.
Sunset’s Own Gardening Tools
Sunset Gardening Apron
We’ve teamed up with the good people at White Bark Workwear in Los Angeles, California, to produce our first official Sunset garden apron—a sustainable and practical tool for gardeners everywhere. The spacious utility pockets are gusseted to expand and provide extra room for tools, twine, garden clippings, and anything else you might need to keep near.
Foldable Garden Seat with Tools
Whether you’re growing your own food or seeding flowers to mesmerize the neighbors, gardening is hard on your body. Our foldable garden seat, featuring a neat embroidered Sunset logo, reduces the stress of constant kneeling or squatting. Plus, it comes with comes with five essential tools and the pockets to keep them at hand.
Fisher Blacksmithing Hand Trowel
The subtle patina and refined hardwood handle give this trowel modern flair. The blade is made from high carbon steel and the handle from American Black Walnut. Simple and sturdy, this tool is reminiscent of what you might find in your grandparents’ garden or farm shed. The wide blade holds a lot of soil and the pointed shape allows you to get through more stubborn substances as well.
Fisher Blacksmithing Garden Cultivator
This elegant rake is great for breaking up dirt and attacking weeds! The tines are ideal for working with grasses and other weeds that have shallow, rhizomes, or runner-type growth. The carefully bent side tines flare slightly below the ferrule creating a beautiful, fleur de lis image. The solid steel rivets are set horizontally to the direction of pressure providing additional stability for the rake.
Garden Tote with Tools
If you’ve got a lot of (ahem) ground to cover in your garden, you’ll need something to tote around your tools—like, um, this tool tote! It’s durable, emblazoned with the Sunset logo, and comes with two trowels and a cultivator, not to mention space to carry a whole lot more.
Vintage Sunset Cover Personalized Garden Flags
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Plant your flag! Our weather-resistant garden flags come custom-printed with your family’s name. Show off your pride in the West—and, ahem, your good taste—with your favorite vintage Sunset covers.