It’s time to go outside and get reacquainted with nature — starting in your backyard. Get excited for spring with these gardening basics from the Long Island Cauliflower Association in Riverhead or at licassoc.com. Next up, the May flowers!
Long Island Wildflower Seed Mix
This mixture contains an assortment of annual and perennial wildflowers that have been specifically selected for Long Island conditions. The results will surely brighten up any garden. $6.75 for ¼ lb.
Instead of buying sunflowers this season, why not grow your own? LICA seeds, $5.60 for 1 oz; Renee’s Garden Seeds $2.99 for 750 mg.
Cooking your meals with fresh herbs is great but cooking with fresh herbs you grew yourself is even better. LICA seeds, $2.75 for 1 oz.; Renee’s Garden Seeds $3.79 for 1 g.
The perfect vessel to carry the fruits of your labor (literally). Pricing varies by size, starting at $5.50.
This professional-grade titanium pruner will be just what you need to chop any unwanted branches. $24.99.
These cute and practical gardening boots will keep your feet protected from the elements. $44.99
Guard your face from UV rays while keeping cool with this bucket hat. $25.99.
Use gardening gloves to protect your hands from thorns, dirt, critters and more. Multiple styles/prices available, starting at $5.25.
The design on this watering can makes for not only a useful tool, but a charming piece of front-porch flair as well. $14.99.
Long Island Cauliflower Association also has adorable home and garden décor, including these coasters, which you can use to host your nice cool beverage when you’re done in the garden. $2.75 each.