Six Essentials You Need to Maintain an Indoor Garden During the Off-Season

White planters filled with various plants

As the weather shifts to cooler temperatures, it's time to bring your small herbs and potted plants indoors where they can thrive even in the off-season. We've curated a list of everything you need to maintain a healthy indoor garden including a potting station, hanging wall planter, watering can, and more.

Martha Stewart Easy-grip secateurs with a leather protective sheath from Amazon photo

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Pruners

Just as you would with your outdoor garden, it's important to keep your indoor plants trimmed and well-kept to avoid overgrowth. Pick up a pair of these Martha Stewart easy-grip secateurs and caring for your indoor garden will be a breeze. They're made with high-quality Japanese stainless steel, feature a one-hand-use design, and even come with a leather protective sheath for added safety. ($50; amazon.com)

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Wooden indoor potting station and tools from Target photo

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Indoor Potting Station

Don't let the weather stop you from planting and growing new plants; instead, add this tabletop potting shed to your collection and you'll be able to continue your hobby all year long. This portable station comes with everything you'll need to get started (making it great for beginners) including a mini cultivator and trowel, metal snips, three terra-cotta pots, gloves, tweezers, twine, brush, mini broom and dustpan, and a rubber blower. It provides a dedicated workspace that keeps the mess from mixing soil or pruning plants contained so cleanup is easy. Plus, you won't have to worry about misplacing any tools with its organized interior. ($127, usually $149; target.com)

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Hanging planter with nine small galvanized pots from Wayfair photo

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Metal Wall Planter

Cacti and succulents usually require a warm climate, and while they look great as outdoor décor in the summer, they should be transferred indoors as the seasons change to stay healthy. For a unique way to display your favorite desert plants, hang them on your wall with this metal hanging planter. It features attached hanging hooks and comes with nine galvanized mini pots that'll make the vibrant colors of your plants stand out even more. This planter is also great for growing your own fresh spices like mint, basil, and cilantro. ($74; wayfair.com)

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Garden grow kit from Food52 photo

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Grow Kit

If you aren't ready to give up gardening for the winter, you don't have to thanks to this low-maintenance garden grow kit. This four-pot set includes minimalist-inspired planters that'll blend right in with a variety of décor and are filled with everything you need to sprout mint, cilantro, basil, and pansy. Inside you'll find organic seeds, soilless growing medium, plant food, and instructions—all you have to do is add water! ($90; food52.com)

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White modern watering can from West Elm photo

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Watering Can

Available in three stylish colors, this stainless steel watering can is essential to providing your plants the care they need. We are partial to the featured white shade as it can double as easy-to-match home décor, but if you prefer an antique twist or a pop of color, we suggest adding the brass or pink version to your virtual cart. Its modern design features a long, thin spout to better control the water flow for almost any type of plant, whether it's a single succulent or a bushy flower bed, and it's topped with a mango wood handle that makes it easy to transport. ($59; westelm.com)

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Antiqued brass growhouse from Uncommongoods photo

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Indoor Growhouse

If you live in a cold climate or your home just doesn't get enough sunlight to nourish your greenery, this growhouse is for you—and you can use it all year round. The stylish brass terrarium provides the perfect environment to help your plants thrive with eight LED lights that regulate temperature and simulate daylight with a touch-sensitive timer. To complete the farmhouse-inspired look, we recommend housing the plants in mason jars or classic terra-cotta pots. ($150; uncommongoods.com)

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