About The joe gardener® Certified – Best of the Must-haves™
Through the years, joe gardener® & Company spends countless hours scouring the country and beyond looking for the coolest garden gear, gadgets and resources for down-to-earth living and learning™. Those that are selected are awarded the distinction as JOE GARDENER® CERTIFIED – BEST OF THE MUST-HAVES™. These products aren’t just “good enough.” They’re the best, most unique, highest-quality products we feel discerning gardeners should own.
And we should know. Joe Lamp’l–one of the country’s most recognized and trusted personalities in gardening and environmental stewardship, national television host and producer, author, syndicated columnist, podcaster and more–leads our team. Product testers include veteran Master Gardeners and horticulturalists, and intermediate, novice and beginning gardeners. Even weekend warriors get in on the action. We want to be sure a product that makes the list has been looked at from every level and perspective.
Hundreds of products are considered. Those that merit further attention are included in the evaluation process. As soon as a product fails to meet our criteria, it is eliminated from further consideration.
If a product makes our list, it’s considered the best in class.