Some vegetable gardening tools that are must haves:
So now you are ready to go tool shopping, what are the necessities? One thing to keep in mind is that while we are not going to overload ourselves with tons of tools we should make sure that the tools we decide to buy are of good quality, In other words you get what you pay for. So keep that in mind. Saving a couple of dollars now will definitely mean you will spend more later, because cheap tools have a tendency not to last that long. What I usually look for in gardening tools are ones that have handles made from aluminum and heads made of stainless steel. Believe me the money you spend on them now will definitely, as has already been said save you plenty in the long run. Having said that, what do we need?
OK so what tools do we actually need?
- Wheelbarrow: no vegetable garden is complete without one of these, unless you like carrying dirt, garden debris, or manure,by hand. Yeah that's what I thought.
- Shovel: There is not a whole lot that can be said about a shovel accept it is a must have garden tool.
- Garden Rake: A good steel garden rake has many uses. Such as leveling, breaking up soil, you can also use it to plant seed.
- Hand Pruners: Never underestimate the value of a good pair of hand pruner's notice I said good! There are a lot of cheap imitations out their you will want to throw them away after ten minutes so do yourself a favor and make this tool one that is given an investment priority. A good pair will cost you anywhere from $40.00 up to $100.00
- Hand Shovel: these little gems are worth their weight in gold they make it very easy when working in tight spaces or in your container garden, and can be very useful when it comes to planting and weeding as well.
- Standard Fork: A standard four pronged fork has many uses such as turning the soil, harvesting potatoes, shoveling debris, and you will find many other uses for it I am sure.
- Gloves: No gardener would pass on a good pair of gloves. Like a good pair of hand pruners gloves are something that definitely should not be skimped on.
One of the most import things to remember is don't let the lack of tools or place to put your garden discourage you. There are plenty of alternatives to growing your own vegetables, without having a plot or an arsenal of gardening tools, and I will discuss these I further articles.
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