Someone asked me recently what I consider the essential tools to be. Since its that time of the year (the holidays) and I’ve never really done a post on it before, here’s my list of essential gardening tools and equipment (complete with Amazon affiliate links).
The first must have item is a hoe. There are so many things you can do with a hoe. Weed removal, furrowing for row making, tilling the soil a bit, defending the garden from zombies. Well I can tell you that you won’t be doing that with those little sissy hoes from china. You know the one’s with the paper thin blade welded to a cast rod jammed into a wooden handle. If you can’t see why that design is inherently weak let me tell you…it is.
No if I’m going to rely on a tool for 90% of my gardening task that require a tool I want the best. Well you can have the best and at a decent price. That’s why I use only Rogue Hoes. You can find a wide variety on Amazon from $25 – $40. Click the link and check the row at the bottom of the page. So many varieties!
If I could do my pruning with my hoe I would. Alas, I’m not sure my plants would survive. A good pair of pruners is essential especially if you own a grapevine. Sure you only use them once a year but you demand they work. Fiskars are cheap and EXTREMELY reliable.