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13 April, 2010

Gardening Tools


Just Starting Out or for Containers:

  1. Trowel*
  2. Hand fork
  3. Machete*
  4. Grape shears*
  5. Gloves*
  6. Watering device or can*
  7. Pocket knife



General Gardening:

  1. Fork*
  2. Shovel
  3. Rake
  4. Hoe
  5. More gloves
  6. Pruners*
  7. Loppers

Hard Gardening:

  1. Mattock
  2. Digging bar
  3. Wheelbarrow
  4. Even more gloves

Rose Gardening:

  1. Special gloves*
  2. Thorn stripper
  3. Folding saw* 

Seed Starting

  1. Dibbers*
  2. Screen
  3. Labels
  4. Pencil*
  5. Planting stick*
  6. Riddle*
  7. Marker
  8. Swiss Army knife*
  9. Fine watering device or can*

Tool Care

  1. File
  2. Rust eraser*
  3. Oil* (WD40)
  4. Wire brush
  5. Rags
  6. Boiled linseed oil
  7. More rags
The asterisks (*) note my favorites.
A first aid kit nearby at all times is an excellent idea. Always dress to protect yourself from the rays of the sun (or thorny plants!) – long sleeved shirts and long pants with a stylish hat is best. Cotton will keep you coolest.

david 

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