There are a number of different vegetable gardening tools currently available. Some of these are vital to a proper vegetable garden, with others being more of a luxury or rarely used item. Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden, or have been doing so for many years, it is important to know what you will need to have.
The first thing to determine is what kind of vegetable garden you want to have. The most well known option is obviously the traditional vegetable garden. This can be virtually any size and commonly appears on a raised bed. Other options include container gardens, potted vegetables and hanging vegetables. Obviously, you may need some different tools for different types of planting, but there are some tools that are vital, no matter what. Those tools will usually consist of a bow rake, hand trowel, shovel, hose, hoe and watering can. You may also need a wheelbarrow, square blade spade, and hori hori knife.
If you are using the familiar vegetable garden, located in your yard, you will almost certainly need the use of the wheelbarrow. Although this can be somewhat more expensive than the other tools, it has been found to save a lot of time and energy, especially when it comes to a larger vegetable garden. If there is quite a bit of greenery in your yard, you may also find a hand saw or hedge shears to be a good investment.
There is a common misconception that you will need to buy the highest quality tools for your vegetable garden. That is not necessarily true, but if you choose to buy a less expensive version of you tool, you should inspect it regularly for cracks or imperfections in the tool itself. You may want to rinse it off after each use and consider the use of a protective wax.
You should also determine the size and weight of the tools you would like to purchase. Some shovels, for example, provide a sturdy and reliable texture that causes it to be heavy and bulky to use. An item with a fiberglass handle is easier to use, but the thinner texture may absorb and transfer vibrations more easily. With extended use, this could easily become uncomfortable.
There are many retail locations that carry the tools you will be using. Most discount and home improvement stores have many options to choose from, and with the large selection available you are sure to find the items you are looking for and be on your way to more efficient gardening in no time.
You can learn more about garden tool sets, and get much more information, articles and resources about garden tools by visiting lawn and garden tools.
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(Syn. Tournefortia argentea)
Boraginaceae (Borage family)
Range: native to tropical Asia, Madagascar, tropical Australia, and most of the atolls and high islands of Micronesia and Polynesia
Naturalized in the Hawaiian Islands (commonly seen along coastal areas from Kure Atoll to Hawaiʻi Island)
Photo: Turtle Bay, Oʻahu
This photo shows why it is some times called the Octopus tree.
Closeup of bark
The wood is commonly used to make handicrafts, tools, and, in Polynesia, frames for swim goggles. Due to its availability, it is used as firewood, and has become rare in some areas as a result.
Medicinally used in many Pacific islands as a traditional medicine to treat ciguatera fish poisoning, which is caused by powerful ciguatoxins produced by microscopic Gambierdiscus algae
Featured on the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden’s "Botany Photo of the Day" on November 1, 2017
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