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Today I am excited to share with you my favorite tools for vegetable gardening. Using the right tool for the right job makes for easier work!
Yesterday was the first day of spring, and that means it is vegetable gardening season! This weekend I need to get my beds all cleaned up and ready to go, so I am happy today to share with you my favorite tools for vegetable gardening.
The Right Gardening Tools Make for Easy Work
Vegetable gardening is easier when you use the right tools. Other than tools, mulch makes for easy gardening, with less weeds. So make your work in the garden more enjoyable, and therefore, more productive, by using the correct tools.
Many people quit vegetable gardening, because they find it too hard. Don't give up! Use the internet to find help, or bookmark my blog so you can come back and see if I have an answer for your question. You can learn tips here from how to water correctly, to which vegetables are best to grow in shade, to how to start your own seeds and more.
Any problem you are facing with your garden, Google is your friend, just search it out! I actually consider Google to be an awesome tool that I use all the time when a gardening or homesteading issue comes up that I am unsure how to handle!
My Favorite Tools for Vegetable Gardening:
#1: The Cobrahead Weeder and Cultivator tool is my all time favorite gardening tool.
It also works really well to loosen up compacted soil, for drawing a line to drop your seeds into, or for digging a hole to drop a plant start into. This is a must have tool in my opinion!
#2: The Hori Hori Digging Knife comes in as a close second.
This tool is perfect for that job! I have also been known to use the knife part to cut twine or my netted trellis or even cable ties!
#3: The Gorilla Cart Wagon is also a must have.
If I am spending the day working outside in the garden, this is always by my side. I love how you can lift the wagon part up simply, to dump it, just like a dump truck. I love how heavy duty these are....my tires are the only thing that have worn out on one of the 2 wagons we have, which were easily replaceable.
I have one just for use in the garden, and then we have another that we use for all of our chicken chores.
#4: The Suncast Outdoor Rolling Garden Scooter is a comfy seat and tool storage all wrapped up in one!
It is just the right size for storing your garden hand tools, plant labels, twine, hoze nozzels, even a small sprinkler head! The lid shuts and latches nicely and it stays water tight in size. It comes with a nice little carrying basket for hauling your tools along or for harvesting a small bunch from the garden in.
#5: Melnor multi Pattern Metal Hoze Nozzle is perfect for all watering needs in the vegetable garden!
#5a Dramm watering wand: Love this for a gentle yet soaking watering, perfect for seedlings and tender plants!
I recently started using this Dram watering wand for my seedlings in my greenhouse, and had to add it to this list as it is a new favorite!
#6: 5 Gallon Buckets are simple, easy, and get used all the time around here!
I use them upside down to sit on if they are handy. I fill them with weeds to dump in my wagon. We also use them to haul chicken feed out to the coops.....so yes, these are a must have for the vegetable garden and homestead!
Greenhouse #2: This is the Quictent 10x20 greenhouse that I am currently using
Having a greenhouse in my cool short growing climate allows me to grow tomatoes and peppers here in abundance. I have had this Quictent greenhouse for 4 years now. I did just reach out to the seller on Amazon to see if I could get a new cover for it, as the screen material in the doors and windows was beginning to disintegrate. They were easy to work with and sent me a new cover for about $100.
I grow a lot of vegetable starts to sell every year, and those are the first thing I put in the greenhouse. When the nights get warm enough for the tomato and pepper seedlings, they all get moved into the greenhouse as I up pot them. After my seedling sale, I fill the greenhouse every year with about 30+ tomato plants and at least that many peppers for our family.
Greenhouse #1: This was my first greenhouse that I used for about 10 years, replacing the cover once in that time. It worked very well while we had it and I still highly recommend it.
Seed Starting & Gift Giving - Favorite Tools and Equipment
I have a whole post dedicated to the tools and equipment I use for starting seeds. I also have a post for Mother's Day Gardening & Homesteading Gift Ideas as well as a Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners.
A view of one half of our vegetable garden in early spring a few years ago.
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I hope you have found some new favorite tools for vegetable gardening here. Let me know if you have favorites not on my list in the comments so I can check them out!
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