Considering the large number of tools and equipment that is now available from the average garden centre, the gardener can actually get by with buying surprisingly few of them, as long as they are chosen carefully and with a view to what is actually needed. Starting a vegetable garden need not be a costly business. You do not, for example, have to invest in a large greenhouse or in cold frames, although a shed will prove useful if you do not want to perform unhygienic gardening tasks in the kitchen. A wheelbarrow is the only mechanical device that most gardeners will require although many may use a rotavator (rototiller) for digging larger plots. There are also many excellent second-hand tools to be had, very often at a fraction of the price of new ones that may be of an inferior quality, so it is worth spending a little time on finding the best tools.
In many ways gardening is a very personal hobby and no more so than in the choice of tools and other equipment. Everybody has their favourite selection of tools and feels lost if, for example, they are working in someone else’s garden without these items.
What do you really need?
Life is much easier in the garden if you have items such as a wheelbarrow, but bear in mind that, in a small garden, you can grow an extra couple of plants in the space needed to store it. Indeed, most things, such as weeds and compost, can be carried in a bucket in small-scale gardening.
One of the problems with owning a lot of tools and equipment is that you need somewhere to keep them, and that means there is even less garden for growing once you have erected the requisite shed. The advantage of having just a few hand tools is that they will usually fit into the back of the garage or even under the stairs in the house. Once you own a large rotavator (rototiller), no one will be pleased when it is trundled across the carpet to put it away or its sharp tines scratch the side of the car as you try to manoeuvre it into and out of a tightly packed garage.
Once you start to use a rotavator (rototiller) your gardening will be on a scale that usually means having a shed devoted to tools, and you may want to consider having a combined tool and potting shed ¡ª it should be a simple matter to put a bench down one side of a tool shed. Having a potting shed may seem to be rather an old-fashioned idea, but once you have had one you will find it difficult to manage without. However, it is not essential, and many successful gardeners manage quite well without one.Said that having your own tool set always has its benefit, you dont have to hire them, you dont have to borrow them from our neighbors etc etc. There are several guides out there that helps you choose the perfect Equipments that you will need for your garden. You dont have to get them all,just plan on what you are growing and accordingly select the equipments.
Crystal is a home maker and a part time blogger who loves to write on home and decor. She loves landscaping. She recently had to look for a Sprinkler repair in Phoenix as her sprinkler unit got damaged.