My Essential Gardening Tools

gardentools1.jpg I can pretty much do every gardening task I have with just these few tools: 1 EZ-Digger, 1 pair of good gloves, 1 Garden Scooter, and 1 pair Muck Boots. I like to keep it simple; no fuss, no muss. Okay, maybe 1 pair of good clippers or a pocket knife does come in handy every now and then.

I use the EZ-Digger in place of 10 other tools. Mine is a little chewed on the end of the handle (along with the backs of my Muck boots) — a few of Magic’s many teething toys from when he was a puppy. Every time I use them, I think of him. I like that.

You can find the Digger at A.M. Leonard, online. Here’s the description.

  A.M. Leonard Catalog says: Make your gardening easier with this very versatile tool. Whether you’re digging holes, opening and closing rows, loosening soil, or digging weeds – the EZ-Digger can handle it all. EZ-Digger is a unique oriental garden tool that is a spade, trowel, weeder, cultivator, and more. Hand forged 7in. tapered, curved blade. An excellent tool for use in any vegetable or flower garden. 5″ short handle.

Because I do French Intensive gardening, all my beds are raised. I’ve got it set up so that I can scoot around all the sections easily, with no strain on my back or knees because I don’t have to bend over or kneel. I can also inspect my plants more easily because they’re at eye level. I zip right along–it’s very efficient.

Yardiac catalog says: “The Garden Scooter neatly stores all your gardening essentials in one place while providing a working bench that rolls along in the garden with you!”

My Muck boots keep my feet nice and dry (I’m often outside early when there’s still dew on the grass). I like them much better than Garden Clogs; they’re more practical and more comfortable.
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