Here are a few of my favorite things… Many of these items I’ve tried myself. There’s nothing like having a good quality tool and having it last for years and years. The Best Gardening Tools list contains products for skin protection, short & long-handled tools as well as some cute planters. I may add to this list as time goes on.
Best Gardening Tools
There are some things that didn’t make it onto this list yet. I’m going to keep building up this list to make it better and better. One thing I don’t have on this list is gardening clothes, but you can check out What to Wear While Gardening to see my suggestions on that.
I hope to have more categories. If you have suggestions of a category or a certain product that you think should be included, please leave me a comment or shoot me an email using the contact form.
For now, let’s take a look at the Best Gardening Tools in the shed…
Everyday Garden Gloves – I like to have some fairly cheap gloves like these, for everyday gardening. I put these first because cheap gloves really are some of the Best Gardening Tools I have. Mostly because I know if they get ruined or if I lose one I don’t have to worry too much about it. I use these most of the time while gardening. Pulling weeds, planting and so on.
Premium Gloves – I like having some of these. One of the biggest reason is that these are compatible with touchscreens. So I can use my phone, or MP3 player while I’m gardening. I use this kind of gloves when I know I’m going to be in the garden for a while.
Long Gloves – These puncture-resistant gloves (picture on the left) are really great when you are dealing with thorns and other hazardous plants. They are made of leather. If you are vegan, the gloves on the right are made out of synthetic vegan leather. We live in the woods, and there are a lot of thorny vines. Having long gloves protects my arms from those crazy thorns and that makes these another one of my top favorite Best Gardening Tools!
Shoes – You might have already seen my sloggers. I love them. I actually wear them most of the time. I wear them to the store, and around the homestead. They are waterproof and easy to clean. They just make sense. Plus, they have a great price point.
Best Short-Handed Tools
So first up is a super cute, but small kit. It doesn’t have everything you need for short-handed tools, but it does have the most necessary. I love this set because, well they are pretty and are good quality tools.
Hand Pruners – Obviously every gardener needs a good pair of hand pruners. These are good quality and easy to clean. So if you don’t get the kit above, remember to get some hand pruners.
Hand Rake – The ergonomic design of this tool, makes moving dirt a whole lot easier.
Short Handled Cultivator – If you need to stir up some dirt, this little cultivation does the job quite well.
Hand Scooper – I love the size of this scoop. I haven’t been able to find a scoop like this anywhere else. It’s so helpful with medium-sized jobs.
Snake Trowel – Perfect for plucking weeds, and for digging holes for transplants.
Best Long-Handed Tools
Galvanized Broadfork – For easier tilling in the garden.
Rake – We have a lot of leaves around here, this rake works pretty well. I like that I can rake leaves and shovel them with one tool.
Root Cutting Shovel – I don’t know about you, but everywhere I dig there is a nuisance of roots. It makes it very difficult to dig into the ground. I love this shovel, it makes it so much easier to dig around those roots. Cuts my time in half.
Pruners – I’ve had a set of these pruners for many years now, and they’ve never failed. Living in the woods, I need a really sharp pair of long pruners.
Digging Shovel – Love this shovel, because it can hold more dirt, and it digs really well.
Large Scoop Aluminum Shovel – Big shovels come in handy when you have a lot of dirt or compost to use. I usually use this shovel to fill up my wagon to take compost over to the garden.
Barrel Planters – I want to start this off with the planter I have on my front porch. I made my own herb garden using two of these. I have one really big one and one small one. I absolutely love these planters. They are beautiful and really make my porch a peaceful place to hang out.
If you’re looking for a raised planter, this galvanized raised bed is great. With s great price point and easy assembly, this raised bed would be a great addition to the garden.
I love this long box planter. It’s gorgeous and would accent any area of your home very well. It’s made of Corten Steel, and over time will develop a rusty patina look.
These planters are super cute. If you like succulents or growing herbs, these wall hanger planters are great and have a pretty good price point.
This is a 2 pack of ceramic planters. They are super versatile and can be used indoor or out. Which is great when you need to bring the plants inside during cooler weather.
Super cute indoor/outdoor planter. I love the unique style of this planter. I think a nice house plant in this planter could help spruce up an interior.
These adorable little wagon planters only run about $20. This is on my wish list on Amazon. I love these little wagons. My friend has one, and it’s just absolutely adorable.
How adorable is this little Dino Planter? It looks like he’s eating the vegetation that you plant! It’s pretty perfect.
One of my favorite gardening site is Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. She shares a wealth of information, plus she sells some of the best seeds around. Be sure to check out her website.
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