My gardening toolbox is a basket with all of the frequently used tools that I like to have on hand whenever I’m working in the garden. Consolidating them into an easy-to-grab basket makes fewer trips back to the garage to get something I may have forgotten. Here are the details of what’s included and why I like to have them accessible.
- Gloves – I always keep a pair of thin-coated gloves handy when working in the garden. My hand always still seem to get dirty but these help.
- Pruners – I have two sets of pruners in my kit to cover both small and large jobs.
- Fine Tip Pruning Snips – I like these for trimming tomatoes or other smaller more delicate tasks such as harvesting herbs.
- Bypass pruning shears – these are used for larger and tougher things. Often at the end of the season to cut down pepper or tomato plants at the base.
- Hori Hori & Trowel – these are mostly used at the beginning of the season when I’m transplanting seedlings or planting. I really like the Hori Hori for things like planting garlic or potatoes. It can also covers as a knife in a pinch.
- Knife – I use this for harvesting various things, including lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, etc. Opinel is a common brand used in gardening and I really like mine.
- Tomato Clips – With the trellising system I’m using this year, I need to have these handy every time I prune my tomatoes, keeping a basket of these in my toolbox works well.
- Fertilizer – I have a small container of bloodmeal and bonemeal mix that I keep handy for side-dressing heavy feeding plants. Having this in my toolbox means I’m more likely to remember when I’m out working in the garden.
I chose to consolidate all of these tools into a harvest basket but really any container could be used.
This is what’s included in my gardening toolbox and what I like to have on hand when I’m working in the garden. I’d be interested to hear in the comments below what your must-have tools are when out in the garden