Essential Gardening Tools

You don't need to spend a fortune when you start gardening, but a few basic tools are essential if you want to perform more than the smallest tasks.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Prepare Land to Plant

Digging, Planting and Harvesting

If you are tall, invest in a long-handled shovel and fork, which will help prevent back injuries. Shovels are best for digging holes and trenches, and for shifting large quantities of soil; they cope better with light soils that fall through the prongs of a fork.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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