What does it take to make a happy herb gardener?
Other than the sunshine and rain, to make a happy gardener the most important ingredient is the herb garden tool set. Believe it or not, you cannot really be happy unless the gardener in you gets to touch the mud and wet soil. To make the tasks of a gardener easy here are some basic, handy tools that make efforts in the herb garden easy to manage.
While gardening long hours, I am specifically particular about the comfort and convenience of the tool kit. Tools that come with robust and durable handles are welcome. A smartly designed tool that is contoured to match the action of wrists and hands will reduce the strain on the hands. A garden tote helps to organize and keep the tools in one place. A potable garden seat that is easy to carry will not stress your knees.
If you have issues using wrist and hands, any type of arthritis,there are gardening tools especially designed for such purposes, ergonomic usage and disabled persons. They are light weight and extremely gardener-friendly giving the greatest comfort to senior citizens. I recommend these tools especially for people who need more than the normal tools do.
While a seasoned gardener will have more than double the underlying tools, this tool kit is good enough to kickoff your herb garden.
• Spading fork
• Leaf rake
• Bow rake
• Pruning shears
Garden Trowel – Trowel is very effective in digging soil when planting your herbs, turning up the earth for mixing compost in the soil. It is an essential part of a gardener’s kit.
Garden Rake – Rakes that are very rugged, and won’t rust because they are aluminum are good for doing the hard work. Best rakes have high quality handles that do not slip or peel off as many cheap plastic handles do.
Weeder – This tool will keep your pesky weeds away from the herbs. You will find that many invasive plant if not suppresses will inhibit the growth of your primary plants.
Leather Garden Gloves – While I love getting my hands with soil, I have learnt to use garden gloves which offer protection from scratches and bites. Also it is great for people who do not want to dirty their hands and they keep the hands soft. It is a necessary accessory if you want to plant a thorny bush at the borders.
Garden Knife – Knifes can cut weeds and vines. They need strong non bendable and non breakable handles. They are very handy tools when it comes to cutting and pruning stems and herbs that you want to use either for replanting or culinary requirements.
Garden Hose – A hose is a must for watering the herb garden. You can also use water sprinkler to uniformly water the small saplings and to suppress the brute force of a stream from garden hose. Use it to clean pathways and your tool set.
Cultivator – Cultivator is an effective tool to loosen soil, remove weeds and aerate soil with ease. It is very necessary in upturning the soil which may be required at least once in 15 or 20 days.
Transplanter -The transplanter make transplanting small plants and flowers easy.
Wheelbarrow – The wheelbarrow is a great equipment for carrying gardening equipment of large capacity and weight. It can easily climb any terrain including zigzag and hilly ones.