I first bought this Japanese garden knife only because I thought it was cool. But it's honestly, along with the pruning shears, the tool I use the most during the summer.
The serrated edge allows you to dig by cutting branches and roots in slightly less loose soil, the measurements allow you to dig holes of exact depth and it's just more efficient for planting, transplanting, digging.... in short, I wouldn't do without it.
Gardening gloves are another must-have accessory, because if there's one thing that's hard to get off, it's dirt on your fingers or under your nails.
Choose a pair like these, with a waterproof, durable layer for the palm and a fabric that allows heat and moisture to evaporate from the top. These gloves are also easily washable, by hand or in the washing machine.
This watering can is very practical because you can remove the head. You then have the option to have a long spout to reach further plants or to water without wetting the foliage or, on the contrary, to install the knob for a gentle shower on plants.
These items are some of the tools you'll use most when gardening: a trowel for digging holes and shallow trenches, a hand-rake for loosening hard soil, a transplanting trowel with measurements for digging holes of precise depth (for example if you're planting bulbs), a fork and a weeder. Gloves are also included, making this a handy starter kit.
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