Gardening can be a little bit tricky, there is no point denying it. That is a large part of what makes it such a satisfying pursuit. Going through all the hard work – the digging, planting and weeding just for a start – of getting a garden in place is seen by many as nature’s way of reminding you that it is worth doing.
If a job isn’t hard, it’s probably not worth the bother after all. But at the time, it doesn’t necessarily feel that way to you, or to anyone who is waiting for something to grow and getting frustrated at its refusal to be hurried.
This is when your patience will be tested sorely, and without the right tools it will be even worse.
The type of tools that you will need will depend hugely on what kind of gardening you are looking to do, and what size of garden you have – or are looking to create. If you live in an apartment block and are just using a window box, then it makes very little sense to buy a large fork, spade and garden shears, for example.
Every gardener at one time or another will need a trowel, though. Small or large as your garden may be, in order to make a hole for the seed, seedling or any other infant plant you will require one. A watering can is also pretty much essential in any gardening situation – without moisture in the soil a plant will wither.
For a larger garden, there is a definite benefit to having larger artillery, as it were. You may need to dig up quite a large area of soil depending on what you plant. If you are growing something quite delicate it is also worth investing in a net to put over it.
As much as you may love your pets – or next door’s cat – they do have an insatiable curiosity which often manifests itself in trampling all over your delicate blooms. This is no help whatsoever when you are trying to coax them through their early days.