6 Tools I Can’t Live Without in the Garden

 By seanealy

I try to do as much as I can by hand in the garden.

This is partially because I try to live as frugally as possible. But it’s also because I’m unwaveringly stubborn. Just ask my wife!

When we first started our market garden, I had grand delusions of farming 3 acres with only a tiller, a hoe and blind determination. Thinking about it now it just seems silly. But back then it felt almost revolutionary. As a contrary farmer, I wanted to buck the modern day reliance on heavy machinery and destructive farming practices. At the time, one man farming vegetables by hand sounded romantic.

It only took a few months for me to realize I needed more in my arsenal than just elbow grease and zealous idealism. Romanticism goes out the door real quick when the weeds are 8 feet high and your hoe not long…

SOURCE: https://theealyhomestead.com/2019/03/10/6-tools-i-cant-live-without-in-the-garden/

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