We've gathered the essential tools that any gardener, regardless of skill, should keep handy.

Sunset Editorial  –  Updated July 16, 2021

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While gardening is a primitive skill, in essence, tools have always been used to plant, harvest, and maintain the land. We aren’t necessarily suggesting an ancient-style obsidian hand ax (though it is an option), but a few basic tools will make your planting, weeding, and harvesting that much easier.

Our Favorite Basic Garden Tools

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