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The 6 Best Gardening Tools for Your Home Garden in 2022

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Gardening can be a rewarding, relaxing, and therapeutic activity. It’s also a satisfying achievement when you bite into your own fresh tomatoes, peppers, squash, and herbs. Or whatever else you choose to grow — this is America, you do you out there in the dirt, fella. And while all you really need to plant and tend a fine food garden is some healthy soil, a single spade, seeds, and a way to keep it all watered, you’ll need the right gardening tools for the job. Not only will it make the hobby much more enjoyable, but having the right products for gardening will also make it more convenient and productive.

We’ve compiled here some of the best tools for planting and tending a garden full of delectable edibles. Let’s take a look.

Fiskars Transplanting Spade

Fiskars Transplanting Spade
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Once you’ve mowed your lawn and sectioned out an area for gardening, you’re going to need a spade to keep your gardening area organized. If you try to move an established plant with a standard handheld spade, you’re likely going to chop some of its roots off. It might live, but you’ll lose productivity and reduce your harvest. The long, slender blade of this large spade allows for deep, precise holes that bring an entire root system along to the plant’s new home. It’s made with an 18-gauge steel shaft and a 14-gauge steel blade, promising durability that knocks down fiberglass and wood-handled counterparts.

Nisaku Digging Tool

Nisaku Digging Tool
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If you’re going to get serious about gardening, your basic hoe and rake aren’t going to cut it. This digging tool from Nisaku comes with straight-edge and serrated blades, making it a multipurpose device not only handy for gardening but also for landscaping and camping. It also features inch markings, which allow you to take exact measurements when digging holes for your plants. The handle is ergonomic while the blades are very sharp and resistant to scratches and rust.

Corona Comfortgel Weeder

Corona Comfortgel Weeder
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Weeding is the worst, but not with the Corona ComfortGEL Weeder from Dripdepot. This small, handy device comes complete with a root cutter, a fork-tipped blade, and a built-in fulcrum, all of which makes weeding tasks easier. The handle’s ergonomic design ensures a comfortable grip.

Worx Collapsible Yard Waste Bin

Worx Collapsible Yard Waste Bin
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This bin can hold up to 26 gallons of trimmed leaves, pulled weeds, rotten tomatoes, and so on, and it won’t be punctured by sharp brambles or thorns. It’s tough but comes in a lightweight build complete with handles, making it more convenient to tote around compared to a heavy trash can. Best of all, it pops up in a jiffy and collapses flat when not in use for easy storage.

K-Brands Tomato Cage

K-Brands Tomato Cage
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Give your tomatoes, cucumbers, and plants of the same type a hand with this customizable stand. It can be set up as tall as 72 inches or used as several different lower plant cages. Featuring a durable steel core and a thick plastic coating, the stakes ensure stable and strong support for your plants, both indoors and outdoors. The poles are easy to assemble and fast to reposition as needed, thanks to the snapping clips.

Wells Lamont Men’s Leather Work Gloves

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These Wells Lamont gloves are made of premium cowhide leather. They’re wear-resistant for maximum durability and grip and even come with an adjustable wrist to prevent dirt and debris from seeping in, and to keep the gloves in place. Puncture-resistant and highly abrasive, the gloves are great not only for getting in the dirt daily but also for hauling lumber, chopping, construction, demolition, and more. This pair is adjustable enough for flexibility and they come in five different sizes.

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