Gardening

10 Garden Tools: Agricultural Tools

What do you need to grow? What are the tools to make a garden? In other articles in the category How to make a garden”  we have talked about planting and caring for the soil (plowing the land, fertilizing, aerating …), pruning, or how to make compost step by step … But the truth is that for all these tasks we will need some tools for the garden that we have not yet talked about.

Do we know what tools are used to garden ? Tools for sowing , tools for plowing or working the land , for harvesting

Here is the post we needed to complete our knowledge on  how to make a garden at home . Next I leave you the  List of agricultural tools s most useful to cultivate the garden.

These are the most useful cultivating tools in home gardens:

1. Shovel

Useful for making large volume earthworks.

For example: to make the beds or level the substrate when starting the preparation of the garden, to mix, transport and add compost, compost, etc.

There are two types: round and square. The square shovel can have a double use ; In addition to transporting soil or compost , we can also use it for tilling the land, that is, to decompress the soil  (a very important task before sowing or planting).

But how? Well, by stepping on the tool to drive it into the ground and, later, tilting the wooden handle to lift the earth (what we commonly call “prying”, go). With this, it is possible to hollow and aerate the substrate without the need to bend down as much as with other tools such as the hoe.

2. Hoe

It is used to prepare the ground, since with it the earth is removed and the compacted part is eliminated (undoing the clods) while weeds or the remains of other crops are pulled out.

It is also used for digging when you want to make holes, furrows, etc.

There are many types of hoes of varying shapes and sizes, each with a specific function: the hoe (the largest one), the hoe (to break the earth), the darra (to bind and weed between lines of vegetables) …

3. Double Handle Fork / Double Handle Laya

Its action on the ground is very similar to that of the hoe, since it turns and hollows the earth, but in this case the work is less expensive due to the way the tool is moved on the ground (it is a continuous work, which is performed with both hands and without the need to bend over).

As you can see, there are several tools to plow or work the land . You can choose the manual method you prefer: shovel, hoe, double-handle slab … or, if you have machines, the rototiller or rototiller to till the soil (with a gasoline or diesel engine) will make the job much easier and faster.

4. Rake

It is used to break up hard clods in the soil and to level the soil after conditioning or tilling. It also helps to remove any weeds that may be left in the ground. Leave the plot clean and ready for planting or transplanting.

It is also useful for spreading on padded beds (mulching), fertilizers and other products.

5. Almocafre

It is a very useful tool for making the necessary holes in direct sowing, and also for transplants (from the seedbeds to the final land, for example) since with it we can extract the plant from the seedbed or from the previous container without damaging its roots. and easily introduce it into the hole in the substrate where we want to grow it.

If you have small growing containers , such as pots or pots, you cannot use tools as large as a hoe or shovel to condition the soil , so the almocaffre will be perfect for removing the surface crust from the soil and aerating it a bit.

6. Pruning shears

To prune plants by removing excess branches and shoots, and also to harvest or collect many of the vegetables from the garden.

7. Gallows

It is used to move thatch or other mulching covers back and forth or to aerate compost piles (as you may recall, the forming compost needs to be turned from time to time).

8. Screen

It is very useful for sifting the compost (separating larger particles from the smaller ones) and avoiding adding non-composted or completely decomposed material to the substrate, which is still too large.

If you remember, in the article about the visit to the HuertAula Cantarranas community garden , we saw a very convenient way to separate the mature compost from the larger particles (which will remain in the sieve and must be thrown back into the compost or compost heap ).

9. Wheelbarrow

Useful for medium and large gardens to transport tools from one place to another, containers, seedbeds, harvested products, compost, soil …

10. Watering can

In the last place on this list of agricultural tools for the garden we have an indispensable tool if we have not planned any irrigation system.

If you do not have an automatic irrigation system installed (drip, sprinkler …) and your garden is not so large as to irrigate by surface using furrows or hose, it is best to use a watering can to water the vegetables in your pots or cultivation tables .

Other tools for the garden

There are other utensils that will greatly facilitate the tasks in the garden and will make the cultivation tasks more comfortable such as:

  • A basket or bowl to collect the vegetables from the garden
  • A bucket to pour out the crop residues
  • Containers for water (if we irrigate , for example, by drip irrigation with tanks)
  • Sprayer and measuring cup for treatments against pests and diseases
  • Protection gloves

If you have a small garden in pots or cultivation tables, what will be more comfortable for you is to use hand tools .

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More on cultivation tools in this article on gardening tools and machinery , where we will talk about other tools for mowing the lawn, removing weeds or sweeping the leaves of the garden. Greetings!

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