garden tools

  • This Hoe Is an Upgraded Classic
    Article

    This Hoe Is an Upgraded Classic

    You’ve got to be impressed when a classic tool is reinvented. This collinear hoe ­designed by Eliot Coleman has become my go-to tool for the vegetable garden. I use mine…

  • ARS SE45 Floral Shears
    How-To

    Harvest Cut Flowers With These Floral Shears

    Anyone with a cutting garden needs a good pair of pruners. These 7-inch floral shears are perfect for when you need something a little smaller and less bulky than Felco…

  • Nejiri Gama Hand Hoe
    How-To

    Remove Shallow Weeds Quickly With This Hand Hoe

    I’ve worked with other professional gardeners for over twenty-five years, and a tool that continues to be a popular part of our weeding arsenal is the Nejiri Gama hand hoe.…

  • Tweezers for Delicate Work in the Garden
    How-To

    Tweezers for Delicate Work in the Garden

    Planting and pruning small, fragile items can be difficult. I cannot count the times I’ve cleared all the foliage from a string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus, Zones 9–12) just by…

  • seed starting tools
    Design

    Seed-Starting Gadgets

    Starting your own seeds is a great way to get a lot of plants for little money. But from sowing tiny seeds to prying seedlings out of flimsy plastic trays,…

  • Tubtrug
    How-To

    This Handy Tool Makes Garden Maintenance a Snap

    By far and away, the 20-gallon recycled tubtrug from Gardener’s Supply is one of my favorite garden tools. I have owned three of these heavy-duty tubtrugs for decades. They have…

  • speedweeder
    How-To

    To Weed Your Garden Faster, Try This Simple Tool

    Born in the UK, the Speedweeder is a surprisingly handy tool. It doesn’t look like much, but it is surprisingly versatile. The simple shape of the heavy-duty wire hook with…

  • medium-duty thinning shears
    How-To

    These Shears Are an Essential for Tidying Your Garden

    My medium-duty bonsai thinning shears from Joshua Roth (model #133) are the best all-around snipping shears I’ve ever used and might be the most-loved and most-used gardening tool that I…

  • Gro Mor MWS-1 Mini Wand Seeder
    Article

    Great Garden Tools for the Season

    Gro Mor MWS-1 Mini Wand Seeder If you’ve ever struggled with sowing the nearly invisibly small seeds of poppy (Papaver spp. and cvs., Zones 2–10), impatiens (Impatiens spp. and cvs.,…

  • How-To

    Favorite Tools in My SoCal Garden

    My father was a master carpenter, probably before that term existed. His single-car garage held every sort of tool imaginable, and he was very fond of telling us that we…