Backyard vegetable gardens are a hot commodity these days. Everybody seems to be harvesting their own tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, lettuce and fresh herbs. Experts report that the popularity of growing vegetables in our home gardens has not been greater since World War II, when people were big on planting “Victory Gardens.” Today, we’re cultivating our own produce for different reasons; among them, the quality of food that we’re putting on the family’s table. In our own gardens, we know the fresh food is free from pesticides and other chemicals.
Among the challenges people face when planting and maintaining a garden is the amount of time and labor involved. No gardener wants to be tied down to hours of digging and weeding. That’s why proper planning and good quality gardening tools are important. Before transplanting your vegetable seedlings, you need to prepare your soil and create beds or rows in your garden. Some vegetables can be planted earlier because they can easily tolerate root disturbances. This includes broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, leeks, onions, parsley, peppers, and tomatoes.
Quality Digging Tools Make The Difficulty Level “Easy”
Prior to transplanting seedlings outdoors, you’ll need to dig out and prepare the garden bed and amend the soil so that it is fertile, rich in organic matter and moist. A sharp-bladed sturdy shovel can make this task 10 times easier than an old, dull shovel. Individuals who plan on gardening for years to come will find it prudent to invest in better digging tools. Gardening professionals point to a favorite digging shovel as the Lesche Sampson Digger with T-Style Handle.
This gardning tool is a digger/shovel that is both rugged and easy to use in all types of ground conditions. Regardless of your regional soil type (sandy, clay, moist, dry), the Lesche Sampson Digger moves dirt effortlessly. What makes it an amazing shovel is the blade—which is pointed like a digging trowel and heat treated for great strength and durability. The blade is 7 1/2″ long x 4″ wide. Lesche Sampson Digger is super strong, rust resistant, smooth and perfectly balanced—well worth the investment for a vegetable gardener.
A Trowel by Any Other Name Isn’t The Same
For digging your planting holes and weeding, a quality trowel or professional digging tool is essential. You will need to create a wedge in the soil for each plant’s root ball and your digging holes should be deep enough and spaced properly. A trowel that consistently receives a 5-star rating is the Lesche Digging Tool with a Serrated Blade. The sharp serrated edge is its claim to fame; it also includes a storage sheath. This is no ordinary garden trowel—it is hand crafted using the finest materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques.
The serrated blade moves through all ground conditions with ease. Less effort and more efficiency is the name of the game. You will easily cut through the toughest roots, branches and other obstacles. The Lesche Digging Tool with a serrated blade will be your go-to tool for any job requiring a trowel. Weed or plant between paving stones or overgrown areas. The hand grip on the Lesche Digging Tool is formed from a comfortable sure grip plastic and a safety stop is included between the handgrip and the blade for enhanced leverage and safety.
All of these tools are not only rugged enough to handle all-terrain digging associated with treasure hunting, they are top-of-the-line for gardening as well. Take the time to plan and research your equipment selection. You will find that the extra investment of time up front will enhance both the yields and beauty of your garden. With the proper equipment, your garden and harvest will be the envy of the neighborhood!
About the author: Daniel Bernzweig manages MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written on the subject of treasure hunting and metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He enjoys traveling with his metal detector and helping to educate others in the correct use of metal detectors in their explorations.