Amy Gardening wrote:First post ever! The tool I use most, is not even a garden tool. It's called a Dasco Pro Nail Puller 15" long x 3" wide. Indestructible. Great for digging, weeding, levering out rocks, measuring 3" holes for planting, making furrows for seed, deconstructing old stuff to harvest wood, pulling out salt-bush thicket, carrying cholla and other cactus, removing buried barbed wire, wedging up pots, opening pellet bags, readjusting bricks and pavers,...
Dennis Barrow wrote:I know that this is not a "garden tool", but I cannot function without my pocket knife, either in the garden or anywhere else.
.In the garden I use my knife to cut veggies and even dig out weeds. I do have to sharpen it alot.
All four of my son's are in construction and pocket knives are part of their lives. Easy to do Christmas shopping for them!! ;-)
Samuel Mcloughlin wrote:This is probably gonna sound insane but I have a few nice wooden handled steak knives in my garden shed and I find them so useful as a multi purpose tool.
S Tonin wrote:I'm going to second everyone that said homi. I've been using mine for basically everything for two seasons now. My soil is so rocky that it takes longer to use a regular shovel than it does to just get down on the ground and dig a hole with the homi. It chops roots and pries rocks, it's great for digging trenches for seeds (I do mostly raised beds/ sheet mulching so a hoe is impractical for me for most applications) or just roughing up soil for planting. It's great for lifting potatoes/ sweet potatoes.
A close second is my Victorinox floral knife. I used to be a floral designer so I have a few floating around--I didn't buy them special for gardening. I use them for whatever needs cutting--stems, string, tape, packaging, whatever. They're on the expensive side (at least, to me because I'm cheap), but really worth it.
Becca Smith wrote:What brand of homi would you recommend?