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I am starting a 4x8 raised bed vegetable garden, and I am planning on growing radishes, kale, lettuce, and spinach. What tools would I need to uphold my garden, and where is the best place to buy them from?
 
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There are garden tool sets on amazon, and I imagine the garage sale websites like ebay and craigslist or marketplace may have this and that as well.
 
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DirtMechanic mentioned good choices and often for best quality and cost, if available a local flea market etc. where old tools of good quality are sometimes found. The gardening Trowel would be a first if I were choosing. Fiskars has a set of 3 and Fiskars may be a little more expensive but better quality that the one i pitched in the recycle bin a few days ago that bent easily like a soup can lid.

I'll never find one better that the one pictured that belonged to the wife's grandmother. I did make a new Bodark wood handle for it a few years ago, so if left outdoors again by mistake the handle will still be good for another hundred years.
 

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DirtMechanic mentioned good choices and often for best quality and cost, if available a local flea market etc. where old tools of good quality are sometimes found. The gardening Trowel would be a first if I were choosing. Fiskars has a set of 3 and Fiskars may be a little more expensive but better quality that the one i pitched in the recycle bin a few days ago that bent easily like a soup can lid.

I'll never find one better that the one pictured that belonged to the wife's grandmother. I did make a new Bodark wood handle for it a few years ago, so if left outdoors again by mistake the handle will still be good for another hundred years.
One never knows, they may find a stainless steel trowel like made probably 30 years ago guaranteed to last a few generations. I use both because they have slightly different profiles.
 

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A garden knife...absolutely a garden knife. Several are on amazon. I find it to be the most used tool for years.

And for long handled tools, I prefer wood handles. The design on many non-wooden handles means you can"t replace a handle. Trust me....fiberglass and plastic handles both can break. But then...I have even bent one of these:


:mad::ROFLMAO:
 
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I need a garden knife. Or maybe a long sharpened trowel. Any recommendations?

I'll take a picture of the one's I have. I don't think anyone carries them anymore. I like the one serrrated edge, measuring tool on the blade, and stout construction. I've been using them about 6 years now. Can't remember what I did before. I can even use the serrated edge like a chopping blade cutting down banana trees before a frost in the fall. I'll post pics next time.
 
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Hey Dirt Mechanic.
Some back scratcher that:D
My wife's Father passed that along in his Estate. I understand why he liked it. I have found one similiar, but the widthe of tine seems greater and the length more apt to pull you under a bush. Dewit makes other interesting tools as well.
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Here are the garden knives we have. We have been using them daily for 5-6 years now. I think they came from Menards but that might be wrong.
 

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I picked up this Fiskars knife at Home Depot. Used it for planting cowhorn and chili pepper plants and some 3 odd butterfly fly bushes DW wanted near the garden today. Good for opening roots up, as well cutting containers.
 

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