Growing your own garden veg can be a little daunting, especially if you’re a first timer. There’s an array of things to consider, from mulching and watering through to planting times and pests to contend with. With anything that might seem a bit overwhelming it’s best to start from the very beginning and of course, with the basic elements.

Your tool-kit is probably a good place to begin, ensuring that you have every instrument you need to embark on your garden veg growing escapades. We have created what we consider to be the ultimate garden-veg-growing tool-kit list, a who’s who of sidekicks needed to take on the challenge.

Be sure to choose tools to match your height and weight and opt for good quality steel materials, they may cost a little more at the outset but will be durable and require a minimum amount of maintenance.

Your ultimate lets-grow-garden-veg toolkit should include the following…

  1. Dibber

Used for making holes in the grounds for your seeds, a dibber is a useful part of any garden veg tool-kit.

  1. Draw hoe

Mainly used for creating those shallow trenches, this hoe, also known as a pulling hoe is also handy for earthing up the likes of potatoes and celery.

  1. Dutch hoe

Cut through weeds and loosen the soil with this hoe. It’s important to keep your Dutch hoe sharp. Those made of stainless steel are best.

  1. Garden fork

An absolute necessary in your tool-kit, the garden fork is used for lifting and breaking up the soil and digging up roots.

  1. Garden line

Keep your lines straight, ensure adequate space for your veg to grow and keep everything symmetrical and precise. Opt for one on a strong reel for the best results.

  1. Hand cultivator

Used for turning the soil, removing weeds and digging the planting rows, this member of your kit is a really handy tool for easily prepping for planting.

  1. Hand-fork

A scaled-down version of your garden fork, the hand-fork can be used for a range of garden jobs, but for growing veg it’s especially good for inter-row cultivation.

  1. Rake

Another vital part of your kit, the rake is particularly useful for seedbed preparation. Again, when choosing a rake, remember to consider height, weight, strength and durability.

  1. Spade

When selecting your space, go for a strong but thin blade. Handle some in the shop when buying, as the height, weight and strength components will be important again here. Also, think about how often you will be using the tool and your level of comfort.

  1. Trowel

Your trowel will mostly be used for planting out seeds, but can also be handy for breaking up soil, digging smaller holes and weeding.

  1. Watering can

Does this need any introduction here? We think not! Steel cans are typically best; however some of the stronger plastic options can be just as good.

  1. Wheelbarrow

Perhaps not an absolute necessity, you can grow veg without one, but it’s going to make your life a lot easier if you do have one, especially if you have quite a large plot or you’re growing on an allotment. You will have the choice of steel, wood or plastic, traditional or ergonomic handles, a pneumatic or hard rubber tyre, and one wheel or two. Again, consider height, weight, strength, comfort and durability when making your decision.

Well, that’s our garden veg ultimate tool-kit. Have we left anything out? Have a question about choosing the right tools? Feel free to leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts. Thanks for reading.