Credit where credit is due, this idea is pinched from over here: Tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own
What tools should every gardener own, have at their disposal (preferably essential tools)? As this is a community wiki there is no one right answer to this particular question.
- One tool (item) per answer please (so they can be voted on by the community)
- Clear formatting like this:
[TOOL (ITEM) NAME]
[Reason why tool is essential/useful/good]
[Photo if it makes your submission easier to understand]
- If you believe this tool to be one of the first tools a beginning gardener should own and master, please mark it as such and give a justification, such as "this highly advanced hoe takes the place of a rake and a shovel and a cultivator".
MOD NOTE: this is a special case list question. Polls and list questions are generally discouraged and will be closed outright. There is some precedent for this one and I see its use, but SE really is not designed for "infinite list of X" questions.