If you’re looking to get started gardening, the garden catalogs will happily sell you thousands of things you don’t need. For most purposes, there’s a simpler way! In this post, I’m going to detail some of the basic tools and vegetables you should and shouldn’t invest in.
Don’t buy: Expensive Swiss-made forged steel garden tools.
Do buy: Unless you’re a professional gardener, you’re unlikely to be able to tell the difference. A cultivator tool (the claw looking one with three or four prongs) and a small trowel are invaluable, but since it’s still a pretty simple item, you can buy nice ones at home stores for less than $10. I am still using the ones I got out of the $1 section at Target three years ago.