While a good-quality set of tools will not do the work for you, they certainly make gardening tasks easier and more enjoyable than attempts made using inferior or unsuitable products.
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The essential tools are normally considered to be a spade, fork, hand fork, trowel, hoe and pruners. Kept in good condition, they can last for years, so find a safe, dry place to store them, and clean and sharpen them regularly.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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