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Choosing Gardening Tools & Equipment for Allotments

How to choose gardening equipment you will need if you have an allotment or large open plot.

 

Gardening Tools

Jump to:-  Must Haves    |  Helpful Additions   |   If You've Got The Money

The gardening equipment you will need for working on an allotment or very large plot will partly depend on what you are planning to grow. There are many items which will be essential, some which would be handy and some which whilst not necessary, may make certain tasks much easier.

To separate the wheat from the chaff we've divided possible equipment into three categories: Must have's, Helpful additions and If you've got the money.

NB   This section only deals with equipment. For information about compost, fertilisers and chemicals visit our Resources section. For a complete list of garden tools and equipment including a description of their uses, visit the List of Tools & Equipment page where you can also buy most of the equipment listed through Amazon.

Must Have

These are the very basics without which you will have difficulty preparing your plot and growing a variety of vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible flowers. Click on the pictures for a larger view of each item. If you are planning on growing fruit trees/bushes you will need extra items listed in the "helpful additions" section.

Spade and Fork
Spade and Fork
Garden Rake
Rake
Hand Cultivator 
Cultivator
Garden Hoe
Garden Hoe 
       
Hand Fork and Towel
Hand fork & Trowel 
Watering Can
Watering Can 
Steel Rape Measure
Steel Tape Measure 
Garden Twine
Garden Twine 
Canes and Sticks
Canes and Sticks
Garden Trug
Garden Trug/Basket
Garden Kneeling Cushion
Kneeling Cushion
Labels
Weatherproof Labels
  Gardening Gloves
Gardening Gloves
Gardening Shoes or Boots
Wellies or Shoes
Garden refuse Bags
Garden refuse Bags

 

 

Helpful Additions

Although the above items will allow you to get on with most jobs on an allotment or large plot, the following items will either make life a lot easier or enable you to broaden your general gardening skills or the types of crops you grow.

Garden Tidy Cart
 Garden Cart
Pruners
Secateurs & Pruners
Hosepipe and sprinkler system
Hose/Sprinkler
Netting
Protective Netting
Garden Fleece
Garden Fleece
Seed pots and trays
Seed pots and trays
Garden Pegs
Garden Pegs
Plant Ties
Plant Ties
Tree Stakes
Tree Stakes
Compost Bin
Compost Bin
Garden Sprayer
Garden Sprayer
Wheelbarrow Small
Wheelbarrow
Line and Pin Set
Line & Pin Set
Garden Sieve
Garden Sieve
Garden Dibber
Dibber
     

If you've got the money

The following items are mostly not absolutely necessary and some can set you back a pretty penny however, they open up all sorts of possibilities and make life on the allotment even easier. Be sure to check with your allotment owners before erecting permanent structures.

Tool Shed
Tool Shed
Cold Frames
Cold Frames
Rigid Cloche
Rigid Cloches
Fruit Cage
Fruit Cages
Raised Beds
Raised Bedding
Mechanical Cultivator
Mechanical Cultivator

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