The Best Gardening Tools For Your Homestead

Almost every homesteader has a garden of some sort. From a container garden to a full-blown vegetable garden, there are tools and resources you need to have on hand. This is a list of the gardening tools and resources that every homesteader should have ready to go for all their gardening needs.

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The Best Gardening Tools For Your Homestead


Can’t Do Without Gardening Tools

These are the gardening tools everyone uses and usually needs. If you buy nothing else, at least get these to get started. They are the normal everyday tools that most homesteaders use regularly. All of them can be found in any local garden center or online. Just make sure to buy high-quality gardening tools. This is not the area to save money and buy cheap because they won’t last long.

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Fiskars Softouch Garden Tool 3 Piece Set

  • Ideal for a variety of tasks including digging, weeding, loosening soil, aerating, transplanting and more
  • Soft, contoured handles are ergonomically designed to reduce hand and wrist fatigue while working
  • Curved heads and forked tines make breaking up tough soil easy
  • Cast-aluminum heads resist rust for lasting value
  • Lifetime warranty

This is a great starter set for small gardening tasks like hand digging and weeding.


Fiskars 28 Inch Bypass Loppers

  • Ideal for cutting green, living growth like tree branches
  • Fully hardened, the precision-ground blade stays sharp through heavy use
  • Rust-resistant, low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood and prevents it from gumming up with sap and debris
  • Length: 28 inches with a cut capacity of 1-1/2 inch thick branch
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NNBB Garden Gloves with Fingertips Claws

  • These gloves are suitable for most men, women, and teens
  • Good quality fully waterproof really comfy quite strong flexible design
  • Cut resistant and natural rubber latex aiming to protect your hands
  • Please be careful with the other brands. Only NNBB can ensure the quality of the product
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GardenAll 5-Piece Garden Tools Set 

  • Classic garden tool set includes square point shovel, 24 T steel rake, cultivator, Sidewalk Scraper and forged hoe.
  • Shovel: Tempered steel plate makes the shovel sturdy enough. High cost-performance fiberglass handle, it wears well, low weight and not deformation.
  • 4 Tine Prong Garden Cultivator/ Refuse Hook with 48” Best Hard Wood Handle.
  • 12 gauge Forged Beet Hoe with 48” Best Hard Wood Handle – 7-Inch by 3.5-Inch.
  • 24 Tine Spring Brace Rake with 54” Steel Tube Handle Vinyl Coated.




Nice Extra Gardening Tools To Have

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Drill Till, 3 Tools in 1, The Smartest Gardening Tool Kit for Weeding, Tilling and Bulb Planting

The Drill Till gets rid of grown weeds, tills garden soil to prevent weed growth, help with transplanting, and dig holes for new seeds in your beautiful garden. The Drill Till is designed to help with the daily maintenance of your garden without giving you the back pain associated with garden work.

Whether for tilling, weeding, planting or digging, this smart home gardening tool kit is here to make your life easier! Designed for use with a cordless drill, this all-in-one gardening tool allows you to dig holes, plant seeds, remove weeds and roots, till your flower bed or aerate your soil, fast and effortlessly! And the best part? You no longer have to use harmful chemicals!

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The Gardener’s Friend Pruners, Ratchet Pruning Shears

  • NO MORE PAINFUL PRUNING! – If you have a weak grip or hand pain from Arthritis or have other mobility problems but still love to garden, these are for you
  • QUICK AND EASY CUTTING! – The unique and effective ratchet mechanism uses leverage to make cuts with a fraction of the effort of conventional pruners
  • DEVELOPED BY PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS! – With over 30 years of experience in a family-run nursery, The Gardener’s Friends developed the perfect pruning shears, and this is the result
  • PERFECT FOR TRIMMING FLOWERS, TREES, AND SHRUBS — The ratchet system in these pruners can cut things as small as flower blossoms to 1 inch thick branches like a hot knife through butter
  • GREAT FOR SENIOR GARDENERS — As we age, things become harder to do; these secateurs have an ergonomic design that makes handling and using them pain-free, safe and simple.

Now you have a good starter list of the gardening tools needed for your homestead. Shop around and try to get the best deal. Check out OHGardening for some great articles and recommendations for gardening and gardening tools.

Don’t just look at price when it comes to gardening tools. Quality matters here because you want your gardening tools to last! You can read The Must-Have Barn Tools next, for other tools you may want to have on your homestead.

This is an extensive list of the best gardening tools and supplies every homesteader should have on the homestead and where to find them.


  1. I love all your tools you advertise! Gota have those claw gloves! And those clippers just so you know picking up journals etc today!
    Have a good one

    1. Author

      Those claw gloves are my fav’s! They make digging around so much easier!

  2. Excellent list! I have been wanting to try those fingertip claws! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop 🙂

    1. Author

      Oh I love those claws. I think they are one of the most used tools I own!

  3. I got those loppers from Christmas and was happy to put them to work! Theres something special about pruning 😉

    Thanks for the pin, glad I found you on this weeks blog hop hosted by The Green Acre Homestead.

    1. Author

      Aren’t those loppers wonderful! I have 2 pairs of those and I love them! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Knee pads or one of those mats you lay down are a must have too! Trust me, it only takes one long day of gardening without them to make you wish you had them!

    1. Author

      Oh, I couldn’t agree with you more about knee pads! At almost 50 years old, my knees remind me often that gardening is meant for raised beds I think!

  5. The cultivator is also wonderful for creating those uniform seed rows quickly and easily. And just like the gardening tools we’ve already spoken about, buy quality! Not trying to beat a dead horse here on the quality issue, but for the most part, if you stick with buying quality, they literally will last a lifetime.

    1. Author

      I couldn’t agree more about buying quality tools. After all, you get what you pay for! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. So useful! I am a sucker for good hand clippers! Now I have a few more things to add to a Spring wish list!

    Thanks for sharing these at the Homestead Blog Hop!


  7. Good post for gardening lovers. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites
    I StumbleUpon every day. It will always be useful to
    read articles from other writers and practice a little something from other web
    sites. Thanks for this article as it is very helpful for the ones who love gardening.

    1. Author

      I am so happy you enjoyed the article and thanks for “stumbling” onto my site!

  8. I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. This kind of blog helped me a lot whenever I want new gardening ideas.

    The lesson I have thoroughly learned, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives. Thanks again for this article!

    1. Author

      I am happy you enjoy the content!

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