There are many things that a gardener must have, but there are also several tools out there that are not completely necessary. If you have the money and are truly dedicated to the field of vegetable garden design and gardening in general, these additional expenses should not mean much to you, and will definitely help you increase the productivity of your garden.
Before you get in to the extras, you need the essentials. There are watering cans, hoes, pruners, trowels, shovels, and basic nutrients that every gardener must use to execute their plans. Without these, it would be difficult to get far in gardening, and you would not need to worry about advanced things if you did not have these.
One great thing that works well for breaking up soil is the gardening fork. A lot of intense, focused work is required to slowly go through your garden with a fork and break up individual plots of space, but the increased variability of the soil will do wonders for your plants. Remember, if the soil is too rough, it will be difficult to get anything to grow there, which is the whole point of being a gardener in the first place.
There are advanced nutrient formulas out there which can greatly enhance the color and overall vibrancy of anything you grow, taking your vegetable garden design to the next level. Some of these come in the form of fertilizers, while others have formulas built right in to soil. Fertilizers work better for outdoors, and special soil for indoors or elevated gardens.
Most people don’t need wheelbarrows anymore, but if you have a lot of stuff to carry around, it can truly be useful. Also, your traveling mechanism does not necessarily have to be a wheelbarrow, as there are an assortment of carts out there which could work just as well.
There are many advanced gardening tools that are advertised on television frequently. One product touted by the late Billy Mays was the Garden Claw Gold, which acted as a tool which could efficiently aerate and break up soil quickly and easily. There are also a variety of technologically superior trimmers and pruners which have been invented to make these jobs much easier on the gardener.