A chef has knives and a gardener has pruners, both needing to be sharp and clean at all times. If it's been awhile since you've maintained your garden pruners, check out this primer on caring for your garden tools from Ryan at This Natural Dream.
As you grow more and more vegetables you are going to want a nice selection of garden tools. The average home gardener is only going to need a few garden tools. At first you can get by with a spade or shovel, a garden hoe, a garden rake, and your.