We often hear talk of springtime as the gardener’s moment, but winter is an excellent time to start a patch. I took up gardening last year to cope with the pandemic and found it empowering and uplifting. Not every effort was a success, but over time I learned from my mistakes.
A large part of my learning to garden had to do with tools – which ones to use for what jobs, what brands or quality indicators to look for, how to use them without hurting myself, and how to care for them. Every gardener has their own list of