There was a time, not long ago, when tools were passed down from one generation to the next after their lifetime of service. I believe that if we select well-made tools and give them the care they deserve, there is no reason why we should not pursue this tradition. But with so many brands and options available, it can be hard to know what to invest in. This is why I have put together a collection of all the tools I own, love, and use, in my garden and the equipment needed to take care of them. You can start with just the essentials and build your collection, just try not to leave them out in the garden caked in mud!