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CAN YOU DIG IT?

With no-dig gardening becoming ever more popular you might wonder if the days of the humble garden fork and spade are numbered. Not so, says KG editor Steve Ott

DIGGING TOOLS

Whether you are a fervent nodigger or love to take to the plot every autumn to turn the soil, you’ll need some digging tools.

This is because the basic kit of a digging fork and spade have so many uses around the garden apart from turning the soil – planting, spreading manure, weeding, raking, levelling, digging holes for constructing new garden features and fences – the list goes on. Of course, it doesn’t stop there – lots of variations on the spade and fork for specialist or more delicate (or heavier) tasks are available. But it’s easy to rush in and to either spend more money than you need to in buying overpriced tools or inappropriate ones that then just clog up the shed for years to come.

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Welcome to the November 2018 digital issue including exclusive videos made especially for you! This month... Can you dig it? Digging tools that take the strain. Give your fruit a winter workout Crab apple to light up plot and plate Snug fit snack food - Tasty vegetables for your small garden Bird feeders tried and tested by the pecks-perts Grow relaxing herbal teas Easy veg for kids Breads and pickles