French Gardening Tools

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French Gardening Tools
The right gardening tools can help you achieve French gardening effects in a U.S. garden. (Arthur Tilley/Creatas/Getty Images)

French gardening tools help you perform gardening techniques you love in French city and country gardening examples. Shop online for French gardening tools or visit a speciality garden provider. For the most authentic products, look for a merchant that imports tools from France. If you want many years of use from your garden tools, pay for high quality craftsmanship.

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Hand Tools

French hand tools require you to use physical strength to perform gardening techniques such as French intensive gardening. This style requires gardening on a wider raised bed and planting plants as close together as possible. Hand tools might include hoes, cultivators, hand forks, trowels and 3-tooth cultivators. These tools are designed for gardeners who are going to get down and dirty in their garden bed.

Bell-Glasses

Another part of French gardening is finding unique tools and devices that help you to grow your own vegetables the French way. For example, bell-glasses are used in French gardens to cover newly planted cuttings both in the ground and in kitchen gardens. In your own garden, invest in many of these bell-glasses, or cloches, or find a substitute product that performs the same function.

Vertical Gardening

The French gardening tradition does not just include raised bed gardening. You can also buy other kinds of garden tools, such as trellises, nets, strings, cages and poles, to grow your plants above the ground. For these vertical techniques, you might need to purchase special scissors, shears and pruning tools. You want to train your plants to grow in a specific area to maximise the usage of space just like with raised bed gardening.

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