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Is a trowel a useful cultivating tool for my garden?

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A trowel is usually used for planting bulbs and small rooted plants into a garden, I suppose on a relatively small area you could use it to cultivate (turn over the soil) but it would become hard work if you had more than a square metre or so to do. Trowels are a garden essential and they have a multitude of uses as you will find out if you purchase one.

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