We’re a little lost this time of year when it comes to gardening. Sure there’s plenty else to do and our indoor plants provide just enough green contact to keep us in touch with growing things. But looking out over a mulch or snow-covered garden gets us a bit anxious to get outside and start gardening again. What to do in the meantime?
Take care of our garden tools. Grandma’s maxim — “It’s not what you have but how you take care of what you have” — applies to lawn and garden tools, especially the ones we inherited from her. How did they last that long? See Grandma’s maxim.
Grow on a strong foundation. We stock everything you need: plant supports for securing stems and vines, watering equipment to keep your garden from going thirsty, hand tools and pruners that make short work of big jobs and frost protection to extend the season.
BUILT TO LAST!
Me neither. Not yet anyway. But this weekend, during an acceptably warm afternoon, I intend to get in the shed and that have served me so well. I promise. Are you listening, grandma?
Need more motivation? Here’s on caring for your tools compliments of the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture. Side note: nearly everyone will tell you that a great way to store and care for your tools is to half fill (or less) a barrel with sand and then pour a quart of motor oil over the top. . Every time you push a tool into the sand or pull it out, the tool is automatically cleaned and greased. One problem we faced when we moved: how do you dispose of the oil-soaked sand? We also found it hard to push shovel heads and other tools, especially rakes, into the sand, especially the longer it was used. Maybe this isn’t such a good idea after all.