Put a Wagon To Work: I agree on using a wagon around the yard...

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Put a Wagon To Work

By Boopaints
August 9, 2013

Buy a wagon at a garage sale. They are great for moving plants and heavy garden art around the yard.

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Name: Kristi
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Aug 8, 2013 6:49 PM CST
A wagon is my favorite gardening tool. I had a little red wagon for years and a few years ago, got a flat bed garden center type wagon.

I use it to move large bags of soil, bird seed, dog food. We've hauled heavy concrete bird baths.

I set 5 gallon buckets filled with water and doodle them around the yard to water my plants.
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I carry my tools, gloves, water bottle in the wagon and while working in the garden if I need a break I can use the wagon to sit on.

When kiddos come to visit, they can play with it or ride in it too.

If a gardener doesn't have one, I will recommend they add it to their most valuable tool list. Thumbs up
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Aug 8, 2013 6:57 PM CST
Hmm, they might be easier to pull on rough ground than a wheelbarrow is, to push.

A landscape guy helped clean up my yard, and I offered him wheelbarrow to use (I'm proud of it's front wheel, which is a huge green plastic ball).

He rejected it as "too slow". he had a big plastic "Brute" trash can that he could pick up or drag faster than he could push a wheelbarrow. I wish I were still that strong!

I think that "30 gallons" is around the same as "4 cubic feet", so he 3wasn't giving up anything in size.

Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 8, 2013 8:59 PM CST
I can't live without my red wagon. Or rather, my 20 year old DD's wagon. Rolling on the floor laughing I use it in the yard, to winter over plants to make it easy to bring it out on sunny days, and to haul in groceries, too instead of making too many trips back and forth to the car. I've decided this week it needs a new coat of red paint. After that, it will sit in the garage instead of the side of the house.
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Aug 8, 2013 10:57 PM CST
I couldn't live without my wagon. Not only do I use it for gardening stuff, I use it to haul wood over to the patio from the woodshed during winter. That's the first path I shovel and the wagon works just fine.

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Lyn
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 9, 2013 6:43 AM CST
I agree with all those uses. Love the wagon and other wheeled buckets.
One of my friends had loaded up her tender succulents in her wagon to bring in on a cold night. When her granddaughter saw it she asked "Are they going on a parade?
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fiwit
Aug 9, 2013 9:46 AM CST
I'd be lost without my little yellow wagon (the flat-bed/you can have sides or not garden wagon version), and my hand-truck. If I'm just shifting a couple bags of dirt/mulch/compost, the hand-truck is easier. But the wagon can move up to 6 bags at a time.

For weeding, I either use 10gal rubbermaid totes, or a 45gal wheeled trash bin to put the weeds in as I go along.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 9, 2013 9:54 AM CST
I love my garden wagon. Right now it is a nursery for some new iris. It has been so hot here I decided to try potting some for a couple of months and then planting out in the cooler fall. I pull them out in the sun for 2-3 hours and the rest of the day they are in the shade. They are looking great.



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Name: Melissa E. Keyes
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coconut
Aug 9, 2013 1:39 PM CST
Wa!! One year, about 1,000 years ago, my mother was pressing me for what I wanted for Christmas. I absolutely insisted on a little red wagon that I'd seen at the hardware store. She finally complied, and there it was under the tree, shiny red and so beautiful! About two days later, I looked out of the kitchen window, and there went Daddy, with MY wagon! In it were his chainsaw, fuel can, and oil can. Owell, he sure liked that wagon!
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 9, 2013 4:24 PM CST
LOL Funny story, Melissa. By now you know your dad was just as pleased about you getting "your" wagon as you were!!
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 9, 2013 8:01 PM CST
wagons are awesome! I also used to have a very old one that just held ferns. Hurray!
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Aug 12, 2013 1:01 AM CST
Do you know what this is in a medieval church which was built in 1220 -1230 A.D. Although the 1220 church was built on a Saxon church remains and is in the Domesday book of 1086 A.D.
Although of course the Saxon church was older than 1086 A.D. This is in east Sussex and the picture was taken by me.
Guesses please to me.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Apr 7, 2014 2:41 AM CST
Looks like a mortuary transporter to me.

I found a Red Flyer by the side of the road and use it for all sorts of tool transport.

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