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Team Tool Hoarder, or Team Tool Few?

By Trish
March 4, 2012

Tools tools tools- what's in your tool box?

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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
Canning and food preservation Container Gardener Annuals Herbs Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Mar 5, 2012 7:36 AM CST
I likely have too many. But I couldn't live w/o a couple of good sturdy trowels (and even then, I sometimes manage to break them), a couple of good dandelion diggers. I like to keep one of each hanging in the garage - accessible at the front of the yard - as well as in my tool shed in the back yard. My garden diggers are a sturdy spade - not too large - and a good fork. I need and have just one of each. The old spade got moved to the garage for lifting ice from the driveway in winter.

But I have a couple of Lee Valley tools that I couldn't live without.

One is the Loop Hoe -,4...
A wonderful tool to fit between plants in a crowded city garden.

The other is the All-Purpose Lifetime Weeder -,2...
This is VERY sturdy and will do just about everything.

Oh and my favourite Felco pruner -,42706&p=4... I think mine might be #6 - it's not too large, but it's a work horse.

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