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Keeping Your Tools Handy

By mcash70
March 22, 2012

I keep all of my small garden tools and gloves in a plastic bucket that I can just grab and go to work, knowing everything that I need is there and I don't have to go looking for them.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 21, 2012 6:04 PM CST
This is my favorite method of carrying everything I need when gardening. I tend to use 2 pails. One as you describe & the other for dirt that comes out of the hole when you plant plants. Then I have a great big stationary bucket I dump the "extra" soil in for use whenever the need arises.
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mcash70
Mar 21, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Ann, I have another multi purpose pail also, I use it for weeding, soil or whatever, they are so handy.
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 21, 2012 6:24 PM CST
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I really like the ones with the thick handles so they don't hurt your hands when you carry heavy stuff. Sometimes you can find the kiddie beach pails cheaper & sturdier & if they come with the little tools the little blunt shovel works well for a doggie scooper. Hilarious!
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Dutchlady1
Mar 21, 2012 6:24 PM CST
I have all my stuff in a little ride-on seat that has carrying space; kills two bird with one stone!!
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CindiKS
Mar 21, 2012 7:03 PM CST
I use the Bucket Boss tool holder made for buckets. It keeps all my tools organized in the bucket. They also sell a bucket seat lid which would probably come in useful.
The bucket pockets made by Fiskar for gardeners doesn't have pockets on the inside of the pocket like the tool ones do, so I think you could haul dirt or plants in your bucket with the tools outside.
Someone should invent a bucket with a handle and wheels like wheelie luggage for when your bucket gets too heavy. Oh my achin back...
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fiwit
Mar 21, 2012 7:30 PM CST
CindiKS said:
Someone should invent a bucket with a handle and wheels like wheelie luggage for when your bucket gets too heavy. Oh my achin back...


They're called trash bins Hilarious!
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mcash70
Mar 21, 2012 7:47 PM CST
Mary, I think most of the trash bins would be a wee bit too big and deep!! Blinking
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fiwit
Mar 21, 2012 7:50 PM CST
mcash70 said:Mary, I think most of the trash bins would be a wee bit too big and deep!! Blinking



details... minor details! :lol:

Actually, I bought one this weekend to use for weeding... it's a 32gal I think? has wheels, handle and lid, and after I fill it I can set it out for the trash company to empty for me
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mcash70
Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM CST
I empty the smaller pail of weeds, leaves , garden clipping, etc. into the large trash bin, then we take it to our local compost lot run by the town, we do not put our garden waste in the garbage. Green Grin!
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KyWoods
Mar 21, 2012 8:25 PM CST
I actually drag around a trash bin when I'm pulling weeds...and fill it several times. It's one of the joys of living in the woods. Hilarious!
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Marilyn
Mar 21, 2012 8:56 PM CST
"This is my favorite method of carrying everything I need when gardening. I tend to use 2 pails."

Me too. I've been doing this for years. Thumbs up

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frostweed
Mar 22, 2012 7:44 AM CST
I have been using this method for a long time also, I keep the bucket in a large plastic trug where I put weeds and plants. I take them with me everywhere along with my special little shovel. Hurray!
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JaxFlaGardener
Apr 9, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Well, I guess I am just especially dense because I never thought of doing this! It would certainly have saved lots of money for all the pruners and trowels dropped around the yard and never found until they are thoroughly rusted (after about 1 week in our Florida hot, humid weather LOL).

I shall now be in search of an appropriate bucket.

Thanks for the tip!

Jeremy Hurray!
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mcash70
Apr 9, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Your very welcome Jeremy. I tip my hat to you.

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