Not Your Average Gardening Tools: Magnifying glass, Machete

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Not Your Average Gardening Tools

By Xeramtheum
August 11, 2014

I have a tendency to look at pretty much every sort of tool as a possible garden tool. Over the years I've tried out just about everything, but I have whittled it down to about 9 tools I use consistently.

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
Aug 11, 2014 7:59 AM CST
My near vision is iffy, so I carry a magnifying glass when I am hand pollinating to make sure I put the pollen on the receptacles. I also keep my Machete close by this time of year. It whacks large weeds and saplings out of my way.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Aug 11, 2014 8:21 AM CST
Alana I used to use a magnifying glass until I had my cataract surgery .. everyone in the family thought I was nuts asking the doc to keep me nearsighted when most people opt for 2020. I have such good closeup vision now I can actually see individual grains of pollen and even the texture of the pollen without wearing glasses!

Like the machete idea too!
"Don't judge your day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."


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