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
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poisondartfrog
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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Xeramtheum
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!
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