Tell us your Favorite Hand Tools: Can A Favorite Watering Can Be Nominated?

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Tell us your Favorite Hand Tools

By dave
January 11, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite hand tools. Nominate your favorite tools this week, and soon afterwards we will have a special vote where the members will decide which are the ATP Favorite Hand Tools. This is going to be a fun activity.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 12, 2016 6:00 PM CST
@Dave

Can a favorite watering can and/or trug tubs be nominated?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 12, 2016 6:36 PM CST

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Certainly.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 12, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Thanks Dave! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 12, 2016 6:41 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 14, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I'm with you, Marilyn. I love those tub trugs! Wish I'd thought of them to nominate. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 14, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Woofie

I love all my trug tubs and I have lots of them in every color! Thumbs up
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 14, 2016 6:13 PM CST
We used to use the larger ones for scooping up new born baby goats. Stuff the kids in the trug, throw a lead on Mom, and that way one person could drag the whole crew up to a nice clean stall. Saved my bacon (so to speak Hilarious! ) many times!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 15, 2016 12:13 AM CST
Hilarious! I bet those baby goats are adorable looking! Lovey dubby
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 22, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Could someone please post pics of your favorite watering can and trug tubs that are easy to work with and last a while? Thanks!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 23, 2017 8:35 PM CST
@Legalily

Many years ago, I ordered 2 of the blue color "Pour & Store" watering cans directly from the manufacturer OXO. They're still the same price I paid ($24.99). You turn the spout back to the can when storing and back out when watering. I love them and am very happy I got them! Still in new condition. Holds up to 2 gallons of water.

https://www.oxo.com/products/g...

They state that they're out of stock right now on the watering cans, but you can submit your email address and they'll notify you when back in stock

Their website states free shipping on orders over $19 (Free shipping does not apply to cookware, metal and glass bakeware, glass food storage or small appliances), so even if you're just getting one watering can, shipping would be free.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 23, 2017 8:41 PM CST
Thank You! Thank You!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Sep 23, 2017 9:26 PM CST
I found that these leaked at the twist gasket after a few years. Bought one for my son, who reports leaking as well. Perhaps be cautious when twisting the spout back. Nice space saver. Mine was gray, so perhaps was a different vendor, don't remember, don't have it anymore.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Sep 24, 2017 9:27 AM CST
Gardeners Supply sells those wonderful Tubtrugs and they have them in lots of colors. They also have a new multicolored one that tempts me mightily. Smiling
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/c...
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/j...
They are nice and flexible so you can fold them enough to grab both handles in one hand (which was what made them nice for carting baby goats). I have several and use them for all kinds of things, from gardening to housecleaning to carting in pellets for our pellet stove from spilled bags.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 24, 2017 9:46 AM CST
@Bonehead

My (OXO) have never leaked in all the years and uses I've had them. Maybe yours was another vender liked you stated.

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Deb
Planet Earth, Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 24, 2017 9:49 AM CST
I love those trugs, and can get them at my local feed store. I like to have a variety of sizes. Funny, my first one was purple and even though I now have both a red and orange one, I still call them my 'purple buckets.'
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Deb
Planet Earth, Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Herbs Ferns Dragonflies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Bonehead
Sep 24, 2017 9:57 AM CST
Marilyn, I've always had excellent luck with any OXO product, so likely it was a knock-off.
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Sep 24, 2017 10:00 AM CST
@woofie

Gardener's Supply is where I got my trug tubs. I've been buying them there for many years (over a decade, at least). They also have the 11 gallon size and the 3 & a half gallon size.

http://www.gardeners.com/buy/c...
http://www.gardeners.com/buy/c...

I've all three sizes, but not as much of the 3 & a half size. I've mostly the 11 gallon size.

I got the jelly bean trugs (one in each size) http://www.gardeners.com/buy/j... but the tubs aren't white like it shows in the pic.

My husband thinks I've enough trug tubs (I have lots and lots of them), but one can never have enough and I love them.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Bee Lover Birds Annuals
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Marilyn
Sep 24, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Over the years I've bought trug tubs at Lowe's, Meijer's, Kroger's, but they weren't the same quality as the ones I got from GS. One of the non GS tubs had the handle tear off when I was carrying stuff in it. They seem to be a little "thinner".
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Sep 24, 2017 10:43 AM CST
I agree, @Marilyn . The other ones don't seem as flexible. Our local hardware store also sells them; I've picked up a couple of the smaller ones from them. Heh, I also have some teeny tiny ones that only hold about a cup. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Sep 24, 2017 4:54 PM CST
I've looked at the ones on GS several times and always wondered if they were as good as they seemed. Now I know. I love their products. Thumbs up Thumbs up
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