Welcome back to Great Gardening! In our Week 11 discussion, we wanted to know what the absolute must-have gardening tool is for our Excellent Gardeners. We got a great deal of submissions. Here are some we liked …
Esther Colwell must have read my mind when, on the Sunday following Friday’s post, I started clearing the molding remains of my squash vines with my reliable “hori hori” a typical Japanese tool also called a “Leisure knife” (レジャーナイフ, rejā naifu) or “Sansai knife” (山菜ナイフ, sansai naifu). “Hori” is an onomatopoeia for a digging sound. In any case, Esther likewise uses one:
Andy’s Japanese hori hori.
It was offered to me several years back by my aunt Marian, who likewise loved to garden,” Esther wrote in. “It is terrific for hard weeds like dandelion roots, blackberries, and toxin oak.”
Monica Richard’s “pick-axe hoe-thingy.”
Certified Permaculturalist Monica Richards composed it to say the only thing she ever utilizes is her, “pick-axe hoe-thingy.”
On social networks, we heard Emily Stover provide two thumbs up for the “halo hoe” which is a precision deweeding tool that can be utilized from the convenience of a standing position, the same position from which GNN Creator Geri Weis-Corbley utilizes a mini-rake for clearing debris around the trunks of essential plants.
“They who sing in the summer must dance in the winter,”– Italian Proverb.
Subject Week 12: End of season lessons found out
Concern 1: What have you learned after a complete season of gardening?
Question 2: What mistakes did you make that you will get right next year?
Question 3: Did you discover anything brand-new from GNNs Excellent Gardening?
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