Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed?
By Laverne Fuller
As fall approaches and the gardening season winds down, there are still many chores left to be done. Harvests are complete for some crops, leaving parts of the garden empty and susceptible to weeds. In keeping with the practice of the right plant in the right place, gardeners may find that some plants should be moved to the right place. Spring blooming bulbs will need to be planted soon. All of these tasks require the use of tools. Good tools make any job easier and well-maintained tools can last a lifetime. Tools should be kept clean and sharp throughout the gardening season. The homeowner can easily maintain gardening tools with a few simple steps. Remove soil after each use. Use a file to maintain the factory established edge.
Bring your small gardening hand tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on Saturday, September 13 between 8 and 11 am where Master Gardeners Tommy Conner and Linda Singer will cheerfully clean and sharpen them.