Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tools of the gardening trade

Tools! I've been pulling my gardening supplies and tools out of the garage more and more often. Let's see: a trowel or two, several pairs of gloves (each fits a particular task - all are dirt covered), blue basket of seeds, tongue depressors --

Tongue depressors?


Teachers use tongue depressors in all sorts of ways. This box came from a retired teacher's garage sale and served my fourth graders for four years. When I left my classroom behind for a cubicle, I brought the remaining sticks home. They're biodegradable, easy to use, and a perfect size on which to write. Good thing I had a lot left - look at these tomato seedlings!


And if you had any doubt about the effectiveness of my little wooden supplies, take a closer look.

They'll go into the garden soil near each plant so I know what's there until the plant grows up and shows its true colors, er, fruits.

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Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

So smart to label all those little sprouts!

4/03/2012 10:13 AM  

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