We are often asked which garden tools we use most here on the urban homestead/farmstead. We use a practical approach to our urban farming operation. Our gardening tools are pretty low tech and simple.
Here’s what’s in our tool shed (many of which are second hand or tools we’ve had since living on our 10 acres in Flordia)
push mower ( no longer in use, but used when mowing the front lawn in the late 80’s and early 90’s before it was smoothered and turned into an edible landscape in 1990)
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pitchfork (how could I forget!)
What’s your favorite garden tool.
For year’s you’ve asked for it and we are finally getting around to it – almost!
On a gardening note, very soon we’ll be offering more gardening supplies to the Peddlers Wagon. Goods that will include tools and organic growing boosters like innoculants, rock dust & mycorrhizae.
One of our produce customers, picking up her salad mix, said that although she grows her own veggies they don’t seem to have the intense flavor as our homegrown veggies. ” What’s our secret?, ” she implied. I shrugged, “it’s simple really, Farmer D insists on growing soil first.” With over 20 years of working with the soil here on this little plot healthy soil equals healthy plants. By increasing the health and minerals of the soil you are remineralizing both the soil and crops. Remineralization…. that’s a whole ‘nother post!