Chomping at the Bit
March is such an inconsistent month weather-wise, often we find ourselves chomping at the bit to get something accomplished in the garden. If you are fortunate enough to have a dedicated gardening shed or potting shed, this is an ideal time to take stock. Typically, there are pots to clean and sort, a few dead flies to be swept up and the cobwebs removed. I keep my tools in my potting shed so generally speaking I inspect each one, assess the condition of the handles and metal parts to determine if (a) I recycle and purchase another or (b) paint the wooden handle(s) sharpen the metal blade(s) scour with steel wool and apply a thin coat of oil. The satisfaction is great, and it sets the tone somewhat for the rest of the season. Have fun!
March 11th, 2018