My Unorthodox Vegetable Garden Tools…

I love to grow vegetables.  Right now, I have leaf lettuce, garlic, green onions, cauliflower, carrots and spinach growing in my cool-season vegetable garden.

Cool Season Vegetables

I must confess however, that I don’t always use traditional gardening tools when I plant my vegetable garden.  This is especially true when I have trouble finding my trowel.

So what do I use?  Well first off, I like to use my wooden yardstick (I don’t sew all that much anymore).

Using a yardstick for spacing garlic.

My old wooden yardstick works very well helping me to space out seeds and even garlic cloves.

Creating furrows for planting seeds last summer.

It also works great for creating furrows (shallow rows)  for planting seeds.

My second unorthodox vegetable garden tool comes out of my silverware drawer…..

Stainless steel tablespoon makes a great gardening tool.

Yes, it is a stainless steel tablespoon.  Nothing else makes the perfect, small sized hole in my opinion.

I also like to use my tablespoon for planting annuals from six-packs into containers.

Planting violas from six-packs.

I no longer use my yardstick for sewing and it now has a home by my gardening equipment in the garage.

Also, when I need to plant seeds or small annuals, instead of reaching for my gardening trowel, I just reach into my silverware drawer and pull out a tablespoon.

So next time you need some helpful gardening tools, look around the house.  You’ll be surprised at what you can find.

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