Favorite Garden Things
Here are some things I use in the garden and like enough to share with you.
Bulb planter – I use it to plant all the seedlings I get out of six-packs. It digs a perfect hole quickly and makes planting easy.
The Worm Factory - this little vermicomposter sits right outside the kitchen door so I can feed the “kids” easily. I like the fact that as the worms finish eating one tray, they move up to a new food source and leave behind pure worm castings. Garden gold!!!
E.B. Stone Potting Soil - Edna’s Best is my favorite potting soil. It isn’t any more expensive than any other 2 cu.ft. bags and the quality is great. I am seeing it at more and more nurseries, even at the MCRD Exchange. At Walter Andersen Nursery, the guys will load it in the car for me. Service with a smile. Gotta love that!
Dramm revolving head sprayer - I have finally replaced all the other sprayers at the ends of my hoses with the Dramm sprayer. The setting choices are everything I need for all my watering needs. What took me so long?!!!
Nitrile gloves – Kind of like latex gloves but different. I don’t like to wear gloves for gardening normally, but the nitrile gloves are so thin that I can feel everything I’m doing without getting dirt under my fingernails. Especially handy if I’m just doing a couple of quick gardening tasks but can’t afford to get my hands filthy. I get the gloves at Costco, but you can order from Amazon, too. SafeTouch Nitrile Gloves – 100/Box
Andersen’s Nursery – there are lots of great nurseries in San Diego and I try to visit them all, but Andersen’s Nursery is always a satisfying garden shopping trip. They are doing a good job with the succulents section, including labeling them, so I’ve been able to add to my collection and have a name supplied instead of trying to figure out what I have. The nursery is well stocked with just about everything you could be looking for. The nursery is a nice oasis surrounded by industrial parks, and it’s easy to get to, so I’m there on a regular basis.