Sunday, 28 June 2015

Smallholding Made Garden Weeder.

My hands are burning with nettle stings while I am typing this post.  This morning was spent weeding the veg plot.  Number one son knocked me up this home made weeding tool.  He's got a photograph memory for making things/ "fings"!  

We have a bought one (somewhere) that he looked at for a second.  Then he returned 5 minutes later with his home made weeder.  It consists of an old screwdriver, three three inch nails and some blobs of weld.  


It's my main tool for weeding.  Just the weeding tool and a home brew plastic bucket for the weeds to be dropped in.  Oh what fun we have weeding our plot.  Next time I will talk about interesting wall paper patterns.  Can you still buy wood chip wall paper?

Any body else make their own tools?



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    1. Glad you like it BG. It does a good job uprooting the weeds.

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  2. we made a scoop out of a thick stick, duct tape and a bent spoon to go down the down pipe from the guttering. I have fashioned a strange looking contraption for cutting and catching things from trees with a sturdy fishing net found in a shed 3 houses ago and a tree pruning knife. And the scoops for for flour etc ad small 1 pint plastic bottles from milk that I have liberated from the works recycling bins. I have also liberated 12 financial times a day from the recycling bin. I must look like a nutter going through the bins for bits at work.

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    1. I like your tree catching and cutting contraption Sol. Please post a blog about it.

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  3. Now that looks as if could cause damage to the weeds,..... and plants as well if one does not pay attention to where one is aiming it. as I well know from a sort of similar shop bought appliance I bought last year!

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    1. Garden tools are very dangerous aren't they Vera? I keep a rake in a bath so nobody stands on it.

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    1. Weeds don't like it and it aerates the soil.

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  5. I have an old carving knife which is great for doing real damage to deep rooted weeds such as dock, and an old fashioned knife sharpener, I think they were called a knife steel, great job as a dibber and for making the right size hole to drop leeks into. Oh and and old fashioned butter knife, indispensable for pointing up stone work or applying poly filler.

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  6. Hi Anne. I use a cut down spade handle for a dibber for the leeks. Old cutlery is excellent for gardening tools. Thanks!

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