Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In-the-Garden Tuesday ~ Spring Cleaning

It just needs to be said: this picture brings unspeakable joy to my insides.  Squeezable children at my side (you can't see that part), one of my favorite mugs filled with fresh-brewed coffee, a good pair of gardening gloves, and the old red wheelbarrow.  My soul feels centered just looking at this.

Maybe it's a tad late in the year, but better late than never.  If I'm gonna love on my garden, I've gotta love on the garden tools.  It's ideal to clean tools and pots in the winter before gardening season begins.  Your tools need to be cleaned in order to keep them from spreading meanie bacteria or fungi that might try to hitch a ride on your tools to infect other plants.   Some books will tell you to use bleach.  I don't like the stuff.  Instead, I use rubbing alcohol.  Click here for a quick and easy step-by-step on how to clean your garden tools with rubbing alcohol.

Rain or shine, this is something you can to today.  I need to finish cleaning mine, so if you'll excuse me...

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