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Clever Garden Tool Trick

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When planting your garden, a ruler comes in handy. Sure, you could dirty up your good ruler or yardstick. Here’s what to do instead…

You need to calculate distances and depths when planting seeds or bulbs …or at what height your beautiful plants should be harvested. So, turn the handles of your tall tools into rulers. Account for the number of inches from the tip of the tool to the start of the handle and, at the start of the handle, mark off and number each inch with a waterproof pen. Measure your small tools as well, and assign each a number for its length in inches. Use colorful poker chips to mark the measured spots where you plan to plant or to indicate rows or whatever you need to mark in the dirt.

 

 

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips. Date: April 11, 2016 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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