What have you lost in the garden?
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- April 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm #28994AnonymousInactive
In a recent conversation with a gardening friend she told me that she’d removed the row covers from her grow boxes, where the chard is growing abundantly, and where “I found my good reading glasses which I’d lost.”
Meanwhile I cannot for the life of me find my favorite trowel, it must be camouflaged in a bed somewhere. All this leads me to ask: What have you lost in the garden? (Sanity excepted.)April 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm #29315margaretKeymaster
This is a topic close to my own heart. And the answer is…you name it (or: what HAVEN’T I lost in the garden?).
Every possible tool, small to large. Many pairs of eyeglasses (especially in the compost). The list goes on. Funniest is when I find them all again (usually when turning the compost the next season).April 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm #29324AnonymousInactive
I’ve lost, and thankfully found, just about every tool, sunglasses, waterbottles, etc. imaginable. Last year I hit on a super idea….yellow duck tape!!! I wrap it around the handles of all my tools, stakes, water bottle, etc. It works great. I’ve used red but that seems to fade fairly quickly. The yellow stands out even under the bushiest of plantings. Try it….you’ll like it!!! :DApril 9, 2010 at 1:32 am #29329AnonymousInactive
I once lost my best carbon steel perennial fork. I looked everywhere. I would have bought a new one, but the company I bought it from stopped selling them. About a year later, my mother-in-law asked me if I might have left some tools in her garden and there it was.
I also can’t find my favorite pole pruners. I had to replace them this winter so I could prune the fruit trees. I’ve got to stop leaving things in other people’s gardens!April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm #29331AnonymousInactive
I lost a very nice Henckels knife that I foolishly grabbed to cut some twine when I couldn’t find scissors. I’m fairly certain it landed in the compost so I will be digging and sifting it with the utmost caution!
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