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Fruit and Vegetable Science
K. Jerome

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  • 1. Tools
  • 2. <ul><li>Choosing garden tools - can be confusing </li></ul><ul><li>Many choices </li></ul><ul><li>New tools, gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>every year </li></ul><ul><li>All promise easier </li></ul><ul><li>gardening </li></ul>
  • 3. Selecting <ul><li>What kind of gardening </li></ul><ul><li>do you do? </li></ul><ul><li>How much time do you spend </li></ul><ul><li>gardening? </li></ul><ul><li>Large or small garden plot? </li></ul><ul><li>Turf grass? How much? </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily ornamental plants, </li></ul><ul><li>fruits, vegetables? </li></ul>
  • 4. Selecting <ul><li>Shrubs, trees? </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of houseplants? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you compost? </li></ul>
  • 5. Price <ul><li>Always purchase highest quality tools you can afford </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap tools don’t last </li></ul><ul><li>Spend more replacing than </li></ul><ul><li>purchasing high quality </li></ul><ul><li>to begin with </li></ul>
  • 6. Selection <ul><li>Plenty of odd tools out there </li></ul><ul><li>Garden Bandit – The Garden Room Dual Blade Hoe </li></ul>
  • 7. Care <ul><li>Proper care of tools ensures long life </li></ul><ul><li>Big investment – take care of them </li></ul>
  • 8. Cleaning <ul><li>After every use, spray off with water to remove potential corrosives, dirt </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary, lightly scrub with wire brush </li></ul><ul><li>Set tools out to dry </li></ul><ul><li>before storing </li></ul>
  • 9. Cleaning <ul><li>Can use rag soaked in olive or canola oil to wipe them clean </li></ul><ul><li>Clean power tools every week - lawn mower, tiller </li></ul><ul><li>Use wire brush, wash occasionally, dry thoroughly before storing </li></ul>
  • 10. Maintenance <ul><li>After cleaning pruners, loppers, oil moving parts </li></ul>
  • 11. Maintenance <ul><li>Keep wooden handles oiled to avoid splinters </li></ul><ul><li>Clean handles with water, let them dry </li></ul><ul><li>Apply coat of linseed oil </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Regularly sharpen tools with blades </li></ul>
  • 13. Maintenance <ul><li>Edges of hoes, shovels, trowels wear down with use, become less effective </li></ul><ul><li>Clean tools, sharpen edges with </li></ul><ul><li>file </li></ul><ul><li>Keep bevel as even as possible </li></ul>
  • 14. Maintenance <ul><li>Throughout gardening season, check tools for problems </li></ul><ul><li>Sand splinters, oil </li></ul><ul><li>Check for loose handles - can use epoxy to glue </li></ul><ul><li>If handle breaks, replace handle instead of discarding tool – much less expensive; bring tool to garden store for fitting and replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Check for loose bolts, rust </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>Power tools – READ THE MANUAL </li></ul><ul><li>Oil, air filter changes </li></ul>Maintenance
  • 16. Storage
  • 17. Storage <ul><li>Always store tools off ground </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in clean, dry place </li></ul><ul><li>Store hand tools in covered </li></ul><ul><li>bucket </li></ul><ul><li>Tool organizers attached wall </li></ul>
  • 18. Preparing for winter storage <ul><li>Don’t stash - corrosion , other damage during hibernation </li></ul><ul><li>Take time to prepare for storage so they’ll last and be ready for next year </li></ul>
  • 19. Winter storage <ul><li>Clean, oil </li></ul><ul><li>Check for damage, repair if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen </li></ul><ul><li>Remove rust </li></ul>
  • 20. Winter storage <ul><li>Drain hoses before freeze </li></ul><ul><li>Store fertilizers, pesticides, other products indoors </li></ul><ul><li>Power tools – drain gas, sharpen blades </li></ul><ul><li>Store tools on storage rack, in bucket </li></ul>
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