April 19, 2011

Win a Planter's Pal from Tool Snob!

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Mrs. Tool Snob recently gave the Planter's Pal a workout and liked what she saw. It's a pretty cool multi-purpose tool for the gardener. She's holding on to hers, but Ames has another one that they want to send out to one of you.

So, to enter to win it, leave a comment at this post telling us one thing about your garden. Do you even have a garden? Do you still think that bunnies are cute after they ate all of your lettuce last year? Do you set up those little tuna can/beer snail traps? Are you trying anything new and strange this year? What kind of fence do you have? That sort of thing...anything really. We want to know....we're curious.

We'll pick a winner in about a week.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at April 19, 2011 6:00 AM

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Recent Comments

My wife plants lovely flowers every year, and after our four year old and two year old "helpers" finish digging in her flower beds about 3/4 of them survive. This year I am adding automatic irrigation to the baskets hanging on our deck. That should be a big help in their ability to survive the NC heat of summer.


Posted by: Peter Stoffel at May 2, 2011 11:25 AM

I recently built a gi-normous raised planter bed on my two acres out of redwood-tinted Trex deck and step components. Set me back a couple hundred in materials, but it's designed to last longer than I do. Now, I just need something to plant in it....


Posted by: James J. O'Hara at April 25, 2011 9:17 PM

We have a small garden, mostly peppers and tomatos because we have a perfect exposure with a dark wall backing, so we get good results even in Seattle. This year we'll have to pot the tomatos though, as one we bought last year had late blight, so the bed is useless for anything in that general family. Other than that I mostly just throw in some bulbs and self-seeding annuals and let them have fun.


Posted by: Heidi at April 25, 2011 8:00 PM

We have a raised bed of sorts after dragging my feet for several years of cheapness and dreading the Memphis area mosquitoes. Produce sure has seemed to jump in price lately, giving me some motivation to do it.


Posted by: GLR at April 25, 2011 9:11 AM

I don't have a garden, mostly because my backyard is currently covered with small holes my son dug in a search for dinosaur bones. I'm secretly hoping he finds an oil well.


Posted by: Kevin D at April 23, 2011 4:20 PM

I live in the country with a nice garden done from scratch. The previous owner was a city girl and had her sons rip out everything green.I would use this tool to cut in half my neighbors kids play balls that are disturbing the whole neighborhood.


Posted by: roman at April 23, 2011 7:36 AM

I have a little garden that has a few lettuce leaves in a planter on my balcony. Living in the city, that's all I can do.


Posted by: Matt K at April 20, 2011 10:25 AM

My fiancee just built a raised bed garden in my backyard and already has stuff sprouting. If Mrs. Tool Snob won't give hers up, my future Mrs. probably won't either.


Posted by: Steven B at April 20, 2011 7:39 AM

My garden is usually nice, but the ground has more clay than it should meaning i have to constantly dig and roto-till. It would be nice if all i had to do was plant but then it would also be nice to have a house on the beach and drink margs all day...


Posted by: DC at April 19, 2011 5:05 PM


I have a few gardens around the lawn, mostly in front of the house.

We're the third owner of the place, and the original owner put a lot of effort into planting and setting up some nice garden areas. They were left disregarded for a few years by the second owner, and now we're slowly trying to bring them back around.

Slowly but surely.


Posted by: Pete at April 19, 2011 9:51 AM

Unfortunately my garden is almost non-existent. I recently moved. I would very much like to remedy that this year though.


Posted by: Ryan at April 19, 2011 8:57 AM

The rabbits never seem to anything I grow. I'm not sure why, but I tell my wife that the rabbits and I have a mutual agreement; they don't chew on my stuff and I dont kill them.


Posted by: Adam at April 19, 2011 8:52 AM

Hmmm...only one thing? we use a single strand of fishing line about 3-4' off the ground. The deer can't see it so they don't jump over, but it spooks them.


Posted by: Tom at April 19, 2011 7:26 AM
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