New gadgets give gardeners that extra edge
If you’ve already got the tried and true staples for your gardening survival kit, you’re good to go.
But if you’re one of those early adopters, you may want to experiment with some bonus gadgets, too. Here are the latest garden tools, recommended by experts, to hit the market (prices may vary):
— Postmedia News CORONA ROPE-FREE, EXTENDABLE TREE PRUNER WITH POWER-GLIDE GRIP, $100
The new Corona is extendable and can prune branches that are up to an inch and a quarter (three centimetres) in diameter. The old ones have a rope on them to reach up and prune with. These ones are telescoping, sliding.
A telescope means you can prune up high, so you don’t have to try to get on that ladder and risk life and limb. SUN-MAR TUMBLER COMPOSTER, $349
Made in Canada from recycled plastic, this tumbler makes composting easy. The tumbler acts like a big drum that aerates your mix. SUNSTICK, $11
So you have sun plants and shade plants. The only problem is you don’t know if you have sun or shade.
Well, the SunStick will tell you. It’s a little tiny stick that you put out in the yard and it changes colour to tell you whether you’re full sun or shade or whatever, You can have one for indoor and outdoor; it takes the guesswork out of it. STONEWARE PLANT MARKERS, $19.95 (SET OF FOUR)
These pre-printed markers are a step above traditional markers in both form and function. With the ceramic markers, you don’t have to worry about names coming off.
LEATHER ROSE GLOVES ($32.50)