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‘Made It Myself’ Garden Tools
“My homemade garden tools might look a little crude, but they make planting our 1/4-acre garden a little easier,” says Steve Faber, Tiffin, Ohio.
“One quick and easy idea helps to measure row spacing. I mark off the handle of my hoe in 6-in. increments, so there’s no need to carry a measuring stick.
“I made a row covering tool from scrap steel. Saves a lot of bending over when going back down the row to cover seeds.
“When I was a boy, my uncle always worried about driving his pickup truck over planted rows of beans until he noticed one year that the beans he drove over were always the first ones up. So, I made up a device using a car tire and rim to go over the top of the garden rows after they’re planted. This tire and rim are just the right weight to firm up the soil and also to crush any clods on the row.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Faber, 4588 E Township Rd. 130, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (ph 567-207-5689).

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2023 - Volume #47, Issue #1