Tools and the allotment

All quiet for a bit, right? Well, I haven’t posted but things have been busy – busy at work, busy with Christmas and everything else – so not many posts recently.

So, on to tools. Obviously, I have read all the recommendations on other blogs and in books and come to a simple conclusion. They are mostly written by very rich people.

Unfortunately, I am not very rich. Or even slightly rich. Or anywhere remotely adjacent to rich. I can’t even see rich with a good pair of binoculars. Partly because I can’t afford a good pair of binoculars, those things are expensive.

Instead, I have some second hand tools, donated by my parents. They claim they are just what they think I will need, I think they wanted to clear some old junk out of their shed and saw a good opportunity. A suspicion somewhat confirmed by the fact that one ‘tool’ was a broom with a broken handle and a head that fell off when I picked it up.

The rest of the tools are a bit old and battered but entirely functional, which is all I need. Now I have:

A spade.

A fork.

A rusty hoe.

A very long handled trowel (seriously, it’s longer than the spade).

Some sort of soil sieve.

The (extremely cheap) electric strimmer.

A pair of secateurs.

A pruning knife.

A rusty dibber.

So, is this enough to work an allotment? I guess I will find out soon enough. The next question is how to store all this at the allotment. Not that having it in the boot of the car for weeks and having to carry it from the parked car to my plot every time I go down there isn’t fun but . . . alright, it isn’t fun.

The obvious answer would be to buy a shed, but I refer you back to my comments about not being rich for my reasoning in not buying one.

So I got this:

Thirty quid and the problem is solved, for now anyway.

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