Mandy’s mini mission for January

January 19th, 2010

Hazel ready to help deal with snails

Hazel ready to help deal with snails

The holidays are nearly over and the year is about to get just that little bit busy.  But for the five minute gardener, such as myself, this will be no problem at all.  If all I have is the odd five to ten minutes here and there to spend in the garden then secret to success for 2010 will be organisation.  If I can head out on my mini  garden missions with a little tote full of all I need to do those jobs I see straight away without hunting up tools then I can get things done straight away and not have to come inside and make ‘to do’ notes for the next big garden day.

So, todays mini mission is to set up my little basket of stuff!  What do I need?  Now, don’t get carried away here Mandy, this is a five minute tote, it has to be light, it has to be appealing.  You need to remember that you need to lug it around not drag it.  We are not talking about a wheelbarrow of stuff!  This basket needs to be easy to find, but out of the way of curious children.  It should contain…secateurs; gardening gloves and strips of material for plant ties.  I will need some soil wetter; some slow release fertiliser and my trusty hook for weeds.  Maybe I will add a chopstick or two for poking around in pots or to make a little hole for planting that little cutting.  There!  Mission accomplished!  I am now ready for short trips into the garden.

five minute garden basket

five minute garden basket

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