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Gardners Tools – Ez Herb Gardening

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When it comes to ez herb gardening, taking care of the gardener is just as important as actual herb gardening. I have my own gardeners tools that help me personally in my gardening.

At work today the mosquitoes decided to come out and take their toll. I was glad I was prepared to take care of me and my worker. We used a natural mosquito repellent I made from from Strechers.com. They have several all natural mosquito repellents. The following recipe comes from their site.

All Natural Mosquito Repellent

20 drops Eucalyptus oil
20 drops Cedarwood oil
10 drops Tea Tree oil
10 drops Geranium oil
2 oz. carrier oil ( such as Jojoba )

Mix together in a 4 oz. container. Apply to skin as needed avoiding the eye area. Keep out of reach of children. Test on a small area of skin for sensitivities . Experiment with different percentages of essential oil.

Prevent sunburn

Keeping cool and preventing sunburn is also important. I like to wear all cotton clothing with long sleeves. The cotton material is very cool and prevents sunburn. A good hat is a must.

Protect your hands

  • Use the right gloves for the job. Leather gloves are good or heavy duty jobs like shoveling and hoeing. Cotton gloves are perfect for weeding. Use a cotton gloves with rubber padded palms for griping tools. Use rubber gloves to protect your hands when you use any chemical spray.
  • Use gardeners soap. To clean your hands. I prefer a bar soap made with good oils, like olive oil or coconut, ground medicinal herbs, cornmeal grits and pumice.
  • Use a good lotion. Gardening can dry you hands out. A good lotion will revive them. When my feet and hands are really in trouble I like to use good old “Bag Balm”.

Keep hydrated

Drink plenty of water…but avoid ice cold water. My friend Sudeep A Chitnis is an Ayurvedic doctor tells you why. He also suggest eating  five fruits to keep you body hydrated.

For a quick pick me up and to help with hydration, drink Emergen-C. It works wonders.

There are my gardeners tools. Take good care of your self and happy herb gardening.


P.S. Do you have a favorite “gardeners tool”?


6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Denise Passehl
    Twitter: lovelivinggreen
    // Jul 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Great article with many useful ideas. Some I need to do myself, I needed this reminder.

  • 2 Kathy Griffiths // Jul 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I love my basket. I have a basket with a handle on it that I pack around my garden. It has all my small tools in it so I can take care of my garden issues without having to run back to the garage for just the right tool.

    Pssst… I even carry a salt shaker. You can’t imagine what salt does to those pesky little slugs I occasionally find hiding in damp places. Gone!
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  • 3 P-A-McGoldrick
    Twitter: PM27
    // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Great tips!
    My daughter has just graduated from university in Environmental Studies and going on to an Education degree in the fall. For a summer job, she is gardening!
    I will pass on these tips to her, especially about the gardeners soap.
    She drinks lots of water plus uses my recipe for lemon water which I posted at the WordPress blog above.
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    Sheila Reply:

    Thanks for the water tip. The lemon really makes a


  • 4 P-A-McGoldrick
    Twitter: PM27
    // Jul 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Great photo! Do you know the time or location!
    History is another great past-time for me!
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    Sheila Reply:

    I got the photo from the Library of Congress photos in flicker. It was taken between 1910 and 1915. The library is a great resource for royalty free photos.


    My dad was a history teacher.