Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lee Valley Garden Tools

I was at a garden show in Stratford, Ontario a couple months ago and I signed up for the Lee Valley Garden Tools catalogue. My husband is a big fan of Lee Valley, and so I thought I would see what they have to offer in the way of gardening. I have received the catalogue, but I haven't tried any of their products. I am specifically interested in a couple of their products and I am wondering if anyone out there has any thoughts on them.

The "Upside-Down Planter" - used to extend the growing season of tomatoes (can be moved easily when there is a danger of frost) and requires no staking or weeding. The product description also includes that it keeps plants safe from earth-borne insects and can also be used for cucumbers and peppers. Wondering if this works as well as it seems that it theoretically should.

"Super Red Mulch" - when put on the soil under tomatoes, Lee Valley claims that it will increase yields by up to 20% over black mulch. It works by reflecting a certain spectrum of light back to the plants, stimulating rapid growth and development.

I am interested in many of Lee Valley's garden tools, but these were the most intriguing. Since I am at the beginning of my garden journey, I am trying to learn as much as I can before making gardening purchases. Looking forward to hearing any feedback.

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