Disclosure: This post is sponsored by OXO. I received gardening tools, in exchange for a fair review on the blog. All opinions are 100% my own.
About a month ago, we took a weekend to basically spring-ify everything around the house. I cleaned out the beds, and planted annuals and vegetables/herbs. I also purchased a new blood orange tree. We have a whole mess of citrus trees in the backyard now. 🙂
I planted cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, poblano peppers, jalapeno peppers, and of course, basil. I’ve found over the years that these plants are no-fail for me. I wanted to plant green bean seeds, but I just haven’t found the time yet. It’ll happen soon, though! I love roasted green beans in the summer months.
In fact, since I planted everything a month ago, I haven’t done anything to the garden. We’ve had quite a bit of rain around here, and so I haven’t really gone in the backyard to give everything a closer look. Well, after rain, rain and more rain, I need to clean everything out again.
Thankfully, OXO sent me a fun package of outdoor gardening tools recently.
I was so excited to get back there and give some of these tools a try.
I loved that there were pruners included in this package. Since we have citrus trees, and I love to grow vegetables, these will come in handy for taking food off of the plants. They also work especially well for cutting herbs, like rosemary.
Since I wanted to clear out a few planters that we have, I grabbed the hand rake and adjusted it to be just about width of the planter. This did a great job of clearing out the smaller weeds that had grown lately. You can adjust the hand rake to be 12″ in width. I think it’s going to be awesome to also use this for fluffing up pine straw in the garden.
This is a bit embarrassing. Seriously. Our vegetable garden got out of control within a month. I grabbed the cultivator, and got to work in sections of the garden. It was clearing out weeds like a dream, and because of its size, I wasn’t worried about accidentally bothering the vegetables/herbs that I wanted to keep in there.
Yeah, that patch was full of weeds a few seconds before I took the picture. (oops) The positive thing is that you can get an idea of how big one of the basil plants is getting. Hello, pesto!
A huge thanks to OXO for sending me these lovely tools. I’m excited to have good set of gardening tools that will help me get through quite a few planting seasons. 🙂
How are your spring gardens doing lately?