Gardening with Hand Shovels

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Small hand shovels are great for planting smaller flowers. Learn about gardening with hand shovels from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi. I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb", for On Gardening. We talk about tools, remember, we've talked about small tools. You can talk about large tools. This happens to be a small hand towel. It's actually like a small shovel and you can use this when you get ready to start planting small gallon size plants, maybe up to two or three gallon size plants. You may not want to dig out the big shovels. You can use something this size, sort of, as a intermediate tool. Remember that tools are important to good gardening. This one, also, is of course, a good well built tool. You can see that it has a handle that comes apart so you can use it on a number of different devices. You can use it on a hand trowel, you can use it on this, on a rake and it's easy to keep together. Simply put it together and you've got something you can use to plant those azaleas beds, put in those annuals, if you're putting in some alyssum, if you're putting in some geraniums, tomatoes. This one has been used quite a bit in a vegetable garden area. I really don't like using great big shovels when I'm putting in very small plants. So, something like this gives me the torque and the ability to put the plant in without digging up the south forty. Getting good tools is important when you start to have a good garden. Remember, good quality, good construction and you'll always be happy. For On Gardening I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb."