Three Things for Spring Vegetable Gardening

comments (2) February 5th, 2014

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WesternGardener Jodi Torpey, contributor
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Watering Rocks is a portable drip irrigation system that saves water in the garden.
New stacker container systems are perfect for small-space herb gardeners.
The Bug Blaster is an environmentally-safe way to get rid of common garden pests, especially aphids.
Watering Rocks is a portable drip irrigation system that saves water in the garden.Click To Enlarge

Watering Rocks is a portable drip irrigation system that saves water in the garden.

Photo: Jodi Torpey

All the vegetable gardeners I know are starting to get twitchy. It's been a long winter already, and it seems like we're in store for more.

A good way to pass the time while waiting for the snow to melt is thinking about the new gardening gadgets to make vegetable gardening a little easier this year.

Watering Rocks is an ingenious, efficient drip irrigation system.

These rock-like reservoirs are made out of heavy-duty plastic that can be placed in any part of the garden. Drip lines can be snipped to fit any space and allow water to slowly seep into the soil to keep the soil moist to germinate seeds or direct water right at plant roots. A soluble fertilizer can be added to the water for easy feeding, too. 

Stacker container systems are a great idea for small-space gardeners, especially those who love to grow herbs and leafy greens.

With so many different containers, these systems make for some high-density planting in the smallest of garden spaces. Some systems are free-standing, others can hang on railings or fences and they come in different sizes, too. 

The Bug Blaster is a simple way to get rid of what's bugging you in the garden.

The Bug Blaster uses a special spray nozzle to give aphids, white flies, spider mites and other pests a 360 degree blast of water to dislodge them from hard-to-reach places in plants. The long arm can reach up trellises or across the garden bed.

What new gardening tools are you looking forward to using this season?


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Comments (2)

WesternGardener writes: All those in favor of spring starting NOW, please raise your hand!


Posted: 2:38 pm on February 9th
portiagriffin writes: I cannot wait for the spring to come. . .
Posted: 5:40 am on February 8th
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