Open House Fridays in Victoria
Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 12-5 pm
check out the growing tool selection
shop for christmas presents
cleaning & sharpening demos
drinks & snacks & chats
1810 Belmont Ave, Victoria V8R3Z2
This new toolbelt is specially designed for gardeners’ tools and it's a beauty!
You can carry quite a few tools in this set-up but the weight won’t make you feel off-balance - the design distributes the weight nicely over your hip.
You can also pair it up with the phone pouch which keeps your mobile covered and protected from rain, grime, and sharp pointy tools.
Snips are an excellent everyday tool for gardeners during deadheading season (no stubs left behind to brown up and muddy the picture), for nursery production, and for cut flowers and floristry work.
Okatsune Snips - red & white handles. Well-made, sturdy, and inexpensive enough to own several pairs.
Niwaki GR - Pro Snips - double yellows. Very similar design to the Tobishos, slightly larger and a little more robust. An excellent alternate to the Tobishos, with the same type of locking mechanism and shaped handles.
clean and sharp!
One of the unexpected offshoots of selling tools is that suddenly people are asking my advice on sharpening and cleaning. I wasn't very good at it before Gardener's Kit got rolling, I had a Swiss Istor pocket sharpener and an abrasive cleaning block for quick day-to-day touch-ups, but didn’t do it as often as I should. I tended to leave the detailed semi-annual cleaning and sharpening to my partner who was moderately more interested than I.