“Gardens aren’t made by sitting in the shade.” -Rudyard Kipling
Sweat and fatigue together with delicate showers guarantee: pleasant flowers, pleasant fruits and consoling shade. As Rudyard Kipling says, “Gardens aren’t made by sitting in the shade.” It implies entering the dust without hesitation. The times when humans consumed exactly what the earth produced were long gone. Now we have learned to produce what we like to consume. It must have been an interesting episode for humans to make the first association of plants and trees with water and rain. It must have been a hard lesson to understand our predecessors that there are seasons for everything, from sowing and reaping. It must have been an even harder lesson to calculate the season and the low season. Along with these achievements, the need for gardening tools has arrived. Because, when they consumed exactly what the earth produced, they had to do nothing but harvest, but when they started to produce what they wanted, they had to take control of natural processes. In this new gardening and cultivation venture, they started using simple tools to dig, weed and harvest. The world of horticulture has now evolved a whole new generation of horticultural tools.
Although it is not the ideal way to classify gardening tools, I classify them into two categories: useful and cute but not necessary !!! Some of the useful traditional tools are: garden shovel, spade, spade fork, hoe, rake, trowel, digger, pruning shears, lopping shears and hedge shears. These are the basic tools of gardening. You can see gardening stores and gardening catalogs crammed with a huge number of other so-called sophisticated, sophisticated power tools that are “Dollar Driers”. These tools keep you busy keeping them rather than helping you keep the garden you are looking after !!! However, carefully selected garden tools, albeit basic ones, will surely make life easy.
Another factor that improves your garden and gardening is liquid fertilizers. Not many realize that rainwater itself is one of the effective liquid fertilizers. In addition to this natural liquid fertilizer, there are a variety of artificial liquid fertilizers that give your plants a rapid supply of nutrients because the plants assimilate liquid fertilizers through their roots and foliage pores. Liquid fertilizers in the form of foliar sprays are the most effective during the flowering and fruiting phase of plants. However, care must be taken to follow instructions carefully, in particular to conform to the dilution formula and application method, to avoid damaging the crop. Liquid fertilizers sprayed in the early morning and early evening hours prove safe as they will be absorbed more quickly, saving the plant from leaf burns.
A good gardener always knows that it is not only the tools and fertilizers that make a garden successful, but patience and constant care are the essential elements for effective gardening. Gardening tools used effectively and moderately used liquid fertilizers mixed with tender care will make you a happy gardener.
by Vinodh Pushparaj