Ted, our friendly office handyman/tech guy made a trip to Leamington, Ontario last week and brought us back some delicious Ontario grown tomatoes. Leamington is known as the tomato capital of Canada, and for good reason.
He said that you couldn’t drive 500 meters without seeing someone selling tomatoes on the side of the road. He pulled over and opened the trunk to look for a bag to hold the tomatoes and instead found a handy-dandy Phil which did the job perfectly! As I was biting into a perfectly ripe tomato, I thought about other ways that Phil and Carrie could help in the garden. Here’s what I came up with.
- Watering buckets. They both hold a lot of water and their handles and bevelled edges make pouring a cinch.
- Fill them up with soil or fertilizer. Just give them a rinse in water and leave upside-down to dry once you’re done.
- Use them to hold your fruits and vegetables while harvesting.
- Throw your weeds in them when weeding to make for an easier clean up.
Carrie and Phil (along with Jacqueline) will be at the KW knitter’s fair this Friday if you are in the area and would like to invite them to your home!