It seems so romantic to garden with a lovely new sun hat, to work with Wellington garden boots on, to use a hand-forged dutch potting trowel when planting a new crop of seeds, to water with a Haws 19th century design watering can, and finally to gather my harvest with this marvelous Maine Garden Hod.
It's an item of beauty...it reveals humanity's gift of engineering and design...it holds the vegetables and not the soil...the vegetables and herbs would taste better...I would look adorable gathering my lettuces with it...And have you ever tried to pick your produce without a basket? It's a pain.
But is it $42.50 necessary? No! Is one of the main goals of the garden to save money? Yes!
How do I make do? I found this basket in the trash at a church on the corner after their last Attic Treasure sale. Wasn't sure how I'd use it then, but now I realized it's just the right size. It has just the right weight. I might not look quite as adorable but who's watching anyway!
This post has been inspired by Ann Kroeker's Make-do Monday Series. She writes:
At Make-Do Mondays, we discuss how we’re simplifying, downsizing, repurposing, buying used, and using what we’ve got.
It’s a carnival celebrating creative problem-solving, contentment, patience and ingenuity. To participate, share your own make-do solution in the comments or write up a Make-Do Mondays post at your blog, then return here to link via Mr. Linky. Enjoy others’ ideas by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking on people’s names.
How do you make do?