Tool Sharpening featured at the Halifax Farmers Market on 9/11
The Second Saturday with the VCE Southside Master Gardener Association will feature tool sharpening from 8 to 11 AM at the Halifax Farmers Market on September.
Garden tools are an extension of the home gardener’s hand. Good tools are an investment, one that needs to be protected especially when money is tight. Fortunately, this is not difficult to do. Bring your hand tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on September 11 and the Master Gardeners will cheerfully clean and sharpen your tools for free.
We all know that sharp tools, especially pruners, are easier to use, but did you know sharp tools are better for the plant? Dull pruner blades can tear bark or mash a stem leaving a wound that is open and susceptible to the entry of diseases or insects. The plant has defenses to heal from a sharp clean cut made at the proper place.
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Bring your garden tools to the Halifax Farmers Market on September 11 from 8 to 11 AM. The Master Gardeners will cheerfully clean and sharpen them free of charge.