We also suggested cleaning garden tools and protecting them with linseed oil. Having a few extra minutes on a day with an approaching blizzard, I brought out my favorite tools that I use every time I garden.
I had used my tub trug to clean out my pond just days before; it was disgusting. It eventually came clean and after filling it with soapy water, I began to scrub the dirt caked tools with a green scrubby, alternating with a fine steel wool pad.
I could not believe I actually put my tools away in such bad condition, but they were starting to shine. The sap groove on the Felcos became visible again. I love these pruners; they are at least 12 years old . Using the right tools makes for a healthy garden, its true. And it makes for a happy gardener, too.
After struggling for 5 minutes to open the childproof cap on the Linseed Oil, I rubbed everything down with the very aromatic stuff. Use in a well ventilated area. The Joyce Chens and Felcos open and close like they have been buttered. This process really didn’t take more than 20 minutes; now they are ready to use and what a pleasure it will be. I can’t wait.