This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

my favorite watering can

my favorite watering can
Someone recently asked me about my watering can. I do have a favorite.

A small copper can. Long curved spout connected at the bottom. And a nice big handle. It was a birthday gift back when.

I like the steady stream of water. Not too much, not too little. I like the look and feel of metal. I like the weight and feel of the can. Its small, so sometimes I keep a full gallon of water nearby to refill it with.

I like to water and thoroughly wet the soil. Then I wait until the soil top dries out and the seedlings start to look like they are almost starting to wilt before I water again.


Blogger Mama, Papa, and Son said...

This is my first time starting flowers and vegetables from seed. I have been using a spray bottle and giving my seedlings a couple of good mists per day. I'm new at this, so I'm not sure what I'm doing. But, I figure people have been growing food since the beginning of time, so it can't be that difficult.

March 11, 2009 10:11 AM

Blogger kathy said...


March 11, 2009 10:16 AM

Blogger Kim said...

I admired that watering when you posted your seedling setup. I thought to myself how perfect it would be water the little seedlings without drowning them (like I have a tendency to do).

March 11, 2009 11:26 AM

Blogger Adriana said...

That's a good looking can!

March 11, 2009 3:22 PM

Blogger Dan said...

Watering can's are one of my favorites. I have been know to collect the galvanized outdoor cans.

March 11, 2009 4:02 PM

Anonymous phyllis said...

I have one designed like this, not even close to being as pretty as yours (mine is green plastic), but I think the reason I like it is because it has the same shape; a rounded handle and narrow nozzle with an s-shaped curve. Its perfect for watering trays of seedlings.

March 11, 2009 8:03 PM


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