At the recent Edible Garden Show I met the lovely people on the Wolf-Garten stand. They have a really interesting concept for garden tools. You buy a handle and then the individual garden tools and they snap onto the handle with a unique 'click system'. The products are made in Germany so are sturdy and carry a 10 year guarantee.
The lady on the stand, Yvonne was demonstrating a rather interesting looking tool designed to evenly chop and mix the compost, manure and ground soil together to make a fine soil to plant the seeds. Well, I wanted one of these for sure!!
How happy was I when Wolf-Garten offered to send me a Soil Miller to try on the allotment and write about how I got on.
The Soil Miller breaks up dry, compacted soil into a fine tilth. This helps both the sun and the rain get to the roots of your vegetables as well as mixing up soil, compost and manure.
We have been digging and preparing our beds and mixing in compost both bought and organic from my compost heaps and loads and loads of locally scourced manure and this tool would be just perfect for us to use.
We went to help my daughter-in-law with her allotment and took the Soil Miller with us in the car as it is so easy to take with you and used it there too.
It took me a minute to get the feeling for the Soil Miller but once I got started I couldn't stop. A bed went from this:-
In a matter of minutes to this:-
Because this is such a great piece of gear I wouldn't leave it at the allotment and once you detach it from the handle it fits really nicely into the car.
My plan is to add to the collection of tools to go onto the handle as the season progresses and I will of course post about them on here.
Many thanks to Wolf-Garten for starting me off with this ingenious system of tool. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions and photos are my own.