Many gardeners are extremely passionate about their hobby and frequently get so excited that they actually end up over-doing it. It’s very common for us to get caught up in activities and work the entire day away. We need a gardener’s survival kit!! If you’re like me, once you’re in the garden there’s not much that can drag you out. At the end of a long day you may realize that you forgot to eat, drink, or apply sunscreen. Well, I’m here to help you avoid getting hangry (hungry + angry), dehydrated, sunburned, eaten alive by bugs, and fight that next-day muscle soreness.
The best defense is to be prepared! Having the solution to the aforementioned challenges at our fingertips will help ensure success. Before you even warm-up, spend a few minutes gathering the necessities. I call this the GARDENERS SURVIVAL KIT. Your kit items should be stored in an apron, bag, flower pot, wheelbarrow or anything that can conveniently travel around the garden with you. An old garden tool bag works perfect for me.
Items to keep in your kit include:
- Water bottle (BPA free to ensure the bottle will not leach chemicals)
- Organic protein bar or nutrient-dense snack
- Ergonomically correct trowel
- All natural sunscreen
- All natural insect spray
- A hat or headband
Keep the kit in your garden shed or garage and simply replenish your snack and water each time you head to the garden. Preparation is half the battle and you will soon adopt this healthy habit.
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