There are so many harvesting tools that can make the job so much easier. Fortunately, most of them are easy to find and don't cost much money at all. Here is my can't live without super frugal gardening tools list.
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Bolo knife, USMC, 1945. WW II, Hospital Corpsman. The hefty bolo machete is popular in Southeastern Asia where it is a commonly used as a farming and agricultural tool. The bolo machete excels as a harvesting tool for narrow row crops, such as rice, soybeans, peanuts and mung beans due to the distinctive bulge, adding a heft to the fore-blade that provides additional chopping power. Sharp 1 1/4 sides.
Great idea for picking fruit from your trees. I had the good idea of adapting an extending or telescoping pole to the grabber ( I used a pool pole) to reach fruit or nuts that are out of reach and at the same time saving myself from back strain!
A guide to gardening in small spaces, covering container gardens, herb gardens, and kitchen gardens; with information on soil, compost, pruning, harvesting, tools, and resources; and focusing on organic methods.