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small, sturdy shears used for pruning shrubbery.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Small limbs can be removed easily with
or a pole-lopper provided they are within reach from the ground.
More delicate tools such as
and hand saws should be lightly oiled after cleaning.
and saws should be sharp, for your own safety and to make clean cuts in bark and wood.
Use tongs or rolled newspapers to grasp the stems while cutting with
Pruning entails cutting vines with eighteen-inch-long
having sixteen-inch handles with two-inch blades.
Eggplant are harvested manually with a sharp knife or
, usually when they are one-third to two-thirds mature.
The tips of shoots to be inoculated were removed with
to remove dead foliage and stems that you may have left to provide habitat for wildlife during the winter.
Rotten pods were harvested using special
Bring waterproof boots and sharp
if you have them.
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