Earlier this season, I inherited a Vermont Garden Way cart and it quickly became the tool that I can’t live without. The cart I inherited might be older than I am and has already performed duties for a gardener family beyond expectation. It came to me with two flat and disintegrating tires and the base wood panel completely rotted through. But with a quick insert of a new piece of wood, (and I haven’t even replaced the tires yet), it works better than any wheelbarrow I have ever used.
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Owning of one of these makes me feel like I am an old school New Englander. For my hilly, rocky, up and down garden it makes easy work of moving around debris, plants, mulch and whatever I need. I just ordered new tires and I expect to find that operating the cart with actual inflated tires that stay on the rims will be even easier. And the best part of the Garden way — when I look out my window and I see it parked here and there all around the garden, it actually looks nice and gives a sense of a gardener at work and, even in the fall, it pulls me forward with a sense of anticipation for what it will do next.
You can buy one — and I highly recommend it for anyone with anything but a tiny garden – at amazon. (Carts Vermont Model 26 Garden/Yard Cart).