PRODUCT REVIEWS: GARDEN LINES AND RULERS (March 23)

PRODUCT REVIEWS: GARDEN LINES AND RULERS (March 23)

Looking to make sure your rows are straight and that you are sowing to the recommended spacings, this is where garden lines and rulers come in. Here are some you might like to consider

BEST BUY
VINTAGE GARDEN LINE

Article continues below...
Advert

Enjoy more Kitchen Garden reading in the monthly magazine.
Click here to subscribe & save.

This cast iron, antique style garden line can be used for lawns, beds, borders and vegetable plots. It has a powder coated finish with plenty of twine. Weight – 1.25Kg (2¾lbs). Height – string provider 37cm (14½in), stake 25cm (10in).

NUTSCENE
nutscene.com
TEL: 01307468589
PRODUCT CODE: GLV#
PRICE: £19.99

KG VERDICT
This is not only an eminently practical garden line, it will also add a touch of elegance to your plot. The pointed stakes will penetrate tougher soils and lawns, providing a secure footing for tightening the twine. The string provider has an unwinding mechanism so unravelling the string is very easy, as is winding it back in. An excellent product – especially for larger plots – and made to last.

Article continues below...
Advert

TOP PICK
PLANTING LINE

The two posts of this planting line is made out of hand-turned beech wood. It comes with 10m (33ft) of natural jute twine. Height: 22cm (8½in).

BURGON & BALL
www.burgonandball.com
TEL: 0114 233 8262
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £10.99

Article continues below...
Advert

KG VERDICT
This is a light planting line, easy to move around and reposition. The two stakes have a lovely smooth finish and there’s plenty of twine, sufficient for the needs of most growers. In all, a practical accessory that will provide you with the straight lines you need, and most suited to beds where the soil is soft and malleable rather than compacted.

TOP PICK
PLANTING RULER (LONG)

Precision machined from FSC beech wood, this 1m (39in) ruler comes with seed sowing holes, and metric and imperial graduations. It also has a vegetable spacing guide printed on it which includes 24 vegetables in all, from Broad Beans to Turnips.

BURGON & BALL
www.burgonandball.com
TEL: 0114 233 8262
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £13.99

Article continues below...
Advert

KG VERDICT
With this handy ruler you can see straight away what the planting distances are for a whole range of seeds. These are given in imperial measurements but turned to the other way round the ruler can use metric measurements if preferred. The beech wood makes it pleasant to handle with a green font easy on the eye. A very useful accessory for accurate spacing when sowing or planting.

Subscribe to Kitchen Garden Magazine Enjoy more Kitchen Garden reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.

Sign-up to the Kitchen Garden Magazine Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address below to see a free digital back issue of Kitchen Garden Magazine and get regular updates straight to your inbox…


You can unsubscribe at any time.



About the Author

Tony Flanagan
Latest posts by Tony Flanagan (see all)