Tools to make gardening with arthritis easier?

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  1. Margaret

    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    I have recently developed arthritis in my right thumb and am finding weeding in particular quite painful. Suggestions for suitable tools would be most welcome.
    Many thanks.
    Margaret
     
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    Margaret Active Member 10 Years

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    Many thanks Saltcedar.

    Don't know why I did not think of mulching and I am going out today to buy some coconut mulch. The article is also useful because of the many links it contains to different suppliers. My main problem is that applying pressure to spade and hoe handles etc causes the "ouches".

    As to the need for frequent naps - I find a zero gravity garden chair to be indispensable.

    Margaret
     
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