Author Teresa Odle

Teresa Odle is a professional writer and editor and author of a blog on low-water gardening in the Southwest. Gardening in a Drought won a 2016 national award for best writing in digital media from the Association for Garden Communicators (GWA). Teresa lives in zone 6B in southeastern New Mexico.


Original Little Burro Wheelbarrow Organizer: Product Review


With well-planned storage compartments and space to securely carry long-handled tools, this sturdy tray solves a common gardener’s complaint – having to lug the same tools back and forth from a shed/garage to the garden every day. The Little Burro Wheelbarrow Organizer fits neatly on top of most standard size wheelbarrows and stays put as you move the wheelbarrow around. And, contrary to what I’d expected, there’s still plenty of room to fully use the Continue Reading


Earthquake® Versa Tiller Cultivator: Product Review


Don’t be fooled by the small package – this is a powerful tiller cultivator that can be operated safely and easily by most gardeners. It’s highly adjustable, with options to use 2 or 4 tines at widths of 11, 16 and 21 inches, and depths up to 11 inches. It’s reliable, starts easily and is highly maneuverable. Anyone who has a new yard or garden with soil that needs to be broken up can save Continue Reading


Garden Weasel Rotary Cultivator: Product Review


The Garden Weasel is used to loosen topsoil, prepare beds by mixing soil or added organic matter, and prepare bare areas of lawn for seeding. The width can be easily adjusted by removing one or two of the three tines, making it flexible enough to use in many different situations. It’s lightweight, rust-resistant and simple to use – just place the head on the ground and roll it back and forth. Continue Reading


Melnor RainCloud Smart Water Timer: Product Review


This 4-valve, smart water timer is controlled from the comfort of your home - or anywhere with internet access. Using the free app or desktop program, you can set and change watering programs for each zone independently and at any time. The control box is hard wired to your modem and the valve unit screws onto your outdoor faucet. It's easy to use, simple to set up, and works like a charm. However, since it Continue Reading


Irrigatia Solar Automatic Watering System (SOL-C24): Product Review


The Irrigatia SOL-C24 is a drip irrigation system that uses solar energy to power a small pump that allows you to irrigate with water directly from your rain barrel – no hookup to a faucet or electrical outlet required! The system is ideal for smaller gardens and patios, and installation is simple and quick. The controller waters only when it’s sunny (so no overwatering on rainy days) and can take care of plants while you’re Continue Reading