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Which Garden Hand Hoe Is Right For You? Let's Explain: Part 1

Gardening Hand Hoes

A little research on garden weeding hoes and Wow did I find some cool tools. Weeding is part of gardening face it, so you may as well have a helpful tool to work with. The image of a gardener hunched over his garden hoe, scraping weeds out of the soil, may be cliche, but for a good reason. Hoe's do an excellent job of keeping plants at bay, without having to bend down and grab them. There are several types of hoes -- square, broad, V-shaped, bar-shaped hand hoe and they all do the job. You should try out a few to see which you find preferable. In general, a rolled steel blade that has been riveted to the handle will be the sturdiest. After that, it depends on your needs. Check the selection we have in store for you. I hope you can find one to suit your needs because weeding is everyone's favorite past time? I do not mind weeding. The sun on your back feels right. Unless you are organic and then all you do is cut the flowers off of the weeds and leave roots. I like things neat, so I weed. I will try no-till in the future. I found some Cool tools at hosstools. Yes, American Made! https://hosstools.com/product/push-pull-hoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yoYTn0KjQ Clarington Forged 

1. Push-Pull Hoe
Has changed the game when it comes to hand weeding. Amish-crafted in Lititz, Pennsylvania, this hoe has quickly become our favorite hand hoe in the garden shed. The V-shaped head on the Push-Pull Hoe allows you to weed with a push-pull motion which is much quicker and more effective than repeatedly lifting and impacting the soil with a traditional hoe. The hardened steel blade is sharpened on both sides which allows you to cut weeds in both forward and backward directions. The sharp point easily penetrates any soil type to remove the most deeply rooted weeds. Push the hoe forward to cut a plant (root and all) from the soil, then pull the scraper backward to displace the entire weed. The Push-Pull Hoe also works excellently as a scuffle hoe. The push-pull motion allows you to skim the surface and eliminate small surface weeds. This is the perfect garden tool for close weeding to delicate plants. The V-shaped head will enable you to weed closer to plants than any other hoe without the risk of damaging your vegetable plants.

2.Dutch Scuffle Hoe
I've searched high and low for a specialty garden hoe like this, in the "dutch hoe" configuration, and wanted to get high quality as well. There are some import junk options, but this is not one of them. It's pricey, there's no denying that, but you get a lot for your money with this tool. The weld quality is good; the blade is sharp, sturdy and well attached to the handle. Clarington Forged Dutch Scuffle Hoe - amazon.com You won't break this tool using it in the yard and adequately cared for, it should last a lifetime. You can feel the quality in the heft and balance of this tool when you pick it up, and especially when you put it into the ground and use. All around, superbly crafted (made in England!) and something you will be proud to have in your weeding arsenal. Wish I had found this years ago! https://www.amazon.com/Clarington-Forged-Dutch-Scuffle-Hoe/dp/B00D8GS9A6

3.Hula Hoe
An ordinary flat hoe — the only kind you see in most garden centers — is good for moving and smoothing soil. For weeding, though, the Hula Hoe (also called a stirrup hoe or scuffle hoe) is a far better tool for the job. The sharp steel blade skims horizontally below the soil surface, slicing through weed roots while leaving the soil in place. Amazon.com: Hula Hoe: Garden & Outdoor The edge is designed to have a little play in it so that it cuts at the correct angle on both backward and forward strokes.

4. Korean long handle weeders
An heirloom hand-forged garden tool from Korea with a specially designed 7" steel blade. The Korean long handle weeders curvature of the pointed blade allows the soil to be thrown to the side like a plow which makes it easier to dig holes and trenches. The edges of the blade are used to level, mound, loose soil, and cover seeds. Wood handle. 60" overall. The Korean long handle weeder, an heirloom hand-forged garden tool from Korea with a specially designed 7" steel blade. The curvature of the Korean long handle weeder is pointed blade allows the soil to be thrown to the side like a plow which makes it easier to dig holes and trenches. The edges of the Korean long handle weeder the blade are used to level, mound, loose soil, and cover seeds. Wood handle. 60" overall. Buy one today! A KOREAN LONG HANDLE WEEDER / CULTIVATOR these are nice to work with.

5. Korean Weeder and Cultivator
An heirloom hand-forged garden tool Korea weeder and cultivator with a specially designed 7" steel blade. The curvature of the pointed blade allows the soil to be thrown to the side like a plow which makes it easier to dig holes and trenches. The edges of the blade are used to level, mound, loosen soil, and cover seeds. Wood handle. 7" x 3" head. 11.25" overall heirloom hand-forged garden tool from Korea with a specially designed 7" steel blade. The curvature of the pointed blade allows the soil to be thrown to the side like a plow which makes it easier to dig holes and trenches. The edges of the blade are used to level, mound, loosen soil, and cover seeds.

Conclusion: Here are just a few garden weeding and cultivating tools. I will pick out 5 More next week to discuss and present to you for FYI. I would be pretty happy to see a weed about now. 7-11" of snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow. In Northern WI 3/30/2018


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