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Friday Favorite: Hand Hoe

August 1st, 2014

I used to have hand trowels that I loved, then I got this hand hoe from Johnny’s Seeds. It’s now my favorite tool, pretty much the only one I use. It works for pretty much any gardening task and I love that it has a sharp blade that can be used for cutting roots and hoeing. It can also be used as a trowel to dig planting holes.
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I find myself always reaching for this tool and finally decided that with the size of my garden I needed to purchase a few more. Last week two shiny new ones arrived. I now have one to keep up by the main garden behind the garage, one to keep by the back door, and one to keep by the front door as well.

Do you have a favorite hand tool?

4 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Hand Hoe”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 1, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Susy, that’s a very odd shaped garden tool but I can see how it would be useful. The lawn mower and the weed trimmer are the only powered tools that are used near the gardens. All the rest are hand tools. I really don’t have a favorite tool but have acquired tools to fit the job. Different hoes, spades, shovels, rakes, and many more are designed to work on certain jobs. The back of my truck is littered with many hand tools when I speed off to garden at Terra Nova Gardens. I literally have a shed full of garden tools. Some are repeats contributed to the garden from readers of my blog.

    Have a great hand hoe day.

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  2. Mindy on August 1, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I have something very similar that is my favorite tool. I got my first one from AM Leaonard and bought a second from Amazon. They called it an EZ Digger, but the friend who originally showed it to me said it was a Japanese Hand Hoe. I love it! It is always the first tool I grab from my bucket.

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  3. Jeannine on August 1, 2014 at 11:08 am

    That’s my favorite hand tool, too! I use it all the time and would feel lost without it. The first one I had broke on me last year, so I had to buy a replacement. I got two of them just in case one of them broke again.

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  4. bangchik on August 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    a much bigger size with longer handle, working while standing, is called “tajak” in our place. Tajak is used to plough small paddy field in the old days before machines replaced them….

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