The Organic Oklahoman

May 15, 2007

Hoe Down

Filed under: Tools, Weeds, Work — Josh @ 4:24 pm

Gardening season is weeding season and thats probably the most tedious part. Mulches and newspaper and assorted other weed-blocking attempts only go so far and sooner or later, at least in Oklahoma, you’re going to have to fight the grass and weeds one on one.

I bought one of these beauties to assist me in this battle. A Lee Valley colinear hoe. It’s light, so it doesn’t completely exhaust, and the head can be removed and sharpened on a wet stone. Even though you’re slicing through the dirt to get to the delicate root system of grass and weeds, it still holds an edge.

On thing though, if you do sharpen it be careful because it will cut deep if it gets you. Otherwise, an excellent purchase.


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