This is the tool for easy digging all around the garden and farm. Used by small farmers around the world daily, (including me) this tool is the quickest way to dig and cultivate large areas of ground with the least effort.
Some of the many uses of these hoes are:
Making raised beds Mounding potatoes and leeks Chopping in green manures Grubbing out weeds Clearing paths and garden edges Digging and clearing drainage channels
“Hoe received this morning. been using it for whole day working. very very helpful tool, so good, thank you very much…..” Rod, Christchurch
More about Grub Hoes
The grub hoe (which has many names – adaza, jembe, mamooty..) is used all around the world by millions of small farmers everyday. I imported the heads after looking all over New Zealand to find one for use in my own market garden, and not finding them anywhere. I had the handles made in Christchurch and have been using them every day in my own garden. They are the tool that I couldn’t be without, I am able to accomplish more in a shorter time with less back ache than I ever could with a spade.
The hoe heads are made of solid forged steel and the ash handles are either 150cm or 120cm long. The shorter handles are not just for shorter people – some people find that when they have a lot of ground to clear and are swinging the hoe around, a shorter handle is easier to manage and less cumbersome – even though you may have to bend a little more.
This is the standard, all purpose model. Its suitable for working on rough weedy ground and throughout the veggie garden.
The trenching hoe is longer and narrower than a grub hoe, making it more suited to digging and edging and for working in heavy and stoney soils.
The grape hoe is slightly different in that the head is at a shallower angle, making it suited to work the surface of the soil. Its wider and lighter than the grub and trenching hoes making it easy to slice and clear large areas of ground along row crops or under fruit trees, where the ground is already cultivated. Its less suited to heavy grubbing of weeds.
See in less than 3 minutes the range of different jobs you can do with the three hoes, filmed throughout the year in different areas of the garden.
This is how easy it is to turn in a green manure with a grape hoe
(click to enlarge)