Long Handle Weeders

    Long handled weeders allow you to cover more ground than their short handled relatives, and some patterns keep you fully upright while working.

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    • The oldest form of hoe has many names: grub hoe, chopping hoe, peasant hoe, eye hoe, azada…but you’ll appreciate it for how useful it is.

      Primarily used with a swinging motion, this long handled hoe is good for chopping out medium to large weeds, especially in pathways and along bed edges.

      It is also used for breaking clods in new ground, removing sod, mixing amendments and moving soil, as you would when hilling potatoes.  Good trench-digger, too.

      This type of hoe is seen in the hands of peasants and farmers all over the world.

      See the Video section below for more info.


    • A Magna Grecia hoe breaks ground and deeply aerates like no other tool.

      At one time made by the Falci company in Italy, this unique and useful tool is no longer in production.

    • Check out this video review comparing the Amman hoe to a less robust, hardware store version.

    • Just like a hammer can do more than just pound nails, a heavy duty grub hoe can do more than chop out weeds, though it does that well. Used by farmers and peasants the world over, a grub hoe can break sod for planting, shape raised beds, incorporate amendments, quickly chop out large weeds, clear pathways and dig trenches.

      This Italian grub hoe is slightly heavier and more robust, but less refined than our German-made, SHW Grub Hoe

    • A half moon hoe allows you to weed standing fully upright, no bending or chopping needed. By pulling the tool back toward you, it cuts roots as if you were sweeping the floor. Great for small to medium weeds in cultivated ground.

    • This Swiss made collinear hoe is arguably our most effective, low impact, precision weeder for small weeds in cultivated ground.

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