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Beating the weeds is always a challenge for gardeners. I watched a video by Imstillworkin a little while ago and she showed how she weeded her garden. One of the tools she showed in her video was a mini hoe made using a dandelion digger. She bent the end on an angle, and it works well in tight areas!
I mentioned to hubby how I would love something like this, but we didn’t have a dandelion digger. He thought that a BBQ fork
would work just as well. He quickly found our old one and put it in his vice, then bend the forks over. We tested it out in the raised bed and adjusted the angle until it worked really well. What an easy and simple solution!
You could also attach this easily to a pole with some hose clamps. That would make it easier to use when working around tomato cages or beans. It would be simple to undo them when you wanted to work in a raised bed again. I prefer short handled tools when working in my raised beds.
While we were working on this, we also found another weeder we bought for the kids a while ago. One side has a prong cultivator and the other side a hoe. But it was so dull, it only had a squared end. Hubby ground the edge on it to make it a sharp chisel. This worked great in the raised beds to!
Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.