Using Gardening Hoes

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Hoes are great gardening tools for chopping up weeds and uprooting plants. Learn about gardening with hoes from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb" for On Gardening. When you start talking about one of the basics in gardening tools, you've got to remember the hoe. Now this particular hoe can be used in either one fashion down like this, or you of course can turn it over and use it more like a weeding type ho as well. There's a number of different hoes that you can get in a garden. Some will be like the old fashioned scuffle hoe where they're going to be this traditional kind of a flat bladed hoe. Some will have some of the spikes like this one has on this edge here. Make sure of course that it?s a good, quality built tool. Again, we've talked about tools. You know when you get a tool; make sure you get the best quality tool that you can afford to buy. If you buy cheaper, you'll probably wind up replacing it a number of times over your gardening life. When you've got a hoe, well use it to help get out some of those weeds, help to cultivate the area if you're putting in let's say corn, or you're putting in some vegetables, need to break up those clods of soil, make it as smooth and make it pliable. There's an old agricultural term called friability and basically it means just making sure that soil is very loose so you can add water, you can get air into the soil, you can have the best quality garden that you can. For On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".