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Hoe or Cultivator
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:14 »
I'm thinking of buying a cultivator. What is your preferred choice, 3 prong cultivator or a hoe??

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 12:39 »
I think a hoe is more use. Having said that, I use a swoe and also a cultivator ::)

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 12:55 »
Swoe - definitely!
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 13:15 »
I wouldn't know how to use a swoe. I don't think I have even seen one  :unsure:

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 13:27 »
One of these:



It has three cutting edges, so it hoes on the back-stroke as well as the forward, also a sharp edge for a "side swipe". One of my better investments.

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 13:43 »
Sold! Thanks DD.

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 13:48 »
Have a look around for offers.

I've got two, one a Joseph Bentley one and one a Wilkinson Sword one, (plot and home). Both bought at separate times from Wyevale when they had offers.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 19:13 »
I prefer the old fashioned hoe with what looks like short fingers front and back, each finger is sharpened, front and back.
mind you I have only ever seen them in kent
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 20:22 »
A Swoe is a marvellous tool, and very well worth the investment!

It doesn't do the same job as a cultivator anyway; I use it to cut weeds down, not get down 10"!

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 20:51 »
My dutch hoe has not seen the light of day since I got the swoe.

It gets into parts other hoes cannot reach.

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 07:49 »
I prefer the old fashioned hoe with what looks like short fingers front and back, each finger is sharpened, front and back.
mind you I have only ever seen them in kent
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 07:54 »
I too made use of an offer at Wyevale & bought a swoe,I found it took a bit of getting used too after 30 years of using a dutch hoe,but I've persevered & I know find it too be well worth the effort,I can get in very close too the plants without too many casualties  :blink:.
A chat on our plots has what I think might be a chillington hoe, that had even more sharp sides.
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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 07:57 »
No just googled & it's not a chillinton hoe, my plot neighbour's got, so I don't know what it is.

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 06:42 »
Snows, a pic will help here!

A Chillington hoe has just one wide, heavy cutting edge, as you've probably found out!

Bet you'd like a Growstada though, wouldn't you..;0)

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=85597.msg951930#msg951930

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Re: Hoe or Cultivator
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2012, 10:08 »
Ha ha Growster areyou setting up in business then? I have got something similar but not shaped at the front just straight,my Dad mackled it together. I use it for making the trench for potatoes & earthing up. I'll try to get photo's next time I see the chap,but with rain like today goodness knows when I'll get there again unless I buy a boat/ark :lol:
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