Jean - Plot 4:
Quite a few of you have stopped me when you have seen me using my oscillating hoe so I thought I would share some details about it with you. I have used this hoe for a couple of months now. I bought it from www.quickcrop.co.uk for £34.50 and it's quite simply the best thing I have bought in ages. The head has a double sided blade and moves backwards and forwards as you hoe, meaning that you get both a forward and backward motion when you are hoeing. It cuts deep too which means it get all of the small weeds and cuts deep into the big ones.
It is really controllable so you can get close to your crops without damaging them. But the best part is how quick you can hoe your whole plot. The very long handle makes it easy to use without too much effort so what I normally do is that when I have finished for the day, I get out this hoe and go over the whole plot (and we have a full plot) in minutes. So I can keep the weeds at bay with very little work on my part. Simples:-)
Quickcrop is a great website by the way for some good tips so I will put a link to it on the Links page. They even send you a little bag of sweets with your order! They should pay me commission for this blog:-) I found this little video on their site which I am sharing below.
If you have any equipment or tips that you would like others to know about, email me and I will share your blog on this page.
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