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Author Topic: Oscillating hoes  (Read 1910 times)

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Oscillating hoes
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2017, 02:35:31 pm »
You might be right on that point Fleecewife. 
An adjustable OH head is what is needed - gonna have a think about that! 
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Oscillating hoes
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 09:25:03 pm »
Quick update:  used the osc' hoe in well-loose, but quite weedy loamy soil today.  Achieved good deep root-cutting strokes on both push & pull with no great effort - I'm starting to really like this hoe! 

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England
Re: Oscillating hoes
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 07:46:15 pm »
Well, I think I have found my perfect hoeing combination! 
Lidl recently had a long-handle 3-tined hoe in store for the un-princely sum of £6!  Looked well made so I thought I'd give one a try.  Excellent - requires little effort to rake through consolidated soil and it dislodges all but the most persistent long-rooted weeds.  So in comes the oscillating hoe to mop up. 
OK, so that's 2 goings-over, BUT I reckon it took me no longer to hoe a planting row in two sweeps (tined hoe to loosen, then oscillating hoe) than it did to achieve same result using only the oscillating hoe over cosolidated soil AND so so much less effort!
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 03:01:48 pm by arobwk »

 

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