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5 Favorites: Digging Tools

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5 Favorites: Digging Tools

April 5, 2012

Consider the dandelion: an explosion waiting to happen.

One seed head could create as many as 200 new weeds. Is that the kind of world you want to live in?

It’s you versus the dandelion, mano a mano. You reach for your tool bag, praying for no breeze. Your hand closes on something. It’s the dandelion weeder–and you pounce. Out comes the taproot, and suddenly you feel the sun on your neck and it’s nice to return to the real world, where it’s safe. Keep it that way. We always carry five specialized digging tools in our bag. For emergencies.

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Above: The enemy. Don’t fraternize. Image via Public Domain.

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Above: The solution. A Dandelion Weeding Trowel by Sneeboer enables you to dig up long-rooted weeds without disturbing the surrounding lawn. It’s $45.75 at Garden Tool Co.

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Above: A Garden Dibber by DeWit pierces the soil for planting seeds and seedlings; it’s $26.90 from Kaurmann Mercantile.

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Above: A Garden Hand Shovel, with a sharpened edge and ash wood handle, slices easily through soil; it’s $25.90 at Kaurmann Mercantile.

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Above: A Transplanting Trowel from Zenport has a cushioned grip and is marked for depth to help accurately plant different kinds of bulbs; $63 at DuroKon.

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Above: A Dutch Hand Hoe from DeWit comes with either a right- or lefthand grip; both models are $44.99 at Hayneedle.

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