I was watching HGTV this morning and was interested in one of the
tools shown in this link.
This is the specific tool I'm interested in:
Does anyone know where they can be bought? I don't recall ever seeing
one, but I wasn't looking for it either. His looks worn... he says he
uses it a lot, but I wonder if it is still in production.
Ham and eggs.
A day's work for the chicken, a lifetime commitment for the pig.
Hmm, don't remember seeing that one. But I have seen the dandelion
corkscrew (figure G at
) being sold at Merrifield Garden Center
( http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/ )
in suburban Washington, DC.
Your post is the first time I've seen any reference to the corkscrew.
I was intrigued by it in the store but somewhat skeptical about
whether it would really be an improvement over the old standby
dandelion spade (
I think the difference is the corkscrew will take out the taproot, but
the "dandelion spade" (which is a common garden tool) will not unless
you really dig. Did you notice that all three tools had long handles,
so you don't have to stoop or bend to do your weeding?
History is a vast early warning system
I don't know, but if you don't have one of these in your arsenal, you're
missing out on something good:
If I had to have just one weeding tool, that would be it. Amazing. Nothing
argues with that tool.
I know. I'm just pointing out something you might not have otherwise found.
On day, you'll run into a weed with a woody root that absolutely MUST be
murdered. This tool will do it. And, for reasons I can't explain, you'll be
able to do it with a beer in the other hand. Something about the design of
the tool. It's weight, shape, something.
I know what you mean. I'm referring to evil things with horizontal woody
stems that run for several feet. The only "stand up" tool that'll touch
these is a pitch fork or spade, and other than exposing such roots for
further attention, they're the wrong tools for the job.
This tool with 4 prongs is also a little too wide for using in lawns,
unless you don't mind having a big hole in your turf. There are
several multi-prong tools on the market. They all have the same
limitation of failing to dig out deep roots that go beyond the length
of the prongs.
Use your favorite search engine to find "deep root weeding tools".
There are several good ones with back-saving features, as well.
Search for "weeding tools comparison" to find a variety of tools that
you probably won't see in your Home Depot store.
At peace with weeds...
Are you a weeding tool expert?
A neighbor introduced me to one of those tools -- it's called a hori
knife -- and I hardly use any of my other tools any more. Nothing, but
nothing, gets stuff out of the ground the way it does. Yes, I have to
stoop to use it, but it does such a good job that the weed is far less
likely to come back because a bit of root has been left behind.
It also does all the other things mentioned in the link.
If you notice, the knife on the original site comes with a sheath and
costs $25. The one Persephone found is $16.99 but it has no sheath. If
you scroll down, there's a sheath for sale for 7:99. Same difference.
The sheath has a belt loop.
Maybe you could write the show, or join their discussion group to
question Mr. TV Gardener. I've spent a bit of time searching the HGTV site
and the web, and not found it. Pretty irresponsible to show a gadget and not
mention how to get one.
Kinda like Norm and his Yankee Workshop. Pretty easy to build that fancy
cabinet when you have more top o' the line power shop tools (and a clamp
collection worth more than the project) than my house is worth.......
This looks similar:
I think you have also figured out that their forums are no more
informative on specific products than what I found here and it's
impossible to write the show. Yes, I came here in a fit of pique.
Thank you for understanding.
History is a vast early warning system
I have used this tool for 4 years and it is a delight to use, gets dandelion
roots and the roots of any weed I've used it on, including crabgrass. No
stooping or bending at all. It's made by Fiskars. Do a google search for
Fiskar's uproot weeder. The link is to one I found on Amazon.com
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