The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 1: Digging Tools

Draw hoe

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1707. The draw-hoe (figs. 319. to 322.) is a plate of iron, six or seven inches long by two or three broad, attached to a handle about four feet long, at an angle less than a right angle. The blade is either broad, for cutting weeds (fig. 319.); deep and strong, for drawing earth to the stems of plants (fig. 320.); curved, so as to act like a double mould-boarded plough in drawing drills; formed into two strong broad prongs, for stirring hard adhesive soils (fig. 321.); or it is formed to accomplish the first and last purposes as in the double hoe (fig. 322.). All the kinds of draw-hoe being used in nearly the same manner, and for the same purpose, that is, to draw earth towards the gardener, must necessarily be of nearly the same form, and we have, therefore, only given a few of the most useful kinds.