Growing Vegetables

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    dandlyon
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    Bought at Malvern over the week end, can think of many uses but who knows what it was specifically made for ? and what is called?

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    #29607

    dandlyon
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    Another view

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    #29609

    SIMONDO
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    Is there sign that it has been sharpened somewhere on it..say at the back .. or any evidence it has some part missing ? Have a thought it might be for hooking a string to cut on the pull stroke but can’t make out that much detail from the picture.

    #29610

    SIMONDO
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    Im thinking Hop Garden tools or similar Tony..anything grown on cord or string you want to get down at harvest.

    #29612

    gertie
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    Bush hook, for clearing tangled undergrowth and old vines perchance :unsure: :rose:

    #29613

    dandlyon
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    Simon the hook part is sharp Anne you are thinking along the right lines. I used it today and it works fine, it is a specific weeding tool

    #29614

    gertie
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    I’m guessing that the end is quite heavy too Tony? :rose:

    #29615

    VegVamp
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    Onion hoe?

    #29616

    dandlyon
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    Anne its very light, Karen the hook part is sharp, could be a bit risky near onions

    #29617

    Walt
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    Billhook?

    #29618

    dandlyon
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    The end bit Walt is like a narrow dutch hoe about 1″1/2 wide 3″ long and just the curve of the hook is sharp, has a long handle like a rake.
    I used to think all the must have gardening tools was a modern thing, it seems in the past there was a tool for every aspect of gardening. I bet not many working class gardeners bought them :whistle:

    #29619

    VegVamp
    Keymaster

    It’s never for asparagus Tony? No, you said for weeding didn’t you, completely baffled me. :yes:

    #29621

    SIMONDO
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    Well its similar to the paving slab hook weeders you get today.

    #29622

    dandlyon
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    No Karen its actually called a nettle spud. Spud in this sense of the word means digging out or removing .It pushes easily into a bed of nettles and as you pull it out it severs the deep thick roots. Joan and my self were like two kids with it this afternoon looking for “stingers” to try it on :lol: With its long handle we never got nettled once, these are old used tools all in good nick, the wooden handle was as smooth as the preverbal babies bum, and we both wondered what history this tool might have

    #29623

    gertie
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    I love old, smooth wooden-handled tools :heart:

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