The Hoe Dag Tool Kit includes three of our favorite short-handle garden tools that are great for raised bed and container gardens. Each tool in this kit has a riveted-socket design that attaches the implement to the handle. This ensures that the handle will always remain attached to the implement for as long as you have the tool. Each of the implements are made with high-carbon steel which is pre-sharpened and easy to sharpen for repeated uses when necessary. The steel implements are tempered and designed to withstand the toughest roots, rocks and other soil debris. The seasoned hardwood handle is comfortable and free of any varnish that might split or crack over time.
Hoe Dag Tool Kit Includes
The Hoe Dag is a great short-handle garden tool that was designed in Lewiston, Idaho over 40 years ago. The dual blade design is based on two forest service tools, the Pulaski and the Hoedad. Unlike those forest service tools, the Hoe Dag fits perfect in your hand and is one of the most versatile garden tools you can have. The blade has a wide edge and a narrow edge which allows you to perform about any gardening task you could imagine.
Use the Hoe Dag for planting, weeding and light cultivation. The narrow blade edge works great for making a small furrow for planting seeds, while the wide blade edge works great for making a hole in the soil for transplants. The curved blade is great for uprooting and removing the largest weeds. The Hoe Dag also works great for light cultivation to prevent new weeds from emerging.
The Hand Rake works great for weeding, light cultivation, leveling soil or adding soil amendments. Use the curved tines to remove weeds of any size. Lightly comb across the soil to remove any newly-emerging, threadlike weeds. And for large, heavily rooted weeds, the strong tines can be used to grab the roots and extract the entire plant. It also works great as a light cultivation tool to prevent future weed growth. Just lightly rake the top inch or two of soil once a week to prevent any new weed growth.
The Hand Rake is an excellent tool for preparing seed beds and planting surfaces. Use it to create a soft, level planting surface to improve seed germination. For potatoes and other plants that prefer “hilling,” use it to pull dirt towards plants to encourage more root or tuber development. It also works great for adding amendments or fertilizers to garden soils. Use it when incorporating compost prior to planting, or use it to incorporate granular fertilizer when side-dressing
The Hand Shovel has a riveted-socket design that attaches the implement to the handle. This ensures that the handle will always remain attached to the implement for as long as you have the tool. The high-carbon steel shovel blade is sharpened and will cut through the hardest soils. The blade is also tempered and designed to withstand the toughest roots, rocks and other soil debris. The seasoned hardwood handle is comfortable and free of any varnish that might split or crack over time.
The Hand Shovel works great turning soils, adding amendments, planting transplants and removing heavy weeds. Use the sturdy blade for turning soils and breaking any large clumps of soil before planting. Use it to chop any leftover crop debris to encourage quicker decomposition before planting. It also works great for adding amendments during bed preparation. Use the Hand Shovel for incorporating your favorite compost or manure to the soil prior to planting.