A good hoe and a good rake top the list of the most essential tools for many gardeners. While “combination” tools usually don’t perform quite as well as single-function options, we think you’ll find that the new “garden hoe/rake” from Rogue Hoe stands out as an exception.
This U.S.-made tool features a sharp, 6.5-inch-wide V-shaped blade for slicing weeds and creating planting furrows. Or, turn it over to use the flip side to rake or cultivate your garden beds. Being able to tackle all of those tasks with a single tool is super-handy! Made from recycled agricultural disc blades, the tool head’s high-quality steel yields sharp edges. Find Rogue’s garden hoe/rake ($39.95) and the company’s extensive selection of other gardening tools at Rogue Hoe.
Cheryl Long is the editor in chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine, and a leading advocate for more sustainable lifestyles. She leads a team of editors which produces high quality content that has resulted in MOTHER EARTH NEWS being rated as one North America’s favorite magazines. Long lives on an 8-acre homestead near Topeka, Kan., powered in part by solar panels, where she manages a large organic garden and a small flock of heritage chickens. Prior to taking the helm at MOTHER EARTH NEWS, she was an editor at Organic Gardening magazine for 10 years.Connect with her onGoogle+.