When we introduced our customers to the Hori Hori Knife, and shortly after the Maruyoshi Flax Cutter, we couldn’t believe the response. These quality, yet affordable cultivating tools sold out within hours - our customers know a good thing when they see it!
Well, there’s one more handy little number we want to share - the Maruyoshi Garden Hoe. Also known as a grubber or Nejiri scraper, this light-weight hoe with a sharp point and razor edge is a super effective tool for slicing weeds, breaking up the crust of the soil and working in between seedlings and small spaces. But don't just take it from us, we had it put to the test!
Put to the test!
We've followed Liz ( @tiny_farmstead ) on Instagram for quite some time, and as well as being wowed by her amazing fruit and veggie crops, thought she'd be the perfect tester to give these tools a whiz. At the time of writing this blog, Liz had just cracked 40,000 followers - keen garden and DIY lifestyle-grow-your-own enthusiasts who really love her down-to-earth and honest approach to crop gardening and tips for harvesting, fermenting and much more.
Liz had a large overgrown pumpkin patch to tackle and decided to test out both the Hori Hori Knife and Maruyoshi Hoe. The outcome? They made light work of the arduous task. She's given them the thumbs-up for ease-of-use, value for money and effectiveness.
Or if Instagram isn't for you, we've made a video of Liz's review below.
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