2007 - Volume #31, Issue #3, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Garden Weeder Simple But Effective
Mel Primrose of Westlock, Alberta doesn't mind weeding his garden since he made this simple tool that does most of the work for him. Primrose took the handles from an old rototiller and fastened them to the front wheel fork assembly of an old bicycle. Then he added a 16-in. wide, sharpened bar made from flat steel, and braced it to both the handle and wheel center.
The flat section of metal is the cutting bar as Primrose pushes the tool along in his garden. It drags behind, slicing under the dirt's surface, uprooting any weeds in its path.
"It makes short work of weeding," he says. "I like that it is fast and lightweight, so it's easy to maneuver in between plants in my rows. I especially enjoy the fact that it didn't cost me anything, really, since it was all salvaged materials."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Mel Primrose, Site 10, Box 1, R.R. 1, Westlock, Alberta, Canada T7P 2N9 (ph 780 349-2477).
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