1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
First Of Its Kind Hoe"It's the most exciting new garden tool in years," says Patricia Weitekamp of Weitekamp Tools Inc., manufacturers of the new "Seed Row Pm" garden hoe that's uniquely designed to both open and close seed rows in addition to performing other chores around the yard and garden,
The triangular-shaped hoe is pulled back-wards through the soil to form triangular seed furrows. To close a row, you turn the hoe over. The top plate levels the top of the row, lightly packing the seed. Two "wings" leave shallow furrows on either side of the row to collect moisture.
"It eliminates the need to bend over tol close the row and does a better, more consistent job which results in better emergence and yields," says Weitekamp, noting that once the plants come up, you can use the new hoe for weeding. The lightweight hoe (weighs just 2 lbs.) can also be used to dig . weeds out of a lawn and to edge sidewalks and driveways.
Sells for $13.95, including shipping. For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Weitekamp Tools, Inc., Rt. 1, Box 62, Harvel, Ill. 62538 (ph 217 229-3538).
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