Famous Gardeners’ Favorite Hoes

Garden hoes have been around nearly as long as gardening. Despite their timeless design, different gardeners reach for certain hoes first.

“Through my 30-plus years of gardening, particularly heirloom tomato growing, I’ve found that I’m a pretty basic gardener — a tool minimalist, but a hands-dirty specialist (no gloves for me). With our rocky, clay soil in Raleigh, North Carolina, my most useful hoe-type tool is a very old (20 years or more) blade weeder, second in use only to my short-handled, three-tine cultivator.” -Craig LeHoullier
Photo by Susan Angus-LeHoullier