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.

“It might be best not to tell the CobraHead folks that I use this hoe to scrape down the chicken roosts, or that I stained the handle a strange color because it’s my go-to tool for many tasks and I needed it to be easy to find. This thing will shave down any weed when it’s sharp, and it’s great for making shallow planting furrows. I also use it to pull down row cover the wind has blown into trees, and I’ve picked up a rat snake with it, too. As a weeding tool, the long-handled CobraHead is in a class of its own.” -Barbara Pleasant
Photo by Barbara Pleasant