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.

“From my collection of vintage hoes, this old Dutch hoe is my favorite. My dad had one just like it, and when he gave me my first patch of garden to tend as a child, I used to get this hoe from the shed and try to wield it to work the earth to a nice fine crumb like he did. The handle on that old hoe was longer than me, but I felt like I was a proper gardener! For me, this design seems to get the job done in a gentler manner than the pull or draw hoes, gliding through the soil with a light push of the hand.” -Heather Cole
Photo by Country Trading Co.