Help to find Narrow Weeding Hoe.

Has anyone found/used a narrow blade long handled weeding hoe?  I have a kitchen garden which is small and tightly packed with veggies and a conventional weeding hoe is too wide.  I have spotted a 'spud hoe' on the internet but the blade, although narrow, does not seem to be angled to the shaft and therefore looks awkward to use.  Local garden centres can't help.   Any ideas?  

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    D T Browns seed catalogue has a  Nook hoe which looks like a tiny spade on a long handle.

    If you google" Nook Hoe " a picture comes up.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    make one . a paint scrapper they come in different widths ? tank taped or tied with cord. to a broom handle . or hazel  pole . cheap and cheerful 

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    .Thanks 'archiepem' - I had been thinking about trying to make something myself in desperation!

  • big edbig ed Posts: 14

    How about finding a hoe preferably old, that suits your requirements but is too wide...then find a friendly chap or lady with a grinder and have it cut in size to please!

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    Or look among her indoor's kitchen tools for something suitable.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    An onion hoe is great for between tightly packed plants, I use one with a short handle, but can see no reason why you should not put a longer one on it.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Thank you bookertoo - I had been thinking about your idea.  A fellow allotment holder has exactly what I was looking for made by his granddad and he says I can borrow it.  In the meantime I have contacted Spear & Jackson and wait for their reply.  I will post any further developments and thank everyone one for their suggestions.

  • Why not try the wolf-garten patio weeder/scraper, you can put that on either a long or short handle, and as it's only about two inches wide at the bottom, that should be small enough.  It's curved along the top, and it's sharp there as well, so you can either push or pull it to hoe the weeds.

    You will need to buy the tool and the handle, so if you only intend to buy that, it might be expensive, they do make lots of tools that fit the handle, though, are reallly well made, and one tool may have a couple of uses - I use the long-bladed weeding knife to grub up dandelions, and to chop any slugs I find into bite-sized pieces for the birds and frogs in the garden.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Thanks Mummy Muddy Paws. I have emailed Wolf for information as 2 inches would be the perfect width.

  • Forester, try either World of Wolf, or Amazon, they are the cheapest places, and you can see what I mean about it being small, plus on Amazon there are reviews from previous purchasers, most of them will be 4 or 5 stars, they are great tools that have a  10 year guarantee, and with care most will last a lot longer.  If I have a choice of tool, I will go for wolf every time, they are as good as tools made in Sheffield were 50 years ago (as I'm a Sheffield girl I'm going to be biased), I don't think much is made in Sheffield any more, they are all hong kong fooey now with a brand name sticker slapped on.

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