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10 Easy Pieces: Weeding Forks

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10 Easy Pieces: Weeding Forks

June 19, 2018

It’s weed season. Why make it a fair fight? To defeat the enemy, I prefer a multi-pronged fork that you can push into crevices to tease out roots. A weeding fork can be the best tool to use between pavers, on a brick path, or in a tight corner. Here’s a roundup of 10 sturdy weeding forks to give you the advantage in the garden:

A three-pronged Sophie Conran Weeder (shown also at the top of the post) &#8
Above: A three-pronged Sophie Conran Weeder (shown also at the top of the post) “is especially good at tackling those devilish weeds that regrow if you leave in any of the roots. Simply hold the weed in one hand, submerge the prongs around the roots of the plant and twist to remove the offending intruder with all its roots,” notes retailer Father Rabbit; $69 NZ.
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Above: Handmade in the US, a 12-inch Dandelion Weeder by Red Pig Garden Tools has a hardwood handle. “Two very sharp teeth easily plunge into the soil to grab the roots of the weed and the ‘S’ bend in the tang allows greater leverage to get them out,” notes the retailer. It is $23 from Garden Tool Company.
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Above: A Weeding Fork from Sneeboer is “hand-forged in Holland from top-grade stainless steel, fitted with sturdy FSC-certified hardwood handles, and sharpened and finished by hand, each tool carries a lifetime guarantee,” notes the retailer. It is $52 from Healdsburg Shed.
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Above: Designed for “small, hard to reach areas,” a two-tine DeWit Bio Weed Fork has a rocker arm for leverage and is $26.24 from Hayneedle.
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Above: Made in the US by Garden Works, a Round Tine Hand Fork is 11 inches long with four rust-proof stainless steel tines and a solid wood handle. With curved tines, it is “good for use in planters or containers where it effectively cultivates, digs and weeds around plants,” notes the retailer. It is $21 from Garden Tool Company.
Made by Barebones for Terrain, a Weed Grubber with twin prongs has stainless steel tines, a bamboo handle, and a leather loop for hanging. It is $
Above: Made by Barebones for Terrain, a Weed Grubber with twin prongs has stainless steel tines, a bamboo handle, and a leather loop for hanging. It is $22 from Terrain.
A Stainless Weeding Fork from UK-based Burgon & Ball has a seal of approval from the Royal Horticultural Society; £data-src=
Above: A Stainless Weeding Fork from UK-based Burgon & Ball has a seal of approval from the Royal Horticultural Society; £11.99.
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Above: A 2-Pronged Small Handled Weeding Fork by DeWit has an ash wood handle and “a blade made from one piece of hardened boron stamped steel.” It is $37.99 from Home Depot.
A titanium-tined Weeding Fork with a handmade walnut handle is destined to become a garden shed heirloom. From Sneeboer Tools, the titanium collection was developed by master blacksmith Frank Sneeboer, who described the development process: &#8
Above: A titanium-tined Weeding Fork with a handmade walnut handle is destined to become a garden shed heirloom. From Sneeboer Tools, the titanium collection was developed by master blacksmith Frank Sneeboer, who described the development process: “The welding process of Titanium is totally different from welding of stainless steel. Different choice between a wire or electrode, different kind of welding gas, different kind of backing gas to prevent incineration of the Titanium etc, etc. The testing process took us about three years, but now we have a perfect result and a perfect foundation to build on in the future.” A titanium weeding fork is €230.
A three-pronged stainless steel Hand Grubber made specially for retailer Manufactum by UK-based Burgon & Ball has a well-balanced design. &#8
Above: A three-pronged stainless steel Hand Grubber made specially for retailer Manufactum by UK-based Burgon & Ball has a well-balanced design. “Particular attention has been paid to the weight (it’s light: a bare 300 g!) and to the balance between head and handle, with the idea of making the grubber easy and pleasant to use over longer periods,” notes the retailer; €34.

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