In this post I want to share a very useful tool with you. It is called the wheel hoe. This is a time saver for weeding your garden beds and edging those beds.
I purchased this tool from Peaceful Valley (groworganic.com) To view the product online click on this link. http://www.groworganic.com/valley-oak-wheel-hoe-steel-w8-blade.html
The wheel hoe is available with a pneumatic wheel or the steel one that I have. Due to the number of puncture weed a.k.a. goat heads I have to deal with, I chose the steel wheel. The handle is adjustable up and down using the metal tube piece near the wheel. It is easy to adjust to fit your needs. I have the 5 inch stirrup blade that it comes with but other widths are available.
Use the tool by performing a push then pull motion to slice through the weeds cutting them off at the ground or slightly below depending on the texture of your soil.
This tool will give you a full body workout! Especially the upper body but also the core muscles, glutes and thighs.
Happy Gardening! Debra