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View Poll Results: What's your favorite garden weeding tool?
A sharp pointed hoe. I like to really stab the life out of those nasty weeds. 2 7.14%
A flat edged hoe. It's better to drag a weed out of the ground to ensure a slow agonizing death. 1 3.57%
A hand trowel. Careful removal of a single weed along with identification is of utmost importance. 8 28.57%
A special weed extraction device like the "weed hound." It's hi-tech war when it comes to weeds. 3 10.71%
A propane torch. What can I say, I'm a pyromaniac and I enjoy watching weeds burn to a crisp. 3 10.71%
Chemicals. Hey, I don't have time to weed. 1 3.57%
Who needs a tool? I use my bare hands and kill them via strangulation. 11 39.29%
ME pull weeds?! I just plant stuff and hire someone to pull the weeds. 0 0%
Kill weeds? Nah, I think they're pretty and part of nature. 1 3.57%
Other. 9 32.14%
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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What's your favorite garden weeding tool?

1. A sharp pointed hoe. I like to really stab the life out of those nasty weeds. It's a stress reliever!

2. A flat edged hoe. It's better to drag a weed out of the ground to ensure a slow agonizing death.

3. A hand trowel. Careful removal of a single weed along with identification is of utmost importance.

4. A specially designed weed extraction device such as the "weed hound." Hey, I'm all for hi-tech when it comes to weeds.

5. A propane torch. What can I say, I'm a pyromaniac and I enjoy watching weeds burn to a crisp.

6. Chemicals. Hey, I don't have time to weed.

7. Who needs a tool? I use my bare hands and kill them via strangulation.

8. ME pull weeds?! I just plant stuff and hire someone to pull the weeds.

9. Kill weeds? Nah, I think they're pretty and part of nature.

10. Other.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:19 AM   #2
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Bare-handed, generally (#7), and, if it's native its odds of being tolerated increase astronomically, at least for a year to see what will happen (#9).

For tap-rooted plants, I poke a large knife straight down around the roots to liberate them, and they all get to lie on the hot driveway for a day or so.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:36 AM   #3
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Other...I use the lawn mower and pile the shredded grass & leaves on the weeds. Dead weeds, and no lost water or nutrients. No weeding required.

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Old 07-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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A gloved hand.

or a thick layer of mulch...

I do like to use a weed hound on dadilions in the lawn.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:18 AM   #5
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Usually by hand. With tap-rooted weeds I use a little, pointed tool that I believe is called a "dandelion digger."
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #6
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My favorite tool is a small hand hoe which I originally got at Smith & Hawken. When I just now went for the link I found that Smith & Hawken has gone out of business. How sad - they were always a source of inspiration and presented us with the very best of gardening concepts and tools from the old English tradition.

Here is a similar hoe from the Hida Tool Company.

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Old 07-12-2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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I'm with hazelnut. A very handy tool.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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I still use a japanese weeder that I bought from Smith and Hawkins back in the 80's.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #9
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I'll pick the weed wrench... hands down.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:47 AM   #10
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Gotta go with a good hand cultivator all the way.
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