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Gracye
Warrenton, VA

January 24, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #8980516

Hello, I bought a garden magazine and was imediately taken with a photo and description of a "broadfork." Now, I have NEVER seen such an "animal." And I have not heard of it, either, even through my farmer father. I live in Virginia, my vegetable garden has been hand-dug, but there are still rocks amidst the clay soil. Any suggestions? I really want to buy one but as they are $ I need to justify it...you know? thank you so much!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

January 24, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #8980569

Here are some Lee Valley reviews. http://www.valleyoaktool.com/broadfork-reviews/

Another: http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Handcrafted+Broadfork.html

Another: http://www.gemplers.com/product/171331/Bully-Tools-Broadfork#TAB-REVIEWS

One more: http://meadowcreature.com/broadforks/?gclid=CI7L87uf6a0CFYhgTAodDGyT5A

Looks like a pretty handy tool for a lot of gardening space. If I had to buy one of these (which I don't), I think I like the look of that Gulland Broadfork at the Modern Homestead site... Just my opinion.

Linda

raisedbedbob
Walkerton, VA
(Zone 7a)

January 25, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #8981469

Wow! That's a mighty pricey tool. I've used stout spading fork for years with good results. It may not be as fast as a broadfork, but was way less expensive and it's real easy to store. An indispensable garden tool IMHO.

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