Tools and Stuff forum: Narrow garden fork

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Dec 11, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Has anyone run across a narrow garden fork for turning soil between established plants?
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Dec 11, 2015 6:05 PM CST
Googling, the closest I find are cultivators.

Maybe a specialty hoe?

Sometimes I'll very awkwardly try to use a rake "sideways" in a narrow row.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 12, 2015 8:34 AM CST
I've seen what are called weeding forks - usually two-pronged forks that might fit the bill but not sure. Guess I need to do more research. I've been using my hori knife but that's a lot of bending over.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 14, 2015 5:22 AM CST
Lee Valley do "border forks", I have one. The available measurements are on this page:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?p=45712&cat=2,6...
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 14, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Sue - Thanks! I should have thought to look at Lee Valley. The border fork looks like what I'm looking for.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 27, 2015 3:58 PM CST
Sue - thanks again for your suggestion. A shiny new one under the Christmas tree for me! Perfect!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 27, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Yay! Hurray! Happy digging! Lee Valley HQ and showroom is not far from here so it tends to be the go-to place for gardening stuff. I find I use that narrower border fork much more often than the "normal" width one.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Dec 27, 2015 5:29 PM CST
Nice to have the showroom so close. I've been wondering all growing season about something like this narrow fork and who might have it or what other tool might be available. I think my back will be happy although I'll still carry my hori knife in my back pocket as always.

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