2-Tine Hand Weeding Fork / Jekyll Weeder

2-Tine Hand Weeding Fork / Jekyll Weeder

The favorite weeder of Gertrude Jekyll--horticulturalist, landscape painter, photographer, author, embroiderer, metal worker, woodworker and gardening icon.
Price:$33.00
Item Number:0700115
Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is firmly ensconsed in the pantheon of great gardeners. Her opus, "Home and Garden", first published in 1900, contains chapters on The Workshop and The Kinship of Common Tools and includes a tender paean to the pleasure of wielding an old, worn spade. Her favorite weeder was a short handled, two tine fork now commonly called a "Jekyll Weeder". Our version is forged from 1/2-inch diameter rod. The gently curved, sharply pointed, 8-inch long tines are an inch apart, center to center, leaving about a 5/8-inch gap between. Overall, the tool is about a foot long. It penetrates soil easily and is used to pry, twist and extract the most stubborn weeds.

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