Here are some tips for choosing a broadfork

4 tine broadforkIf you have a moderately dense soil and beds of moderate width, I would suggest the following.......

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The Right Shovel

A spade is a spade is a spade ...

A spade, we are told, is a spade, and not to be confused with a shovel. 


The common garden spade, as it evolved in Europe and particularly in England, has a blade that is a rectangle. (Photo of different types of shovels offered.)

The digging shovel so ubiquitous here in the U.S.A. has a blade shaped exactly like a spade. (Just compare your shovel, head up, to any deck of cards.)

Go figure. 

Shapes aside, the primary difference between ...

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