A Look Back at Hand Weeding Tools

In preparation for some fall meetings I spent some time recently looking for other examples of hand weeding tools and, thanks to the scanning efforts of Google, happened upon some fantastic advertisements from the 1919 issues of The Garden Magazine. It would seem that we could have initiated the Weed Master Project nearly a century ago!

From:  The Garden Magazine, 1919

From: The Garden Magazine, 1919

"On-farm evaluation of innovative cultivation tools"  The Garden Magzine, 1919

"On-farm evaluation of innovative cultivation tools" The Garden Magzine, 1919

I have started a collection of images of these tools for a future article, so if you have any good examples please send them our way.

"Eliminating the backbreaking drudgery of weeding."  from The Garden Magazine, 1919

"Eliminating the backbreaking drudgery of weeding." from The Garden Magazine, 1919

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2 thoughts on “A Look Back at Hand Weeding Tools

  1. Have the best weeding tool ever! Check out my blog. My husband and I are avid gardeners, and this is a “tried and true” for the modern day. Unsure as to it’s origins, it works like no other!

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