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    Default Azadas vs Wolf Garten Draw Hoe

    I'm trying to decide between an azadas (as recommended by George Monbiot here) and a Wolf Garten draw hoe head.

    I already have a plethora of Wolf Garten handles (which'll make allotmenting with no shed or car a bit easier), but there's something about the azadas that I reallly like the look of - can't put my finger on *what* though.

    Anyone used either, or both? Any seasoned-gardener advice for a beginner who's still at the "oooh, shiny!" stage?

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    have an azada at my allotment and its great for generall cultivation, digging, clearing weeds and removing top growth. My OH uses it a lot too and she has a mobility problem and finds it much easy than using a spade. Can take a little practise to use but once mastered it can be used anywhere a spade or hoe can be used with the one exception which is when using a spade to throw soil forward (if you follow my drift) Its also a little heavy than a hoe so tends to help when breaking soil etc. Having said that I still use a spade, fork and hoe around the allotment as well

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    Mmm, it's the weight of the thing that makes it really tempting... I think I may be decided. Thanks!

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    forgot to mention that they are available in various weights - mines about 2.5kg which I find is about right but sometimes wish I had gone for a slightly heavier one but am not too fussed the one I have is a well used tool.

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    Earlier this year I read online about how good Azadas were so I bought one. I used it to clear a plot of weed infested ground. The amount of Couch Grass and Bindweed I wanted to get rid of had become a nightmare and I'm very pleased with it. I prefer using the Azada to the mattock.
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    I don't leave home without it. The azada that is, if I'm going to the plot of course....
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    Default Ho Ho hoe...

    I have a wolf draw hoe, its flimsy. The push button conector bit wont last long if you use at as an Azada.

    Its a hoe.

    Get the tool you want for the job, treat yourself... your worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasprout View Post
    Get the tool you want for the job, treat yourself... your worth it.
    That's me telt

    Update: That's my azada ordered - should have it by the weekend

    Thanks for all the advice
    Last edited by Arachne; 14-04-2008 at 10:46 PM.

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