Garden forks are available in a variety of forms and sizes, each carefully developed over time to meet the demands of every garden.
If you’re having trouble in the garden, chances are you’re using the wrong tool. Do you recognize the humble garden fork? Consider again and have a look at our selection of the greatest for every application.
While it’s tempting to stick with your old favorite, which has been passed down from one generation to the next or long overdue a return to your neighbor, the fact is that there’s most likely something superior (stronger, faster, and simpler) out there. Have you ever tried digging with a fork that was designed for eating, but ended up frustrated? (Or considered getting stuck just to discover something lighter to do instead?) It’s because your prior fork wasn’t designed for digging and lifting.
We’ve gathered a variety of gifts for every occasion below. Check them out and then spoil yourself. We promise you’ll never go back after you make the change.
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Potato Garden Fork
Yes, there’s a garden fork for that. A potato garden fork has scooped tines towards the middle that make it easier to collect potatoes as you dig them up. You don’t have to roll around and drop them anymore, so you can get that heavy harvest done quicker with less damage to their outer skins – which is crucial if you
The finely chiseled bowl of this ash shovel is shaped like a spoon, and the ten tiny tines are perfect for scooping potatoes. Because it’s made of forged steel with no flex or distortion, it can easily handle heavy loads.
Giggle at the rear. Yes, we said tickling garden fork. The tickling fork is ideal for battling weeds and loosening soil in tight quarters, allowing you to root out invasives without harming your delicate border plants or creating more havoc than the effort is worth. And our range has a long history of success that just goes to show how.
The staff of Great Dixter, especially Sneeboer, created this lovely tool for the smooth maintenance of its busy borders. Its three large prongs are ideal for getting in and doing good, and its extended handle allows you to reach where you need it without straining your back.
If you’re having trouble digging with a spade and your garden fork just puncturing the surface, you’ll need a border fork. A border fork is chunkier than a fork, so it will make an impact and make a difference, but not as solid as a spade, so it will get into the difficult ground and break it up before breaking your back. It’s ideal for cutting soil without fatiguing yourself out moving large clods of earth about. As a result, the ordinary fork and spade are both put away most of the time.
The Antares model features a bronze head that will stay clean and sharp with a steam-bent ash shaft and T-handle. It’s unique in its way. Treat yourself to something unique.
Long-handled weeding fork
Why slouch about in the dirt when you can get your weeding done from an altogether more elegant upright stance? With a long-handled weeding garden fork like this one from Sneeboer, you’ll be able to do more weeding faster. We’re not sure why, but this hybrid combines the broad, sharp flat tines you need (for peeling between plants before cutting) with a long shaft with a rounded tip for easier pushing and turning.
It’s just the thing for removing the unsightly from your flowerbeds, as well as gatecrashers from your borders.
Do you have any roses? Excellent news. Yes, there’s also a garden fork for them. Your rose garden fork is a distinctive-looking and uncommon shed resident with two long, flat, sharp, beveled tines and a dagger-like tip. Push into the ground between your rose’s roots with the fork’s broad foot stands, and you may loosen and aerate soil precisely where you need it without disturbing your delicate.
The strong, compact plastic pipe measures 1/4 inch in diameter and is three inches long. Ideal for roses, it may also be used to increase drainage or remove long-rooted weeds from difficult soil. It’s a triple bonus.
Broad Fork by Dewit
If you have a difficult gardening task ahead of you, you may want to bring out the heavy artillery. This double-take-inducing broad garden fork is the closest thing to JCB-style powered help in your hands. The first feature is that it’s 35cm wide at first, hence broad fork – with five sharp, long, circular tines designed to enter the earth vertically. It also has a double handle with a curve halfway along, allowing you to apply maximum force with your upper body.
Finally, there’s the distinctive “standing plate” that lets you — rather than pushing with one foot — mount the fork and push down using your entire body weight. It’s ideal for breaking up compacted soil before applying a more sophisticated tool. The job is done.
From the renowned Gothic American painting, Americans know pitchforks well. The tines of the fork are curved and slender circular sections (prongs). Three to four times a day, depending on the weather. You couldn’t dig with this shovel! Originally intended for loose hay and small square bales, it is now used for placing hay on the wagons.
During my 20’s, I utilized pitchforks when I was in England. The secret to this method is to thrust the fork into the center of a bale with vigor. After that, you need to vertically lift the bale using the fork, for that you need a long handle. This technique may be achieved by grasping the pitchfork just near its tines and as far up along its handle as. You do this by pivoting the pitchfork quickly so that the bale is held aloft, still sticks on the fork.
Place the opposite side of the handle onto the ground if you must wait for the wagon. This method is easier as compared to supporting the entire weight of the bale. As soon as the wagon approaches, “present up” the bale to the individual on board who is collecting the bales. You may have to go a short distance to meet the wagon. For this, keep the bale afloat in the air!