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Korean Hand Plow (EZ Digger, or Ho-Mi)

Korean Hand Plow (EZ Digger, or Ho-Mi)


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Korean Hand Plow (EZ Digger, or Ho-Mi)

When we asked women to recommend tools to us via our online survey, four recommended the Korean hand plow. And one of our friends here in Pennsylvania was so adamant that we find a source & start selling the tool that she drew us a picture so we'd know what we were looking for. As a consequence, we're very happy to finally be able to offer the Korean hand plow, or EZ Digger (aka Ho-Mi, or "little ground spear.") This multipurpose tool is made of hand-forged steel, deeply set in a hardwood handle. The curve of the pointed blade allows soil to be thrown to the side like a plow, and the edges can be used to level, mound, and loosen soil and cover seeds. Great for weeding, digging holes, opening and closing rows, loosening soil around plants, and thinning plants. According to Dr. John Bartok of the University of Connecticut, the Ho-Mi may be the oldest metal gardening/farming tool, going back to the early iron age and possibly the bronze age. Can so many generations of farmers / gardeners be wrong?

Weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade length: 7 inches

Korean Hand Plow (EZ Digger, or Ho-Mi) Reviews

"I've been happily hoe, hoe, hoeing with both my short and long-handled Ho Mi tools. I love them so much that I like to give them to other (serious) gardening friends as gifts, so that's why I've ordered 3 long handled ones! (I've already given them the short handled tools!) I appreciate the incredibly varied positions that I can use for effective, gentle, delicate weeding or all out dig-in-the-dirt work. I love its simplicity and versatility, not to mention its lightweight feature! And it's easy to sharpen, too. There's nothing I love more than a really good tool, and the Ho Mi weeders fit the bill." -- Carol Entin, Rehoboth, MA, via email. Oct. 17, 2017

"This opens up the soil better than anything for planting. Also great to pick out rocks." -- Dorene, via response to livestock farmer survey question about tools she would recommend to other women. July 23, 2015

"I love it! It’s just so versatile. It gets all the weeds, digs the hole, practically plants the plant for you. That and the (hori hori) knife have pretty much replaced all the tools I used to use. And it’s big enough that I can see it when it’s lying in the garden." – Susan Smith, Lancaster, PA, in person at the Landis Valley Herb & Garden Faire, May 9, 2015

From survey respondents who recommended we carry this tool:

"Went into the soil great"
"Multi-purpose & lightweight"
"Versatile, sturdy, wood not plastic handle, not pink (lord I hate pink)"

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