Garden Hoe "PHOENIX"
This is a convenient tool for precision work in the garden
Massive copper alloy, handle made of turned beechwood
high 20 cm
width 7,5 cm
weight 230 g
like "Pollux" but with two prongs
The two prongs loosen compacted soil, and the blade can dig out stubborn weeds. The diamond-shaped head can also be used to transplant young plants, then the whole tool is useful to tamp down the soil.
Nurseryman Chris Smith is exhibiting in the Hampton Growing Tastes marquee this year with an exhibit promoting the benefits of companion planting in the vegetable garden. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vj18s
Why Copper Garden Tools?
- Copper gardening tools enrich the soils with coppertrace elements and thereby provide plants with essential nutrients
- They are hardwearing and will last for years
- Stay free of rust – but age with a graceful bronze patina, perfect for the coastal gardener
- They have sharp edges
- They have an incomparably longer lifespan than devices from iron
- Viktor Schauberger came to the assessment that cultivating the soil with copper implements would be more beneficial to the Earth and lead to healthier plants. In his writings, he listed several reasons for this.
- Minute amounts of copper create the conditions for beneficial micro-organisms
- Penetrate the soil easily -low coefficient of friction- less tendency for clay to cling to the tool
- Copper is not magnetic - so does not disrupt the electrical fields in the soil
- Can be kept sharp with a whetstone, file or by peening (hammering the edge against a steel anvil)