It's hard to believe, but yes, really, there are aspects of my hoe collection that you might not know about it, that I now feel compelled to reveal.
(If you are new around here and are scratching your head wondering about this "hoe collection", well, check it out now, and then come back for the rest of the post.)
Here are five more questions about the hoe collection, answered as honestly as I can answer them.
What do you do with all the hoes in the winter time?
Winter is a time of rest here in my zone 5 garden, so the hoes just hang around in the garage, mostly, waiting for spring and their chance to get out and go to work again.
Are there some hoes that you don’t really use?
Oh, yes. A couple of my hoes are pretty worthless in my garden and so I don’t use them. But I don’t talk much about that, as I don’t want one hoe to seem like it is better than the others, though I think it’s obvious I have a few favorites.
How often do you hoe in the summertime?
A gardener never tells all! And the weeds know if they talk, they’ll meet the business end of a hoe pretty quickly. Let’s just say that I hoe when I need to.
Will there be another Garden Bloggers’ Hoe Down next spring?
I think that the hoe down was a once in a blogging lifetime event, so we probably won’t do it again. But stay tuned, as there may be another special spring-time blog posting party. Think “lawn mowers”.
Do you still hope to get some more hoes?
Yes. I never thought I’d end up with as many hoes as I have, but there will always be room for one more. If you ever see a new hoe for sale that you don’t think is a part of my hoe collection, let me know so I can check it out. I’m always interested in the latest and greatest in hoes!