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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Hoe Test Plot

Hoe Test Plot
Every gardeners needs a hoe test plot, a place to try out a new hoe or any hoe in their collection and see how well it works.

My hoe test plot just happens to be an area left open in the patio so I could plant something in it.  However, I haven't planted anything in it, so some weeds moved in, mostly thistle and thankfully not bindweed, making it a Hoe Test Plot.

This may not be the best location for a Hoe Test Plot, but it works for me, for now.  All it needs is a sign that says "Hoe Test Plot - Do Not Weed" so that should anyone see this and think that I am a lazy gardener who can't even be bothered to pull the weeds right outside the back door, they will realize right away that I have intentionally left this area in this condition so that I could test out a few hoes.

Next spring, I'll probably move the Hoe Test Plot to another area of the garden and plant something here that is drought tolerant.

9 comments:

carolee said...

Love it! Right now, half my gardens could be a hoe test plot...I'm making the sign today! And, what are you doing up posting blogs at 3 am!

Kathy said...

Well, shucks, when I saw the title of the post, I thought you were actually going to test a few hoes for us. Instead, you just tell us here is the place you would test hoes if you were going to test hoes. No hoes were actually tested, were they?

Leslie said...

I apparently have a "clippers test hedge". Which is turning into a "pole pruner test hedge".

Commonweeder said...

I have a similar hoe test plot by my patio - and I never knew! but now I know just what to do with that area.

Heidi/IN Woodland Gardener said...

LOL! What a fun post!

garden sheds in Hamilton said...

what a very impressive post. I am glad for the share. Now that you mention it, I guess I should allocate a space for hoe test. I really don't have one. Thanks!

Cathy said...

Brilliant! I need several of those signs dotted around the garden! I have already considered a sign "Nature Reserve" for part of the garden...

Helen Malandrakis said...

Great idea!

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp said...

I'd say the plants in the test plot are pretty drought tolerant.