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Saturday, April 18, 2009
Broad fork and regular digging fork
This picture shows my new broadfork, which I got from Johnny's Select Seeds. It was designed by Eliot Coleman. Its purpose is to deeply aerate the soil. It's very easy to use, much easier on the back than the shorter regular fork shown here. However, it does not remove weeds and roots, so I had to use both of these forks to get the bed ready for planting.