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Re: Wing Weeder

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Wing Weeder
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 14:37:50 +0000
  • References: <199806151903.NAA29971@email.bigsky.net>

Carryl Meyer wrote:
> I found three sizes of Wing Weeders in Portland area a couple years
> ago--at a plant show north of Salem area--the day after a GPIS Show--I
> bought one for about 16-17.00 and really liked it--it is shaped like
> 'the stealth airplane'  a V which is fatter at the point.
> Now I have a smaller one-about6-7" across at the tips, a larger one,
> about 10" across at the points, and a hand one with a shorter handle.
>  The smaller ones work great around the Iris and Dahlia plants, and
> since I have back trouble and at times cannot bend over to get the
> weeds out, I usually use the longer handle ones--they are supposed to
> never need sharpening, but the rocks in our beds dull them so we
> sharpen them each winter--without them, my gardens twould really be
> full of weeds.  The ACE Hardware here in town and local Wal-mart both
> have them now, for about $ 16.00--if you do not like to crawl around
> on hands and knees--try one!   Thanks for the info about the
> Blackberry Lily--wonder if it will survive the Montana cold?  Carryl
> in Western Montana where it is still raining and hailing and no end in
> sight!

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