Last updated on June 14th, 2020
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A HORI HORI KNIFE. It’s a Japanese gardening tool with a concave center (like a trowel), and a sharp, serrated edge. Would you like to see what this nifty gadget can do?
In Japanese, hori hori literally translates to “diggy-diggy.” And diggy-diggy it does. Results of recent trials:
First, I tested the tool on wild onions (Allium canadense — sometimes called “Onion Grass”) that dared to emerge in my Woodland Garden.
And finally, I slipped Mr. Hori Hori beneath a dandelion. (I refuse to remove all of this Taraxacum officinale from my property — I use the leaves to make Clara’s Dandelion Salad.)
Note: In addition to its use as a weeding-tool, Hori Hori makes a fine mirror.
Wanna add a hori hori knife to your collection of garden tools? You can purchase one, just as I did, from Amazon.