The Harvesting History Heirloom Daisy Grubber

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The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Daisy Grubber

This tool is actually quite old – probably first introduced by the British in the mid-to-late 1800s. It is the ideal weeding tool for extracting single taproot weeds – some of the most difficult weeds to be removed from a garden. The stamped, stainless steel, forked blade is bent to allow for maximum leverage in prying the taproot from the soil. The Burgon & Ball Daisy grubber has received Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Endorsement of Distinction for its exceptional functionality and material endurance.

The Daisy Grubber is constructed of a tempered stainless steel blade measuring 6.5 inches with a forked tip approximately 1.5 inches long. This stainless-steel head is anchored firmly in a 5.5 inch, hardwood handle.

The Harvesting History Heirloom Daisy Grubber

The Daisy Grubber is an old British gardening hand tool designed for a very specific function: removing single, large taprooted weeds especially from dense clay soils. The British have probably given the world more specific purpose gardening hand tools than any other culture. The Daisy Grubber is often called by a more functional name – The Taproot Weeder.

The tool is a rather unique looking device. The bend, known as a fulcrum, makes iteasier to remove stubborn roots with a gently downward push on the handle. As a result, there is less strain or torque on the wrist.

All weeders multiply the native capabilities of the human hand. There are three classes of weeders: those that chop or pull the roots through the soil like fingers shaped like a claw; those that mimic the edge of a hand for slicing off weeds, and those that function like hand’s ability to pinch grasping the weed roots and yanking them out of the ground. The Daisy Grubber belongs to the third class.

Remember, the weakness of most hand weeders lies in their metal heads. The maneuvering forces which allow the tools to remove weeds and their roots leads to bending, weakening and ultimately breaking. Because of this, the best hand tools are always constructed with a certain amount of spring built into their design. They can then give and rebound against obstacles. Such is the design of the Burgon & Ball Daisy Grubber.

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