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Weeding is probably not a funny matter but it is often a rewarding one. Seeing all those nutrient-sapping and water-sucking greens crowding around your precious veg, choking the life out of them, is depressing. On the other hand, a weeded bed, with surrounding soil looking loose, airy and uniformly black brings a real sense of satisfaction and a feeling that all is well with the world. Hence the hoe - one of gardening’s great inventions.

Apparently, hoes have been found depicted on cave paintings dating back to 5000 years BC. Before the use of metal in the 14th century, hoes had heads made of stone or animal horns and were used for weeding and making furrows. Today, hoes are a much more sophisticated affair, with quite a range of different models available to purchase. Once the Dutch hoe was king, but not any more.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine! In this issue: HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY TREE ✪ Nurseryman David Patch extols the virtues of this beautiful tree fruit FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON ✪ Biodynamic gardener Julie Moore investigates the true cost of our demand for seasonal food YOMPING YAMS ✪ Yams are a mainstay in hotter climes, but Sally Cunningham reveals one that can thrive in the chilly UK And much more!