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Hand Push Garden Cultivators and Plows | Reproduction Cultivators | Replacement Cultivator Handles

Updated on June 3, 2014
Wheel Hoe "Planet Junior" Reproduction Cultivator
Wheel Hoe "Planet Junior" Reproduction Cultivator
Double Wheel Hoe allows you to straddle new crops to cultivate on either side.
Double Wheel Hoe allows you to straddle new crops to cultivate on either side.
Right and Left Plow on a Double Wheel Hoe set to open a potato row.
Right and Left Plow on a Double Wheel Hoe set to open a potato row.
Harrow Disk attachment will fit either the single or double wheel cultivators.
Harrow Disk attachment will fit either the single or double wheel cultivators.
Rotary Cultivator
Rotary Cultivator
Flip and Go Garden Cultivator
Flip and Go Garden Cultivator
Flip and Go Plow
Flip and Go Plow
Flip and Go Cultivator Tines
Flip and Go Cultivator Tines
EZ-Till Cultivator
EZ-Till Cultivator
Replacement Cultivator Handles
Replacement Cultivator Handles
Universal Fit Cultivator Steam Bent Handles
Universal Fit Cultivator Steam Bent Handles

You can still purchase antique or new cultivators in many types and styles to fit your gardening preference.

If you grew up with a family garden or spent time during the summer with grandparents who raised large gardens you will probably have used a hand push garden cultivator.

As people are returning for various reasons to back yard gardening the garden cultivator is once again becoming popular. It uses no gas, it’s easy to use and takes the back ache out of using a garden hoe.

The garden was a family’s only source of fresh produce during the summer months. Vegetables would be harvested and preserved by canning or placed into an underground root cellar to use over the winter until the next planting season could begin.

Today people are seeking a return to home gardening, some are finding it relaxing and good exercise, while others are concerned about the safety of the store bought produce, and then there are those who are doing it because of the economic conditions.

The wheel cultivator became the mainstay of every homestead and virtually every homestead had a garden in order to survive.

You can still purchase antique or new cultivators in many types and styles to fit your gardening preference.

One of the more popular garden cultivators from 1910 to the 1950s was the Planet Junior cultivator.

The HOSS Wheel Hoe is a reproduction of the famous Planet Junior cultivator. It is an exact replica and made just like they were in the early 1900s.

Hoss has been very forward thinking and has produced a series of attachments to fit both the single and double wheeled hoes.

In fact Wheel Hoe Cultivators probably have the most available attachments ever made available for a push cultivator. They even make a garden seeder and a cute little harrow disk.

The unique tool bars on the Wheel Hoe Cultivators allow you to pair up plows and sweeps to hill or open rows for planting.

Another popular cultivator actually didn’t use a wheel but instead a rolling drum made of cutter blades to chop the weeds down and then followed by the cultivator tines. It was called the Rotary Cultivator and is still made and sold in the Amish communities.

As with all things people are always trying to figure out how to make them better or to save time. The typical wheeled cultivator came with attachments to plow or till the soil. They required a simple change from the plow or to the cultivator tines.

Generally during the planting season the gardener would use the plow blades to turn the soil or to make row furrows for planting. As the plants started to grow he would change over to the cultivator tines in order to weed between the rows.

As many discovered a productive garden consisted of replanting throughout the season. Such things as sweet corn could be planted in adjacent rows as one crop was starting to tassel. This way sweet corn could be grown from early spring into the hottest days of summer.

This necessitated the gardener to continuously change from the plow and cultivator attachment, so someone decided to make a dual purpose plow and cultivator that could be used on one side and flipped over to use the other attachment.

Cottage Craft Works calls this the Flip and Go Garden Cultivator, it is also Amish made.

As the Amish men began to work in their cottage based shops and area factories, the Amish women and children ended up with the task of growing the family garden.

The large wheeled garden cultivators where hard to push for shorter people, so one Amish gentleman began building and selling a smaller wheeled version using a hard rubber tire wheel.

The EZ-Till Garden Cultivator is also perfect for smaller garden plots.

You can purchase all these garden cultivators new at Cottage Craft Works .com.

If you have an antique cultivator and just need replacement wooden handles Cottage Craft Works .com has them for the Planet Junior or a standard steam bent replacement handle set.

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      Johan Smulders 

      6 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Lets get back to basics!

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