Best hoe for weeding large garden with heavy soil?
I have a fairly large garden--about 50' x 75'. I weed all of it by hand, although I do mulch with straw quite a bit. I have a standard 5" hoe, and I'm wondering if I could be saving myself some work.
Our soil is fairly heavy, so when I see those collinear hoes or circular hoes, I wonder if they'll work. Any time I see videos demonstrating them, the soil is so nice and fluffy! Mine only looks fluffy right after tilling until the first hard rain. In fact, our soil often gets very crusted over after a hard rain and the cultivation is to allow water to penetrate as much as to remove weeds.