|Hoe Test Plot|
Every gardeners needs a hoe test plot, a place to try out a new hoe or any hoe in their collection and see how well it works.
My hoe test plot just happens to be an area left open in the patio so I could plant something in it. However, I haven’t planted anything in it, so some weeds moved in, mostly thistle and thankfully not bindweed, making it a Hoe Test Plot.
This may not be the best location for a Hoe Test Plot, but it works for me, for now. All it needs is a sign that says “Hoe Test Plot – Do Not Weed” so that should anyone see this and think that I am a lazy gardener who can’t even be bothered to pull the weeds right outside the back door, they will realize right away that I have intentionally left this area in this condition so that I could test out a few hoes.
Next spring, I’ll probably move the Hoe Test Plot to another area of the garden and plant something here that is drought tolerant.