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Old 06-22-2019, 09:49 PM
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Yah, so I found out that a good quality Etool/spade is essential if harvesting this, or a conainer to dig with.. my cheap foldable spade just broke off at the pooint it connects to the tube. metal totally sheared. Definately will not be buying another one of them.

Wondering if anyone has suggestions on good spades or tool to harvest root edibles with?
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:52 AM
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Not sure how big you need.
There is a post about home depot(and others) having a Klien(?)duct knife that AC guys use,serrated on 1 side,blade on the other.
Not the same one,but a use a serrated"rambo" knife gardeing,digging out weeds,cutting roots etc. that might be handy ..
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Old 06-23-2019, 04:28 AM
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Would a dandelion root extractor work?

I have one and they are great for dandelion root pulling.
Just stab in into the ground next to the root and the sharp fork bites into the root.
Pry the handle back and the root pops out. I think if you had something like this, but twice as long, it might work great for what you need.

How big are these roots?

or just wander through a home depot and grab a shovel you like.
Do you have to carry the shovel far? Are weight and size and issue?

Maybe a mattock?

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Old 07-04-2019, 08:20 AM
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Try a Hori-Hori

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Old 07-04-2019, 09:19 AM
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I keep a WW2 ERA E tool in my truck.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:21 AM
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Another vote for the hori-hori knife.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:41 AM
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I use a Lesche digging tool.
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