Grow Your Own Donuts

MB HANA offers US gardeners some of the best gardening hand tools crafted in Japan.

Watch as a Nisaku hori hori is used to plant and Garden Scissors are used to harvest donuts grown from seeds.

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Nisaku Hori Hori Handle Changes – Is Your Digging Knife Authentic?

Nisaku Hori Hori Handle - 3 Variations

The Nisaku No. 650 Hori Hori handle has gone through a couple of changes over the last year.

The original version was made from Tamo wood and had a strong grain pattern (top image).

In January 2015, the handle of these digging knives was changed to a finer grain wood (middle image).

In October 2015, Nisaku added their brand stamp to the handle (bottom image).

During 2015, hori hori knives became much more popular and factories in China and other countries started producing cheap copies. To make it easier for shoppers to distinguish the higher quality, authentic Japanese-made hori horis, Nisaku added their brand on the handle.

While the earlier models remain in inventory at and other stores, you may receive any one of these versions, when you purchase a Nisaku Hori Hori.

Celebrate – National Plant A Flower Day!

Hori Hori Garden Knife Planting Impatiens

March 12, 2016 is National Plant A Flower Day. It is a perfect excuse to break out your hori hori and get a head start on spring. Whether you decide to plant flowers that will attract bees, birds, butterflies or flowers for your own pleasure, get a little dirty and join in the celebration!

If it is still too cold in your area to plant outside, you can go ahead and start some seeds indoors. Before you know it, they will be ready to transplant when the weather cooperates.

Be sure to take a look at MB HANA's standard hori hori garden knife with a custom leather sheath. This traditional digging tools will make your spring planting a breeze.

Rob Proctor Recommends Hori Hori For Weeding

Rob Proctor of KUSA Channel 9 News in Colorado talks about weeding and feeding your plants. In this video he recommends his favorite tool for weeding - a hori hori!

Rob says low tech weeding is the best. Avoid using salt and some of the potions you may have read about on social media. He also has some tips on what to feed your plant at this time of year - early July.

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How To Harvest Fresh Food Without Gardening

hori hori knife foraging
In Baltimore Magazine’s article “Field Trip, Local foragers go into the woods” Jane Marion shares the experiences of several foragers involved in the “forest-to-table” trend. I loved this line in the article, “she takes a hori-hori knife out of her trunk to cut some samples.”

Most of us love the hori hori as a gardening tool, but using it for foraging is more like its original use in ancient Japan to dig wild plants.

Whether you find wild mushrooms, nuts, berries, or greens (some might call them weeds) these volunteer plants make an interesting addition to cultivated produce.

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Weeds don’t have a prayer

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10 Reasons To Love Your Hori Hori

Most gardeners and landscapers agree that their multi-purpose
hori hori knife is their favorite hand tool.
This article from the Outlaw Garden shares 10 things you can do
with your hori hori that will make this soil knife your “must have” tool.

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