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.
These two ladies face off to see which has better command of her hori hori.
It is a lighthearted look at a serious digging tool.
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Sometimes your hori hori becomes such a part of you that you don’t even realize you have it with you. Read what happened to this Horticulturist and Landscape Designer when called upon to perform his civic duty.
Professional gardening crews consider the hori hori a “must have” tool. This article by David Grist of Gardener’s Supply offers suggestions for using your hori hori to cut back perennials for winter.