Turnips were hand-hoed and extensively employed in feeding sheep and cattle.
This was not the light in which I hoed them.
These are prepared by cutting down and burning the jungle, which is afterwards hoed, lined and staked in parallel rows running both ways.
Apart, the ground being made as level and firm as possible, and the plants should be regularly thinned, hoed and kept free from weeds.
- Asparagus, rhubarb, spinach, &c., should be uncovered, and the beds hoed or dug lightly.
The hay or leaf mulching on the strawberry beds should be removed and the ground deeply hoed (if not removed in April in the more forward places), after which it may be placed on again to keep the fruit clean and the ground from drying.
Three years may be said to be spent in the process, one year warping, one year drying and consolidating, and one year growing the first crop, which is generally seed-hoed in by hand, as the mud at this time is too soft to admit of horse labour.
After sowing, the land is harrowed, and the young plants are hoed and weeded, chiefly by women and children, from early spring until the time of flowering.
I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans.
The young crop was hoed, reaping was performed with a sickle, and a high stubble left on the ground as manure.
Flower-beds should be kept well hoed and raked, to prevent the growth of weeds next month.
Keep sweet potatoes hoed to prevent the vines rooting at the joints.