With a weight of 3 kilos, the 2-prong "Fer de Terre" is ideally suited for working in areas that may be inaccessible such as structured plantation work, hedges, roses, and under trees for aerating the roots or between shrubs.Delivered with two handles
With a working width of 22 cm and weight of 3.6 kilos, the 3-prong "Fer de Terre" broadfork (of the Grelinette type) is ideally suited for small areas of 50 to 100 m2. It is particularly recommended for hoeing between rows after sowing or planting, or for structured plantation work, hedges, roses, and under trees.Delivered with two handles
With a working width of 33 cm and a weight of 4.1 kilos, the use of the 4-prong "Fer de Terre" broadfork (Grelinette type) is recommended for all medium to large spaces. It provides ideal working conditions for all kinds of terrain, even for fallow land. It is particularly recommended for heavy earth types.Delivered with two handles
With a working width of 44 cm and a weight of 4.4 kilos, the 5-prong "Fer de Terre" broadfork (Grelinette type) is suitable for large areas with a light soil. It is not recommended for heavy soil, but is recommended for loose groundDelivered with two handles
The Le Fer de Terre is an intelligent broadfork (Grelinette Type), enabling manual labour to be performed without turning and without particular exertion on the part of the gardener. Unlike ordinary forks, the Fer de Terre does not invariably turn over the soil, which is a long and arduous process and which is also harmful to the ecosystem, especially in spring.
With the "Fer de Terre" broadfork, you avoid wasting effort wielding a tool, by using a method that works the soil backwards.
While the main use of the Fer de Terre is for loosening the soil without turning it over (the work is done 10 times faster than by ordinary manual labour and is much less tiring), it can also be used in the following situations:
Digging up vegetables, especially potatoes
Channelling fertiliser to the roots of trees without damaging them (opening up numerous holes in which to introduce the fertiliser before re-closing the holes).
Planting leeks. Having stretched out your line, and created and watered your furrow, pierce the soil with the Fer de Terre to obtain 5 equally spaced holes. Then insert your plants and fill in with your feet.
Aerating the soil on lawns to allow in water and fertiliser.