The Ho-Mi is the standard hand tool for the Korean farmer and is incredibly versatile. It can be used for almost every job you do with your hands when growing including: Weeding, breaking up lumpy soil, mixing in compost or fertilisers , opening and covering over seed drills, transplanting bulbs and seedlings, thinning plants and so much more.
You can replace a whole range of hand tools with just the one Ho-Mi.
It is said that the Ho-Mi has been around for at least several centuries, and maybe even from as far back as the Bronze Age!
The Ho-Mi is the standard hand tool of the Korean village farmer and is so common there that one Korean writer says “To Koreans who live in the countryside, Ho-Mi are like air. That is to say, they have always been a ubiquitous presence around village homes, and in the hands of the people who typically work Korea's small-scale farms.”
More recently, the Ho-Mi has become popular in the UK and Europe; where it has been given alternative names such as ‘E-Z Digger’, ‘Ibis Hoe’ and ‘Korean Hand Plough’. It is also known to some as the ‘Kin-Shori’.