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Kohnan Home Store in the middle of Kobe Harbor. 


This is my last and best chance to find pumpkin seeds. 


Alas, no pumpkin seeds, but among the garden tools and kitchen utensils we found 2 hori hori (digging knives) and bought both. 


Steamer cloths


Garden shoes


And more in season seeds


That should be enough for now. 

Oh yes, I could have bought a mochi pounding set (morter, hammer and stand) for a mere 30,000 yen. But to get it home….

After 10 days in the far north mountain hiking, doing maintainance at the old homestead and enjoying the Pajala market, I’m back home and microweeding in the garden again with my trusty hori hori. 



My new favorite garden tool is called a Hori Hori in Japanese (dig dig). I got it at the garden show in Seattle in February. 


It’s fabulous! It has a large stainless steel blade with sharp point and edges, one serrated. It even has a depth measure in inches. 

An easy thrust goes deep and gets a lot of weed root. It’s great for micro weeding on hands and knees – it acts as a hoe, but more quick and accurate, and even as a brush, lopping off tender weeds at the root. It is also good for digging, planting and can serve as a machete. 

I didn’t cut off one pumpkin plant, which I often do hoeing.

The garden is now as ready as it can be for me to be able to take a vacation to northern Sweden.