Concorde Hand hoes are used for a variety of gardening tasks, such as weeding, cultivating, and aerating the soil. They are also useful for harvesting crops that have shallow roots, such as carrots and radishes. Hand hoes are particularly useful for working in small, confined spaces where larger tools, such as shovels, are not practical. Hand hoes are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, depending on the job they are intended to perform. Some examples include the draw hoe, which is used to cultivate soil, the scuffle hoe, which is used to weed and slice through soil, and the Warren hoe, which is used to cut through roots and break up clods of soil.