A warren hoe is used to create furrows of uniform depth suitable for the sowing of seed in the garden. They are manufactured in both short and long handled varieties.
The head of this hoe is triangular or V-shaped. By using a pulling motion with downward force, the triangular shape of the head will furrow the soil in a row. The excavated soil will hill on both sides of the furrow. The depth of the furrow is controlled by the amount of downward force applied to the tool.
Creating the furrow will also remove some weeds from the furrow, although thick or heavily matted roots will make the furrowing difficult. The warren hoe is most efficiently used once primary cultivation of the soil has been performed.
After depositing seed in the furrow, an edge of the blade can be then used to cover the seed with the hilled soil on either or both sides of the furrow to finish the row.