This is a wonderful tool for seeding. It cuts a perfect trough into the soil. I discovered this wonderful "Garden Tools of Maine" tool among several others when cleaning out the greenhouse. (I am not sure this company even exists anymore?) I had totally forgotten about it buried in a canvas bag. It is about 15-20 years old, yet in mint condition. I have some lovely garden tools. We have a wonderful shop in Sidney called Dig This. It has been around in three incarnations over the years. I bought my tools there from it's first. I have these wonderful hand tools and equally wonderful full sized shovels, forks etc. I am in, what I am sure is the worlds hardest clay. It is literally like concrete in the summer. You cannot push ANY tool into it more than about an inch. And that is after some serious chopping. I refused to use/abuse my beautiful tools in that fashion. So now, as I embark on the gardening journey, using raised beds and serious soil amendments...here they are. Lucky me!