Garden Giveaway: The DeWit Potting Scoop

by Jenny Peterson on February 7, 2013

in Tools

I’ve decided to host a monthly giveaway here at JPGD, and I’m very excited about my first one, the Potting Scoop by DeWit Tools (also affectionately known as the “Shawna Trowel” by friends)! My dear friend and garden buddy Shawna Coronado took a trip to the Netherlands last year and visited DeWit Tools where she forged her own garden trowel:

Shawna Scoop

Check it out: it has a rounded scoop so soil won’t fall out (I hate that), a notched edge for cutting open soil bags (brilliant) and a sharpened bottom edge to cut through roots or anything else you want to cut through. DeWit Tools and Shawna generously sent me two trowels — one to try out for myself and one to give away to someone super lucky! I used this tool the very same day I got it, and I really do love it. It’s a really sturdy tool (the craftsmanship is beyond excellent) and the features are genuinely useful. And I’m a hard nut to crack with garden tools, being a landscaper and all. The Hunky Foreman/Fiance even loved it because it was hefty and felt good in his hands.

So, you know you want one of these babies, and I’m here to help. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post — the giveaway will run until Monday, February 18, 12:00 midnight CST. The next day, I’ll choose a winner randomly from the comments — but, please, please, please remember to leave your contact info when leaving your comment. I can’t tell you how many times someone won something from my blog and I couldn’t find them to tell them!

Good luck, and thank you to Shawna and DeWit Tools for providing this trowel — I love mine and I know you will love yours! And, if you don’t win, you can get your own here.

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Marsha McHenry February 7, 2013 at 9:06 pm

This looks so easy to use. I plant tons of plants per year and this would be a dream to use. Does drinking wine help with this like it does watering your plants? Just kidding. I love my garden and working in it daily!

Ann Shade February 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Seems most trowels have a point, but this is literally a ‘knife’ on the bottom. Like the ‘pot-hugging curve’. The way the handle is attached makes it stable when it is set down or maybe even stood on the knife edge.

Heather M. Claus February 8, 2013 at 5:25 am

I’m just getting started gardening, and can already see the use for this. Brilliant!

Linda lloyd February 8, 2013 at 7:47 am

Oh! I am Lusting after this trowel! Ok, perhaps lusting is a bit strong but, I’d sure like it! :-))

Danielle Lefemine February 8, 2013 at 8:00 am

Ahhhhhhh……this DeWit Potting Scoop would be very handy for my Spring prep and beyond. I sure do hope this is my lucky day!

Jane February 8, 2013 at 8:11 am

Love the added bag slicing feature! That’s using your noggin for sure!

george horlander February 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

What a.n awesome-looking tool! I would plant with it, too….even though it probably isn’t designed for that.

Patricia Lambert February 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

Oh I gotta have it, looks like a good grip handler, enough dirt to shovel, and cut the weeds/old roots in the ground at the same time before planting sounds like a great tool you invented, Shawna! Give it to me :) xx Patricia

Dottie Simmons February 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

An avid gardener who is not getting any younger, I am always looking for tools that might make it easier to get my work done. I don’t intend to ever give up playing in the dirt!
I like the looks of this & the bag opening addition. Early gardeners never had to contend with plastic bags of soil so, no surprise no one had a tool specifically to aid in that! I sometimes have trouble even with a pocketknife getting the blasted bags open… And, a trowel that cuts through roots? That would be a huge help indeed.

solducky February 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

That is one serious looking trowel! How neat.

Barbara Harvey February 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love the bag slicing feature.

T. Manning Statzer February 9, 2013 at 8:35 am

This is something I would love some members of my staff to try to see if some of the Nursery staff and Three Milwaukee districts would like to purchase for planting boulevards.

Gayle February 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

That looks like the awesomest garden tool ever! Hopefully I’ll be the one to win it … :)

Karen Husted February 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

I’m getting itchy for gardening! Love this!

Kristin February 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

You can’t garden without a trowel. This one looks fabulous!

Barb Gutermuth February 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

i would to have this garden tool!! starting my own floor beds this spring as we are closing on our first house in mid march. very excited!! you can contact me at!! hope i win :)

Kathleen Mayberry February 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Spring is the Thing
I Long for Today
Growing & Potting
I Miss it I Say

Kathleen Mayberry February 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm
Patricia Spaulding February 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I love the design..

Sue Givens February 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

This is one of the neatest trowels I have ever seen. I have used plenty in my many years of gardening. This trowel looks to be so heavy duty and multi-purposeful. I can just see this along side my heirloom tomato plants, I just ordered. Love to have it. Thank you for your consideration.

Mary February 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Pretty savy lil tool. I love it.

Jeanne February 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

I would like that for my greenhouse

Julie February 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Debbie McMurry February 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Looks like a great designed scoop. My favorite garden tool in my garden that I cannot live without!

Marci February 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I will be potting up and transplanting nearly 7,000 plants this spring. This would be beyond handy. And you have to love those Dutchies for making such fantastic tools.

Jeannie (Geno's Garden) Hanson February 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

looks like something we all need … anyone who’s ever opened a bag of potting soil or scooped out soil (which is all of us) will want to own their own. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ann's Green Garden February 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I absolutely love the bag opener idea! I could not tell you how many times I have tried to use some kind of tool, even a hoe, to open a bag of soil! LOL!!!

Antoinette Peters February 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm

WE teach a seed starting clinic every Spring and my older participants
Could surely use your new tool. Good Luck All.

Sara S February 18, 2013 at 7:39 pm

This would be a fantastic tool to own! Thanks making me aware of it.

amy rene March 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

This looks like one handy tool- several all in one!

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