a garden tool with sturdy tines used for loosening and turning soil
You can use a spading fork to stir a compost pile.
Soon after frost has killed the leaves, carefully dig up the tubers with a spading fork.
She has a basket, and a spading fork, and she keeps a close eye on her four-footed partner.
A spading fork is a better tool than a shovel, with which to load broken stone from piles.
In such cases the spading fork and the hand cultivator are the ready and proper substitutes.
The typical tool for preparing the soil for root growth is a spade or spading fork (Fig. 49).
Dig up each plant with a spading fork or sharp shovel and leave it to wither in the July sun, its roots shaken free of earth.