Planet Jnr single wheel plough 1885-1941
This plough is a good example of the type of garden cultivator that was used in Australia during the first half of the 20th century. This sort of cultivator was only suitable for small farming plots because it had to be pushed by the user. It was used to stir the surface of the soil to disturb small weeds so that they would not grow. It was typically done after ploughing and before seeding the soil. They were also useful for keeping down the weeds between rows of growing crops. At the time, many households grew all their own vegetables in the back yard. Planet Jnr cultivators typically featured either single or double wheels and came with an assortment of blades and tynes to accommodate all types of soils and purposes.