He rawe ngā kō pakari, ngā kō koi hei kerikeri i te māra kūmara. Ko ētahi o ngā kō ka tae ki te 3 mita te roa — e rua rawa whakaroatanga atu i a koe! Mā tō waewae e pana ki te hamaruru (pae mō te waewae) i raro rawa.
He rawe tēnei mea te ketu hei wāwāhi i ngā oneone huri noa i te kūmara, hei hauhake.
He rawe hoki te timo, he mea tārei ki ngā peka rākau, hei wāwāhi i te oneone mārō.
Strong, sharp kō were great for digging kūmara beds. Kō could be up to 3 metres long — twice as tall as you! Just push with your foot on the bar near the base.
Ketu were good for loosening soil around kūmara, and digging them out.
These are timo, shaped from tree branches, were perfect for breaking up the soil.
8. He kūmara pea tēnei?
Āe, i ngā rā o mua he iti te kūmara, he whāiti hoki — kāore i pēnei me ngā kūmara mōmona, kūmara nui hoki e kainga nei e tātou i ēnei rā. Ko te ingoa o tēnei momo he taputini.
Could this be kūmara?
Āe, kūmara in Aotearoa were once small and skinny — not like the fatter, rounder types we eat today. This variety's called taputini.