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Monday, August 17, 2009

Win A Cobrahead!

It was a happy Christmas in 2007 when Santa, well actually my niece, gave me a short-handled Cobrahead. I had given my family subtle hints that this is what I wanted for Christmas, mostly in the form of emails with a gift list that included just the Cobrahead and a link to the site to purchase it.

My family is good at getting these kinds of hints and figuring out what they mean. So my niece, who had drawn my name in the Top Secret Family Gift Exchange, had no real choice but to buy it for me.

Then when spring finally arrived in 2008, I took my new Cobrahead outside, like a kid with a new bike who has waited an eternity for the snow to melt, and dug up my first weed with it. Right then I wondered how I had gardened successfully for all those years without it.

It is now one of the main tools I use when I embrace weeding.

Since then, I have continued to use my short-handled Cobrahead to banish all kinds of weeds and over-grown perennial seedlings from my garden. I’ve used it make furrows to plant bean seeds and to dig out dandelions in the lawn.

When you see the Cobrahead, its pretty easy to see how it works.

Look how it took out this purslane in my garden!

Look how cleanly it pulled out that perennial seedling from the path in the garden, roots and all!

I’ve always said gardening is more fun with good tools, and the Cobrahead is a very good tool.

If you've been to a Spring Fling you know that the Cobrahead family members are real gardeners who have generously supported garden bloggers from the beginning with opportunities to win Cobrahead tools at the last two Spring Flings.

And their generosity continues!

One lucky gardener is going to win a short-handled Cobrahead this Friday. Maybe it will be you? To enter this drawing, leave your name and blog link in the Mr. Linky widget below and then comment on why you want a Cobrahead. Then on Friday at 5:00 PM EDT, I’ll pick a random number to chose the winner.

If you don’t have a blog to link to, you can put your name in Mr. Linky with a link to www.cobrahead.com and then put your contact info in your comment or send an email to me at Indygardener at gmail dot com with your contact info so I can reach you if you are the lucky winner. One entry per person, please.

Yes, this drawing is open to everyone.

Many thanks to the great people at Cobrahead for sponsoring this give-away!

Updated 08/21 5:00 PM - Times up! Winner will be chosen from the 60 listed below! Stay tuned!

52 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

do i get extra points for getting here first?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I don't need to win one, as I have one. It works really well to get the weeds out of the gravel too. I cleared the whole gravel area on the side of my house in two days with it. (No, I'm not slow, there really were that many weeds.)

Diane said...

I want a Cobrahead because I was so envious of Shawna's at Spring Fling! Also, I have weeds.

Geno's Garden said...

I, too, love tools, and since I'm a garden coach, I feel I should be familiar with the best ones to recommend! So...I'm just entering for the folks...no personal gain, no sir ;-)

Caroline said...

Why I need a Cobrahead: bermuda, purslane, nutsedge, henbit, bindweed, dichondra, filaree...help!

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

I actually bought a Cobrahead after seeing them at Spring Fling. But my daughter, who is a new gardener, would get one for Christmas if I won one!

Thanks to Cobrahead for sponsoring the giveaway!

Kerri said...

I'd like to win it for my husband so he'll have one of his own, and then he won't need to borrow mine :)

Christopher C. NC said...

I can't truly be considered a professional gardener without a Cobrahead. I pull weeds everywhere I go. It's a habit. Since I smashed my thumb with the hammer and the nail is half gone for a spell, it makes weeding a bit more problematic. I need a Cobrahead until my thumb nail returns, by then I may never hand weed again.

Teresa~Gardening with Soule said...

I also love my cobrahead. I use that the most of all my tools. It does everything. I hope your lucky winner enjoys theirs.

stephy said...

Yeah! This might get me to really weed aggressively!

Sunita said...

Oh! For one scary, chilling moment there I thought you were talking about the real live thing! You want cobras, my garden is the best place to get one ... just make sure you come and get it because I'm not going anywhere near it! ;D

Anne (in Reno) said...

ooOOOOooo... I would love that for my burgeoning vegetable garden! Or the purslane that would love to take over my front yard!

Leslie said...

I'll just say...bermuda. Lots.

Ewa said...

It really seems to be very useful tool. I can't buy it here.
Also it would be fun to have a new, useful tool from May Dreams Garden :)
Greetings,

Miss Nessa said...

I haven't tried one of these, so it sure would be fun to! Thanks :)

Nessa

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I don't need another one. My dear BIL bought me one for my birthday after seeing them at the SF and I was saying how I thought it would be useful. I was right it is very useful.

Crafty Gardener said...

I want to have a cobrahead because all the best gardeners have them and I want to be part of that group.

jennahsgarden said...

I'll join in the lamenters with Bermuda grass. Crab grass is at least easy to pull, but not this stuff.

Darla said...

I need the cobra head because my daugher broke my favorite small shovel that I used for all gardening chores...need to expand my tools.....

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

What a generous offer from Cobra Head. I can attest that they make wonderful tools. I have my own short handled one, and I love it for removing Bermuda grass and other pesky deep-rooted weeds. Someone is going to be very happy.~~Dee

Earth Girl said...

I need a Cobrahead because as my body ages, neither my desire to garden nor the weeds wane. Therefore, I need the best tools available to feed my addiction.

Dave@The Home Garden said...

That would be the perfect tool to weed between the vegetables in the raised bed garden!

Zindagi said...

long back i read about it in a horticulture magazine on net and eversince i just wanted to have it. I searched and searched for it here in India but it is not available here yet. But its really good and must have tool. Wish i could get it

Marcia said...

I've never even heard of a cobra head, but once I read your description I knew it was the tool for me. Love to use it in my perennial garden and my soon to be expanded vegetable garden. Pick me please!

cat said...

oh the help i need with weeds! this would be a great tool for us out here..:) thanks!

KayGee said...

As my blog indicates, I'm in the weeds. This summer is no different. No matter how much I work at it, there are still weeds to conquer!

MotherMe (Garden Hack) said...

I never heard of a Cobrahead before today. Now I can see how people get motivated to pull weeds. I'd sure pull weeds if I had a Cobrahead to do it with.

Ginger said...

We have areas of super hard clay, compacted soil - this would hopefully help with weeding those areas! I also love the idea of using it to make holes for planting beans.

Casey said...

I want a Cobrahead because... I have an issue with weeds. My hands hurt from trying to get them out. In short... I need help!

the inadvertent farmer said...

If it helps with weeds it will be a blessing...does it do windows too??? Kim

Katxena said...

I'd like to win one of these because I'm intrigued. I've been eyeing them for a while, but I can't quite bring myself to believe they work as well as everyone says. That one little blade? really?

nancybond said...

It looks like a handy-dandy tool!

donna said...

I'm a weeding fanatic and the short-handled Cobrahead sounds like a dream tool. And.....my family is not nearly as perceptive as yours when it comes to gift hints.

Vickie said...

I really want to win this! I would love to embrace the weeding, too.
= D

I will have one somehow. It's right up there with a Wii for a Christmas present.

Msrobin said...

That looks like a fun tool to have, I think I need one! You had me when you said you used it to plant bean seeds. Good idea!

annalea said...

i am still such a novice that i do not own a single hoe - can you believe it? my poor little hands could use some help.

beckie said...

Carol, the cobra head family are very generous-and sooo nice. You do make shopping for you easy. :)

Why do I want one? Weeds!

rambleonrose said...

I need a Cobrahead because, like everyone else, I have a terrible weed problem! Plus with the remnant lava rocks in my back yard, I am in desperate need of something tough!

Garden Lily said...

I often pull weeds with my gloved (sometimes bare) hands. Occasionally the garden trowel assists with the tap rooted ones. But I'd love to try a "real" weeding tool, and find out what I've been missing. I certainly have no shortage of weeds to tackle with it.

Les said...

I would like the Cobrahead because I am all about free stuff and gardening with a real cobra is uncomfortable and not that effective.

Marie said...

I can't believe I don't have a Cobrahead! I think I reeeeely need one. Sounds great.

healingmagichands said...

I have a cobra head weeder and it is the GREATEST tool I have ever bought on an impulse. I want another one so that I can have one that permanently resides in the vegetable garden because I am constantly wandering around looking for the one I have. Also, it would be great to have a second one for when we are planting out onion plants or garlic, because we work from opposite sides of the garden bed to do this and Jim needs a cobra head of his very own to make his half of the task easier.

Muum said...

looks like a winner, I hope I get picked! I am at joycerrvt@yahoo.com

thanks!

Anonymous said...

I need the Cobrahead so I can stay ahead of my husband who rids weeds with a spray and I hate sprays. Please pick me and save my back.
Susie

CommonWeeder said...

I do a lot of work on my hands and knees and have been wanting a more appropriate tool than my Korean Hoe which I love - in the spring. I've certainly got summer and fall weeds.

Entangled said...

I need a Cobrahead because I've tried everything else. My current favorite is a thing with a curved serrated blade (like a mini-scythe), but I'm fickle.

Sylvana said...

I am always looking for efficient tools for the garden. I haven't seen these in the stores, but it looks awfully fabulous at getting into tight spots, and I have lots of those. And if you haven't see my garden as of late -- I need to weed!!!

Susan said...

I haven't tried one of these, it sure looks like it would be a very useful tool and a little fun too! Thanks :)

Marguerite said...

Thanks for making it possible for us blog readers who are not blog writers to enter your giveaway. I subscribe to your blog in feed reader and enjoy reading about your gardening experiences.

Lancashire rose said...

This looks like a tool that would work well in the gravel.

Vickie said...

And I'll post my email here, too.

VWinship at aol dot com

Frassasas said...

Are you guys really gardeners?! Why would you pull up your purslane? Everything above the soil is totally edible, tasty, and nutritious! It's also a nice living mulch. Next, you'll be talking about your efforts to remove oxalis from your garden beds! But seriosuly, since yall are gardeners and not lawn enthusiasts, I'm disappointed that you fall into the trappings of labeling something a weed that has so many benefits for both you and your garden. I just noticed some growing in my yard and was delighted. So much so that I immediately grabbed a bag and proceeded to tediously collect seeds so that I can purposely cultivate it.