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!