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Dave Reviews the New CobraHead "Mini" Weeding Tool

By dave
July 12, 2017

We are quite excited about this new (and we think improved) version of the CobraHead weeding tool. In this video, Dave demonstrates the tool and gives his opinion. The raffle going on right now features this tool as one of the prizes!

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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Jul 14, 2017 10:47 PM CST
Toni said:
I would love to hear (read about) your tips and tricks on gardening with an older body Group hug :hurray:. I was one of those people that were never going to get old. My body was was going to perform perfectly for eternity. Boy eternity got here awfully quick!


I'll add that to my things-to-do list, which is already way too long .. Smiling I just don't think it belongs in this thread.

Did you know there is a thread in the Sandbox called "You Know You Are Old When...." ? There's a lot of humor and a lot of tips.

The thread "You Know You Are Old When...." in Sandbox forum

I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Jul 15, 2017 7:25 AM CST
I think I'm going to get a few of these... 2 for home and one for our Mid Atlantic Gardeners plant swap in September.

They're available at the Cobra Head site for $21.95, including shipping.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 16, 2017 10:12 AM CST
I got one of these a few yrs ago at a swap, the original size. I LOVE it!

I use it as much for planting as for weeding. I'm constantly propagating things, and I can use this tool to strike fairly deeply into the soil and pry an opening into which I can stick cuttings. The effort is much reduced from using a hand trowel, goes deeper, and disturbs the ground much less.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 16, 2017 12:53 PM CST
I totally agree!
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jul 16, 2017 6:44 PM CST
I love my CobraHead! Eyeballed it a lot before I bought it. Can't say enough good things about it! Would love to try the mini. Cross fingers!
Name: Beth Garver

bgarver
Jul 17, 2017 6:01 AM CST
Do you know if you can order these in bulk? I teach a gardening class in middle school and weeding is something that they need to do better. This tool seems like it would be so helpful.
Thanks,
Beth
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 17, 2017 7:31 AM CST

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You'd have to ask CobraHead about that, Beth.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2017 10:32 AM CST
My Cobraheads should arrive today ... just in time for me to do some weeding once it cools off later this afternoon! Hurray!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 17, 2017 7:33 PM CST
My package arrived today ... can't wait to get out in the morning and use them! Will report back some time tomorrow afternoon but I already know I'm going to love the cobrahead, especially the long handled one! I think my husband was surprised that I also got the "mini". He commented "To use this one, you'll have to be on your hands and knees." He knows that sometimes I get down and can't get back up without help so I'll only use that one only when he's home so I won't be stuck sitting in the yard all day. Rolling on the floor laughing The long handled cobrahead is really going to save my back! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 17, 2017 11:16 PM CST

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Dave's video review also motivated me to place an order, and I received my long-handled Cobrahead today. I didn't order the smaller one because I've bought lots of tickets in the current not-a-raffle raffle and I'm hoping to get the small one that way. Smiling If not, I'll have another chance next month.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 17, 2017 11:24 PM CST
I got mine today also!!!!!!
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2017 9:45 AM CST
I got mine yesterday and just left a recommendation at the Green Pages. My review and others can be viewed here: Cobrahead

~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: ilona
Lovell, Maine (Western ME near (Zone 5a)
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MissiveMaven
Jul 18, 2017 1:18 PM CST
...silly question from a newbie, but...

how does one enter the raffle?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 18, 2017 1:25 PM CST

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Go here for the raffle that is currently going on:

https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

That page shows you how to buy tickets.
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 18, 2017 1:55 PM CST
@MissiveMaven, I've sent you 10 Acorn 's so that you can purchase a couple of raffle tickets! Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Jul 18, 2017 6:39 PM CST
As I get older and take care of my garden all by myself this CobraHead tool seems to be just what I need. I'm getting one. Unless Dave would rather come to my yard and shoot that video over so he can show how to use the tool again. Or I'll just order one and weed myself.
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Jul 18, 2017 9:21 PM CST
Alright y'all, meaning @plantladylin and @zuzu. I want a full report on the long-handled cobras. You, too, @texaskitty111, if that's the one you got.

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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 18, 2017 9:30 PM CST
Yes, i got the long handle and short. Will try to find a few extra minutes tomorrow. Someone send some clouds so i dont fry!
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 19, 2017 9:05 AM CST
tx_flower_child said:Alright y'all, meaning @plantladylin and @zuzu. I want a full report on the long-handled cobras. You, too, @texaskitty111, if that's the one you got.


I love my new long handled 48" Cobrahead cultivator/weeder! (I haven't used the mini one yet.) You can read my review and others by clicking here: Cobrahead



~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Jul 19, 2017 12:06 PM CST
OK, here's my new toys;

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And this is my 15 minute project ( I'm sorry its so out of focus, I couldn't see the picture at all due to the blazing sun. But it gives you an idea of the 8'x8' area);




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This is after 15 minutes;



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Happy goats;



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Ok, my thoughts are that the long cobrahead works very well for pulling up most of the weeds. It does not pull them all up, but it loosens the soil so they can be pulled by hand. Something I could NOT do before even though my soil is mostly sand.

( ) right here I would put in a sweating gardener with a hoe emoticon........... if @dave wanted to make one.
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