Our blog was launched to help us sell our CobraHead garden tool products. The Internet may prove to be the ideal tool for small businesses to let the world know they are out there without having to spend millions of dollars in advertising like the big corporations do. We are a really tiny entity, but with a website, a blog, an e-newsletter, and e-mail, we hope to reach lots of people.
We recently sent out our first e-newsletter, which only went to our list of previous online customers. We told our readers that if they had a good use for our CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator, one that we could use on our blog, we’d send them a free tool.
Our first reply was from Ruth Bauer of Hendersonville, North Carolina who sent us this:
“In addition to using it as my favorite weeding tool, I find the CobraHead invaluable for planting rows for seeds, and for planting smaller bulbs like chianodoxa, hyacinthoides, small allium, etc. CobraHead scoops out a great little divot to use for planting these small bulbs.”
Hooray for Ruth, she’s getting a free CobraHead!
Like Ruth, I do most of my planting with the small CobraHead. I never use a dibble anymore, and I almost never use a trowel. I find the CobraHead does the work of both. It’s also great for setting small transplants that come out of cell packs from the nursery or farmer’s market. I just pop out the root clump, pull some soil back with the CobraHead, insert the plant into the hole and use the CobraHead to tamp the soil and make sure the plant is sitting up straight.
Just about all my vegetable seeding and transplanting is done with the CobraHead. I even use it to plant potatoes and sweet potatoes. Starting with a totally worked up soft bed, I just pull the soil back with my hands and the CobraHead, drop in the tuber and push the soil back up.
I even planted a CobraHead once. The picture shows a CobraHead accidentally lost in the sweet potatoes in May and found when I was harvesting in October. It got a little rusty, but cleaned up just fine.
While the small CobraHead is great for drawing a furow, now that I have the CobraHead Long Handle, I find it easier to make furrows standing up with the long handled tool. I use a board to define the straight line and draw the furrow along the edge of the board. The older I get, the less I want to get down on my hands and knees. As they say, it’s not the getting down that’s so hard, it’s the standing back up.