I’m constantly on the lookout for new and different ways of doing things in gardening. For one, it keeps things interesting, but also, if you garden as much as I do, having a few different ways of doing the same task can really help cut down on the risk of injury or repetitive strain on one body part. I’d heard good things about the Cobrahead from a number of folks online, so I was excited when Cobrahead offered me one to test out. They advertise it as a “steel fingernail” and an “extension of your hand”, and that’s actually pretty accurate for imagining what it’s best for and what it doesn’t shine at. If you’re the kind of gardener who tosses down your trowel in disgust and starts digging with your fingers, the Cobrahead might be for you. It’s best in beds with somewhat soft soil (like veggie beds) and smallish weeds, and in those circumstances, I actually prefer it to my long-beloved hori-hori! I simply annihilated the weeds in my veggie bed, and having finished in 5 minutes what should have taken 15, I was looking around for more places to use it! It’s also good for doing planting in veggie beds. It broke up the crust on my soil easily and made small planting holes and rows more quickly and easily then my hori-hori. The motion to use it just felt natural.