The Cobra Head precision weeder and cultivator is one snake you won’t mind finding in your garden. But this small (33 centimetres long) hand tool is so versatile, chances are you won’t leave it lying around very long.
The blade easily cuts through soil, enabling you to—among other tasks—weed, dig, dethatch and transplant. The handle, which is suitable for both right- and left-handed users, is made of plastic mixed with about 20 per cent kenaf (Hibiscus cannabanus, a plant related to cotton and okra) for added strength; but production of a totally environmentally friendly handle is currently underway, using 100 per cent recycled plastic and certified earth-friendly wood fibre as the strengthening agent. US$24.95.