A Scuffle Hoe?

It always amazes me how there are so many thousands of exceptionally specific tools for various jobs. In fact, there’s a whole subreddit dedicated to this.

Some great examples are the stubby nail eater, the spud wrench, or the pedestal sink slip joint wrench. And this weekend, I discovered a new one for the garden: the scuffle hoe.

Apparently it’s specifically designed to rake weeds and small plants from loose soil and graveled paths: it’s sharp edge cuts/pulls the weeds out, but the large hole allows the loose rocks to simply sift through it. It’s actually become incredibly useful in our own garden, and is really simple to use.

Cilantro Always Dies

I have never been able to keep potted cilantro alive. I don’t have the greenest thumb in the world, but surely I can’t be the only one who kills their cilantro without fail. My wife bought a potted cilantro plant the other day and it’s already basically dead without even cutting any of it off to eat. I watered it and everything!

Is cilantro just like, really hard to keep alive? Does it have suicidal tendencies? Perhaps it sacrifices itself for the greater growth of its fellow thyme and mint.

The basil is in just as poor a condition, to be honest.

Hats off to cilantro farmers – you have a difficult job.