Troy Bilt contacted me about a month ago and offered me a cordless, battery-powered cultivator for free if I'd a) review it, and b) give away another to some lucky reader of the blog.
Unfortunately for me, I already have Troy Bilt cultivator--a fairly new one, in fact, that I got for my birthday this summer. As tempting as free stuff is, and as much I like the cultivator I do have, I just couldn't justify having another. I explained this to the Troy Bilt rep, who said, "No worries! We'll give you something else to review! But you've still got to give away a brand-spanking new lithium ion battery cultivator to one of your readers."
My friends, there are no flies on me when it comes to seeing a bona fide opportunity when it presents itself.
So here's the deal: I'm getting this garden cart:
which I plan to use and review as part of a project involving the flower beds in our neighborhood parks (more on this in a future post), and one of you will get this cultivator shipped to you directly from Troy-Bilt:
You can read the details about it here.
This is a really good deal, y'all. I haven't used the battery version of the Troy Bilt cultivator, but I love my electric version. I put off getting one of these for years, thinking (erroneously, as it turned out) that there wasn't anything a cultivator could do that I couldn't do just as easily with a shovel or spading fork. Then Troy Bilt offered the battery version as a door prize at the Garden Blogger Fling that I attended in Asheville this past spring. And dang it! I found myself disappointed that I didn't win that thing.
So when Walu asked me what I wanted for my birthday, a cultivator seemed like as good a gift as any, figuring I'd use it to amend my flower beds this summer. Before I got a chance to do that, however, I got the idea to use it to put in some additional stones in a flagstone path, and a project that I figured would take me two or three days was accomplished in a couple of hours. If I had only known...
Don't be like me. Don't pass up this opportunity. All you have to do is leave me a comment on the blog telling me what you plan to do with the cultivator. It doesn't have to be anything special--I'm not going to pick out the "best" cultivator idea or anything like that. I just want to know how you'll use it because I'm a curious girl and would like to know something about you and your garden.
I'll take the comments until August 15, at which time I'll put all of your names in a hat and have my neighbor Julie pull one out.* I'll announce the winner on August 16th, and we can take it from there.
*Julie doesn't know this yet, but I'm sure she'll be game. I'd ask Walu, but since he's my paramour, that doesn't feel as impartial.