Bulb planting tools

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 09:33:22 PDT
When I'm planting small bulbs in turf, I use a small, sharp-pointed 
trowel sold for use in geology. It's very strong stainless steel and has 
a usefully bright red handle. I got several of these in different sizes 
from a shop catering to mining prospectors, and they've lasted for at 
least 20 years. I just lift a bit of sod with the tool and set the bulb 
or corm onto the soil below, then pat the sod back over it. Minimal 
disturbance, which is helpful because if a squirrel sees evidence of 
digging, it will dig there and get your crocuses.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon


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