Bulb planting tools

Jan Jeddeloh janjeddeloh@gmail.com
Fri, 07 Jun 2019 19:53:53 PDT
I have a Power Planter bulb auger https://powerplanter.com/ <https://powerplanter.com/> .  This puppy is a serious digger.  My soil is heavy clay and my auger just churns thru it.  Not cheap but totally worth the money.

Jan

> On Jun 7, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Arnold Trachtenberg via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
> 
> Hi David:
> I've used one of these to plant 1000's of  Narcissus.
> It can work well in light soil, but with roots and rocks it's a tough go.
> If the auger catches you can spin around like a top and  the auger stay put.
> New way to get tennis elbow as well.
> 
> Arnold
> 
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> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Pilling <david@davidpilling.com>
> To: pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 8:26 pm
> Subject: [pbs] Bulb planting tools
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I always "dib" bulbs in for mass planting in Autumn - my "dibber" being 
> a sawn off fork handle with a sharpened point. Last year I'd hurt my arm 
> and used a foot powered dibber - a long piece of wood with a cross bar 
> for ones foot.
> 
> Anyway, I was sent this advertising link this week:
> 
> https://cesdeals.com/product/…
> 
> The idea is one uses an electric hand drill and this bit to make holes 
> for the bulbs.
> 
> Seems unlikely to me.
> 
> Short URL:
> 
> http://tiny.cc/rpuy7y/
> 
> 
> -- 
> David Pilling
> http://www.davidpilling.com/
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