Simple process. Attach product to a drill, turn on and pull out when auger has gone as deep as possible. Easily reaches 6" - 10" into soil, but some owners have gone as deep as 18".
More difficult to use in hard, clay soil.
Faster and easier than using a trowel. Simply insert into dirt, twist and remove. Product holds dirt while you plant bulb, and then releases dirt to cover the bulb. Many owners say that the metal has never bent.
If you have hard and rocky soil, you'll have to exert more energy.
No need to bend over. Simply insert into ground, step on edge and twist. Pull up, then drop in bulbs or seeds. Earns bonus points for cushioned handle.
For optimal usage, you should moisten soil first.
Made with solid oak and stainless steel. Simply push into soil and drop in bulb. Leather loop makes this easy to hang.
Some owners say the handle eventually breaks off but can be easily repaired.
Not specifically a bulb planter, but an all-around garden tool with sharp edges that can be used to dig into tough soil to plant bulbs and seeds. Gardeners love that it also removes weeds, opens bags, cuts through roots and more. Cushioned handle.
You should also buy a safety sheath to store knife in.
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Planting bulbs can be a long and arduous task. A bulb planter helps you get the job done faster and easier. There are many different types to choose from, and your decision will be based on your preferred method of digging. The most basic manual bulb planters require you to get on your hands and knees to core out a hole in the dirt so you can drop the bulb in. The best ones have markings etched onto the blade so you can accurately measure the depth of the hole, plus they hold onto the dirt so you can later use it to cover the bulb. More elaborate designs allow you to stand while working. Alternatively, you can drill a hole in the dirt with an electric bulb planter.
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