Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Bulbs
No-Bend Bulb Planter
by Charlie Nardozzi
Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into the ground, then lift to remove the soil to create a planting hole. The long handle enables you to dig the hole without bending over. However, to refill the hole with soil after planting, you have to stoop down to remove the dug soil from the planter.
But stoop no more. A new tool eliminates the need to bend down to remove the soil. The Soil-Replacing Bulb Planter has a plunger that enables you to replace the soil without stooping. After planting a bulb, you simply push the plunger to release the dug soil, and tamp down the area with your foot.
For more information on the Soil-Replacing Bulb Planter, go to: Lee Valley Tools.