This bulb planter has some similarities to a hand-held bulb planter but that's where the comparison ends. This tool is awesome! It is designed to be used from a standing position - the step on the side of the cylinder allows you to push it into the ground with ease. The cylinder is narrower at one end - a clever design feature that forces the plug of soil out of the cylinder so you don’t have to push it out with your hand.
This is a solid, well-built tool that makes bulb planting an enjoyable task, especially when planting in the 100s or 1000s. And far superior to crawling around on hands and knees with a flimsy hand-held bulb planter, a hori hori or trowel - all of which quickly take a toll on your wrists, and knees. Or endlessly digging out squares of turf.
It similar to the Great Dixter bulb planter - it has a shorter shaft and the cylinder design is different. This one makes perfect planting holes with a diameter of 5cm.
- width of head: 2.3" (6cm)
- length of head: 5.1" (13cm)
- total length: 35" (89cm)
- length of stem: 24" (63cm)