Garden Tools - Dibbler/Bulb Planter
Designed to easily create holes for planting.
The Dibbler/Bulb Planter is useful for creating holes and furrows for planting. Solids stainless steel construction with ash wood handles and leather hang strap is balanced to reduce the effort and stress of planting. The Dibbler/Bulb Planter is part of a line of high-quality, long-lasting tools.
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Garden Tools - Dibbler/Bulb Planter is rated out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gardener78 from A must for laying out a bulb garden I have used one of these for several years, and yes, I think the handle may have come off during the first use but I glued it back on and have had no problems. I am a professional gardener and this is what I use to plant bulbs. This is not a replacement for a trowel, shovel, or a tiller. It is a dibbler and works best in a properly prepared 'flower bed'. Used correctly it will last forever, or close to it. Happy Gardening.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by aspinallar from Works great I bought this for fall daffodil planting. Worked great. The handle is glued and nailed in place The metal point is nailed in two places. Two months later, no rust. Neither came loose. I planted 300 (!) bulbs without a hitch . Once you get in the swing, you can plant a bulb in 20 seconds.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by BGarfield from Used tool I would have liked to receive a new dibbler but this was an return.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by LenK from Dibbler Falls Apart After 3 Holes in Soft Soil. First time I used, the T-handle fell off after planting 3 garlic cloves. The shaft did work nicely but I would expect the tool to remain intact after making only 3 holes. The metal sheath is attached to the wood shaft by a pin. Needles to say, the metal sheath is loose on the wood shaft. Overall, would give the tool "0" stars if possible, but system requires at least 1 star. Given durability of tool, "1" star is too high of rating. The dibble is not a quality product and not what I expected to receive from Burpee..
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by TTM1 from Dibbler for Garlic Planting I coveted this tool ever since discovering garlic seed a couple of years ago. I tried using a spade, shovel and eventually a cheap hand weed hoe. All worked fine, but required extra time and effort. This tool works perfectly. It is true, as prior reviewers say, that the handle is loose, and is not glued on to stay. I immediately knew to push down on the handle, and pull up on the shaft. It makes the perfect hole for garlic at the perfect depth, and is much easier and quicker than any other tool. My local garden supply store has the same style of tool, and perhaps better crafted as being solid metal, but this one does the same work at a third of the price. For garlic planting, this is the tool.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by JLReiss from Looks High Quality But.... I've only had this 1 month and used it just a few times and the T handle has already come off. It is just glued on. Looks like the glue was applied over the varnish so it never had a chance to soak into the wood. I will find a way to fix it. Just beware if you decide to order one. The handle can't take much force.
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by SeniorGardening from Fixing the dibble On the strength of Chelsea Fields’ use of the Dibbler/ Bulb planter in her Burpee video about how to plant garlic, I ordered one. Sadly, the handle on my dibble pulled off the shaft after making only a few holes in the ground while planting garlic. The metal cover on my dibble was also poorly riveted in place. Fixing the dibble required a bit of light sanding at the tip of the shaft to remove the varnish covering and re-gluing the handle onto the shaft with a quality carpenters’ wood glue. A few smacks with a hammer tightened the rivet on the metal cover. I'd also found that adding inch graduations on the shaft of the dibble helped remind me just how deep I was making my dibbles. I used a ruler and a permanent Sharpie marker to add one inch marks to help me get my garlic in deep enough. This dibble, once repaired, does a good job for regular garlic, making planting go much quicker than if using a standard garden trowel. It isn’t much good for large elephant garlic cloves, however, as even with a bit of reaming, it doesn’t make a wide enough hole. A trowel proves to be a better tool for that job.
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by chihuahuaman12 from Easy to Use I purchased this dibbler and it helped me a lot! I could now plant onions, potatoes, bulbs and other larger seeds. Now I don't have to dig with a shovel and make a perfect whole and unearth any insects. It has a nice wooden handle and neck with a shiny, stainless steel hole maker and a handy leather handle for a hook. Very pleased!;)
Date published: 2012-11-25