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Post  Megan 10/2/2010, 8:09 pm

Sorry, I just had to share this. All we need to do something like this in a SFG is our fingers! Very Happy

http://beekman1802.com/general/a-homemade-dibble.html
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Post  camprn 10/2/2010, 8:11 pm

Yup, that works well!
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Post  Megan 10/2/2010, 8:12 pm

Apparently some people think you need to spend $41 plus tax s&h to poke a hole in the soil. Look at this!

http://www.amazon.com/A-M-Leonard-Planting-Dibble/dp/B0007LL4RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1286064698&sr=1-1
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Post  camprn 10/2/2010, 8:22 pm

I use a stick, but I bet if i had clay like dirt I would want one of those traditional dibble
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Post  quiltbea 10/2/2010, 8:27 pm

I keep an old wooden spoon in my tool tray and sometimes I use the tip of the handle to make an indent, but most of the time I forget and use my fingers.

I use the spoon itself to stir up my compost tea.
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Post  LaFee 10/3/2010, 2:05 am

That's really cool, and well-made, and all....but that's a mind-blowing amount of work for something you're going to carry out to the garden, plunk down on the soil a time or two, and then put it away until next year!

I can see a set now - 1 x1 board with 1/square, 2/square, all the way up to 16/square for all the variations of different things you grow.

On second thought I think I'll just use my finger.

(I do have a dibble, for bulbs in my traditional beds, but it was a gift!)
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Post  Megan 10/3/2010, 3:00 am

LaFee wrote:(I do have a dibble, for bulbs in my traditional beds, but it was a gift!)

Does that mean you dabble with dibbles? Laughing
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Post  LaFee 10/3/2010, 3:28 am

If your hobby is growing specialty tulips that have twice the number of petals, is it a double dibble dabble?
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Post  Megan 10/3/2010, 3:35 am

But should we dissent about what to grow, it would then be a double dibble dabble squabble.
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Post  Old Hippie 10/3/2010, 12:48 pm

Megan wrote:Apparently some people think you need to spend $41 plus tax s&h to poke a hole in the soil. Look at this!

http://www.amazon.com/A-M-Leonard-Planting-Dibble/dp/B0007LL4RK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1286064698&sr=1-1

Uhhhhhhhh..........amazing. Shocked

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