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See that funny looking tool pictured above? It’s what’s been missing from your life. It’s called a dibble, and it makes planting your garden a breeze. Just stamp it into the soil, and it gives you holes that are the perfect depth and spacing for what you’re planting. Pretty spiffy, eh?
I have a bunch of onion sets that I need to plant, so I asked my husband to make me a dibble built to their planting specs – it makes holes that are four inches apart and two-inches deep.
If you’re a square foot gardener, you can cover all of your planting with just three dibbles: a 4-hole, 9-hole and 16-hole.
Here’s what you can plant with each one:
Printable Dibble Planting Guide
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Have I convinced you of your need for a dibble? If so, here are the instructions: