3″ x 24″ Bulb and Seedling Planter Auger Fits 3/8″ Drill #00778
There are many ways to plant flower bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, gladiolas, and seedlings such as tomato plants, eggplants, and peppers. One of the most popular is to use a transplanter, which is essentially a small hand-held gardening trowel with a long narrow blade, or to use just a regular garden trowel. If you are planting in prepared soil, which means that it has been plowed and disked, and/or run through with a roto tiller to thoroughly cultivate and aerate it, using trowels and transplanters is a fairly easy process, however one quickly becomes aware of the fact that, generally speaking, if the soil is loose it quickly flows back into the hole meaning you must make a much bigger hole before you can plant the seedlings or the bulbs. In addition, if you want to put any compost or rotted manure or other organic matter in the bottom of the hole before you put your seedling or bulbs in, this becomes problematic because now the hole may not end up being as deep as you want. Fortunately, there is a solution to the situation. This solution becomes particularly relevant if you are going to plant a lot of plants. Generally speaking, this is not an issue with seedlings because who plants more than 1-2 dozen tomato plants? However, when it comes to bulbs, tulips, daffodils, etc., you may end up planting hundreds of them and you very well may end up planting them in soil that has not been prepared with a plow or a roto tiller, hence it is heavy, and dense, and difficult to dig. The solution to this is a powered auger. Tech Team’s #777 3” diameter x 9” long auger is made from heat treated welded steel and has a 3/8” hexagonal shaft, which fits perfectly into the chuck end of a 3/8” variable speed reversible rechargeable drill. Simply put the shaft of the auger into the chuck of the drill, tighten it, set your drill on low speed, adjust the torque/resistance on the drill to a medium setting and you are good to go. By using the auger, whether the soil is loose or tightly compacted, you can now drill a perfect 3” diameter hole up to 9” in depth and you can do it rapidly with minimal effort, the drill does all the work. In other words, whether you are planting 2 dozen plants, or 300 tulip bulbs, you can work through the process quickly and efficiently.