Mom always said gardening was “nature’s reward.” We always wondered why “nature’s reward” involved so much dirt and sweating. Why not a free dinner? Or maybe a cordless combo kit?
Anyway, the bulb transplanter from Fiskers is aimed at removing some of the difficult and often frustrating process of digging, removing, and placing a fragile bulb or plant into its new home. Think of it as a way to speed up the planting process and help place you back in your home faster.
Using it is pretty simple: squeeze the handle together with your thumb and push the metal blades down into the dirt to trap the soil in the scoop. A slight twist and pulling motion will result in a freshly dug, uniform hole that’s ready for a bulb. Squeeze the handle together once more to let the excavated soil fall to its new place of rest.
To load a new plant into one of your newly constructed holes just follow the same procedure only this time in reverse with a plant in the scoop. Pack the soil around it, add water and you’re on to the next one. Forty more and you can go inside and have a beer.
Widely available over the web or at your local big-box home store, the bulb transplanter seems like a great investment of that $5 weekend budget splurge, esspecially if it can help you move past “natures reward” to Budweiser’s reward.