Get off your knees and chuck the Roto Planter into your cordless drill to dig holes for your bedding plants, bulbs, or seedlings. The Roto Planter from Yard Butler can dig holes up to 22″ deep and 3″ wide. And just because it’s called Roto Planter doesn’t mean it’s only useful for planting — open holes to deep water and fertilize your trees and shrubs, or dig holes for outside wiring or irrigation pipe.
If you want a funny read, check out the instructions. The first step tells you to insert the Roto Planter into the drill with the pointy end away from the drill. OK, moving on… Remember to use a medium speed, and don’t push the auger too hard — allow the tool to dig its own hole. Pull the auger out every few inches or so to clear the dirt. Don’t try to dig through rock, either.
The Roto Planter will run you $20 to $25 — knee replacement surgery runs considerably more.