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Speed up your Transplanting!

This weekend marks the real start of garden season here in Central New York. I’ve had tomatoes out on the deck for almost a month (where I could bring them into the house when the temperature tanked) but now it’s finally time to tuck those babies into beds.

Despite my best intentions I ended up with 14 pepper plants and six basil seedlings (beds space isn’t ready for the tomatoes yet, lets not count those!) that needed to get planted. While I was rummaging around the garage for a trowel I found my bulb planted.

It worked so well I had to share!

Plants from those ubiquitous six-packs fit perfectly in the holes left by the bulb planter. If your plants are a bit root-bound be sure to loosen up the roots.

I found that the 2 inch line worked best for these plants

Didn’t get a chance to pre-plant your tomatoes?
Go as deep as you can! Just make sure the leaves are above the soil surface and your tomatoes will bounce right back.

I hope this tip helps you get your planting done (more time for weeding!)


  1. We’ve finished planting and everything is coming up, but those weeds…just impossible! I see you do some raised bed gardening too, it does help.

    Visiting from kathe’s party!

  2. Genius! I need to pin this so that I remember to do it next year! It will save me sooo much time and sore muscles LOL! Thanks fro sharing this at the party!

  3. I actually took a gamble and started my garden a week before Mother’s Day, which is usually a no-no, but things are doing just fine! I find it funny that some bloggers’ gardens down South already have plants several feet high, and here we are, with our little seedlings and 2 inch tall bok choy. Happy Gardening!

  4. What a great tip. I never thought of using my bulb planter in my garden. I would love it if you would share this at my linky party Tout It Tuesday

  5. GREAT tip! Thanks! 🙂

  6. We’re running so late with our garden, there’s just so much to do, and so little time. I’ll try this to save time.

  7. Fantastic idea! Thanks for the tip 🙂

    {my simple messterpiece}

  8. Wow! what an awesome tip 🙂

  9. Wow, that is the coolest little gadget! Thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing over at Tiny Tip Tuesday!

  10. What a great idea! I wish I saw this last weekend when I did all sorts of planting!

  11. Whoo hoo! You, once again, got the Most Clicked On feature in my link party! You will keep your Featured Guest spot on my sidebar for another week! 🙂
    I hope you come link up again this week!

    I’d also love for you to link up your party to my Link Party Link-Up, if you’d like.


  12. Great tip for using a bulb planter for something other than planting bulbs!@Thanks for sharing@!