Skip to Content

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!)

Nancy Wolff

Wednesday 6th of June 2012

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

Earning My Cape

Wednesday 6th of June 2012

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.



Saturday 2nd of June 2012

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

Sarah @ Natures Nurture

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

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

The Sunflower Patch

Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Wow! what an awesome tip :)