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With this break in the weather, I wanted to get some of my tulips in the ground using my new bulb auger. It took a few tries before I got the hang of it, but now I’m a bulb-plantin’ fool! I think having a powerful cordless drill helps. I don’t, so I borrowed a nice Makita. Did I manage to hit drip tubing with the auger? Yes. Several times. I have a knack for killing my drip system. With me, an auger becomes more of a drip system sensing device.

The important thing is, now I look forward to bulb planting instead of dreading it. One word of caution. The recent rains probably made the soil a lot more penetrable than it usually is. Don’t try the thing in dry, unamended soil.

Just checked Gardener’s Supply and they’re sold out on the augers! Glad I got mine when I did…

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