Squirrels make it look so easy. But digging a deep, narrow hole to plant bulbs can be a challenge.
Bulb planting tools reduce the hard work by grabbing dirt in a cone when they are pushed into the soil, creating a bulb-ready hole. The simple rule of thumb I was taught is that bulbs need to be planted in a hole about three times as deep as the bulb is wide. Simple short-handled hand bulb planters are perfect for small planting jobs. For bigger jobs or particularly stubborn soil, get off your knees and consider a foot-powered, long-handled bulb planter.
Make the job easier this fall. Here are ten of our favorite bulb planters, from modern to vintage (like the one in the top photo, via Etsy).