Dibbler November 16, 2012

Free dibbler Friday!

Stocking stuffer alert! What hard-core gardener wouldn’t want to find a handmade dibbler and plant tag set in their stocking this Christmas? Made by Chris Fox in the basement of an old stone mill in Lancaster, England, the set is crafted from English Oak and available at DirtCouture.com - the handmade marketplace for gardeners.

To win it….jump in on our talk about dibblers. What are they - where they’d get their funny name - have you ever used one? A winner will be chosen at random, eyes closed, pinkie promise.

The winner of last week’s Met Calendar is…..Marilyn! Yay!

Comments

Christine W. says:

I love to dibble in the garden!  Nothing beats handmade for the garden,

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:30 am.

Erica Rhodes says:

I use them in my herb garden

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:31 am.

Ellen says:

I have not used a dibbler but I would love to have one!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:22 am.

Kathryn Nichols says:

These dibblers would be great to have for my herb garden.

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:23 am.

Ellen Collette says:

I’d love to have a dibbler—and thank you for adding a word to my vocabulary smile

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:27 am.

Jill Patterson says:

I used to have a dibbler…great for transplanting and planting.  I’ve jury rigged other things to use as a dibbler, but nothing beats the real thing!

And didn’t we have this question before?  Sounds awfully familiar!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 7:40 am.

Regina says:

I would love to have a dibbler….whatever that might be. Ha.
The plant tags are much nicer looking than the plastic ones I have now.
Thanks!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:00 am.

Dan Songster says:

A dibbler is great for planting my small bulbs like Mariposa Lilies!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:26 am.

Laura M says:

Would love a dibbler to use instead of a ratty piece of bamboo!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:26 am.

Denise says:

It is too cute!  I would drill a small screw at an angle and attach it to my garden-filled book case.  Then, I’d have a ‘hook’ to hang my gardening apron and hat.  The tags will be used for ‘tagging’ holiday presents.  I am a Repurposier!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 10:44 am.

Donna Minick says:

Your comment
I’ve used a dibbler to plant small bulbs such as ranuculus.  It’s also a useful tool to pull along to create an indentation for a planting row.  As to the name’s origin, please enlighten us.

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 11:16 am.

Jan Tubiolo says:

I’d like to have something made for the purpose, instead of using whatever’s at hand.  A dibbler sounds pretty ‘official’ to me and I obviously need one to finally get those seeds planted at the right level

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm.

Jackie Isler says:

I have never used a dibbler - it’s about time to learn!

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm.

Victoria says:

I don’t know where they got their delightful name but they are very useful for the bulbs and stuff.  And cute.

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm.

Karen says:

I have never used a diddler.  I use a handmade looking garden digger that I bought at a reuse store to plant my garlic and onion sets.  It would be nice to use the real thing.  I used popcicle sticks for plant tags in the past.  They absorb water and fade quickly.

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm.

Jennifer B says:

I’ve never used a dibbler. Love the name.

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 6:10 am.

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