Learn about bulb planting tools you can use this fall (or spring) that will save you time (and effort) in this quick, informative podcast.



Daffodils, Tulips, Calla Lilies, Allium, Crocus. So many bulbs, so little time. 

You’ve literally stocked up on so many garden bulbs this fall that you’re now wondering how you will possibly find the time to get them all in the ground before the threat of frost!

Luckily, we’re here to tell you that not only did we buy too many fall bulbs (like, hundreds), we have great suggestions for you that will help you plant them in very little time (including this tool that we used which is amazing).

This quick podcast will cover the best tools to help you plant your flowering bulbs in as little time as possible. We won’t, however, cover specific how-to steps to plant your bulbs. For a more in-depth bulb planting guide, you might be interested in checking this out. In this podcast (and on the page below), learn about great tools for planting garden bulbs as well as these other awesome supplies you may need to get started.

This episode is perfect for a beginning gardener or new homeowner who wants to learn useful tips about bulb planting. 



Bulb Planting Tools 

We have two tool options for you to consider below.


1) For Digging By Hand

If you want to get some exercise, be one with nature, and hand-dig all your new bulb holes, these three tools are what you will need:

  • A Bulb Planting-Trowel with depth markings on it to track how deep you are digging with each scoop. It’s also useful for transplanting other plants around your yard.
  • A bulb-planting tool that you can push into the soil pull out and press your thumb on the handle to excavate soil-cores in specific locations. It’s like a manual post-hole digger, but miniature.
  • A dibber, or spike on a handle to punch into the soil to make a specific, precise bulb planting hole.


This Tabor Tools 3-piece bulb planting tool set includes all three of these tools in one set. The premarked depths on the planter make it really easy to ensure the correct bulb-planting depth which we really appreciate.

This hand-digging method using these tools will take you a bit of time on your hands and knees digging holes (again, depending on how many bulbs you need to plant) but would be a fun way to play in the dirt!

However, if you want to save some time, then you need to consider this other tool!



2) For Faster Bulb Planting

This bulb and bedding plant auger. You will still get some exercise, but if you have less time to work in the yard and/or you have tons of bulbs to plant (like we do this year), then this drill bit is EXACTLY what you need! Using the 3/8 drill bit, this tool can dig holes in all kinds of dirt in so much less time!

The Bulb and Bedding Plant Auger by Power Planter is a small auger you can attach to your hand-held drill. This will save you time and energy to plant most of your bulbs, like Daffodils, Tulips, Grape Hyacinth, and much more! You can also visit the Power Planter website here to see all of their great products.

Popular Bulbs to Plant This Fall


By the way, we only suggest products that we have used ourselves or that have been highly recommended by other gardeners or landscape professionals. For all the bulbs we’ve recommended, we have a deal for you through one of our favorite suppliers,  Eden Brothers.

When you get to the Eden Brothers checkout, because we are affiliates (which means we receive a small commission at no cost to you which helps us run our website and podcast), use our special coupon code “SPOKEN” for an extra 15% off your order!!


Other Bulb Planting Supplies: 


Bulb Planting Books

Once you plant your new bulbs, you’ll have some time to learn more about what you planted. Or, maybe you need some help planting them correctly to ensure that they actually pop up next spring season!

These books below are great educational references, and spoiler alert….one of these books is ours. We wanted to introduce you to our small eGuide about bulb planting because we think it is really helpful and pretty reasonably priced!

The other book is a fantastic resource that you should have in your collection anyway since you have plants and flowers in your yard!


Planting Garden Bulbs

Planting Garden Bulbs ebook












This mini eBook is chock full of helpful tips and tricks combined with our time-tested garden maintenance experience from over 20+ years of professional landscape experience. If you want to find out more about the book, check out this page.



American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

This is a great reference guide for tons of different perennial and annual plants from the American Horticultural Society.









Conclusion for Bulb Planting Tools

Bulbs will enhance your landscape with their beautiful splashes of color. You will be rewarded in the spring or summer with all the beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes of your flowering bulbs!

With the right tools, especially like this, you can save so much time while you plant all your beautiful new bulbs. Best of luck to you and always remember to have fun!

Now we want to hear from you!

Are you curious about any other bulb planting tools you may have seen before? Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!




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Learn about bulb planting tools you can use this fall (or spring) that will save you time (and effort) in this quick, informative podcast.


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Today’s Topic: 

Bulb Planting Tools

In this podcast, you’ll learn about several tools you can use to plant your bulbs, including our favorite tool (which saved us a lot of time)!


Free Fall Gardening chapter from our ebook, “Four-Season Gardening”.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Various tools for bulb planting.
  • Recommendations for bulb tools to purchase.
  • Links for further resources or education.


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