What is a dibber?
A dibber is a simple gardening tool used for planting seeds or small seedlings. It is usually made of wood or metal and looks like a pointed stick with a handle. It is used to make holes in the soil for planting, and can be adjusted to make different sized holes depending on the plant you are planting.
Preparing the soil
The first step in using a dibber for planting seeds is to prepare the soil. Make sure the soil is moist and has been cultivated to a depth of about 6 inches. Then, using the dibber, make holes in the soil in rows, leaving enough space between each hole depending on the size of the plant. The holes should be deep enough to accommodate the seeds or seedlings.
Planting the seeds
Once the holes have been made, it’s time to start planting the seeds. Place one or two seeds in each hole, depending on their size, and cover the hole with soil. Press the soil firmly around the seed to ensure good contact and to prevent air pockets from forming.
Watering and care
After planting the seeds, it is important to water them regularly to keep the soil moist. Be careful not to overwater, as this can drown the seeds or seedlings. As the plants start to grow, make sure to keep the area around the plants well-weeded and fertilized to ensure healthy growth.
Using a dibber to plant seeds is a simple and effective way to ensure even, well-spaced planting. By following these steps, you can ensure that your seeds have the best possible chance of germinating and growing into healthy plants.