daffodil planter - Knowledgebase Question

Morgan Hill, Ca
Question by Lindasalter1
October 29, 2009
I'm using a plugger to dig daffodil holes but the dirt sticks in the plugger. I'm having to use a screwdriver to pry it out. Any suggestions?
Thank you,

Answer from NGA
October 29, 2009


I've had similar experiences! If your soil is too damp, it will stick to the sides of the planter rather than falling out. Even with tapered sides, wet soil will stick. I've had good luck using a small bucket filled with about 8" of sand. You can stick the planter into the sand, push the plunger and give the hole planter a couple of turns. The sand scrubs the dirt from the bulb planter. If the soil is damp you may need to clean it after every hole you dig, but it sure beats trying to dig it out with a screwdriver! Hope this helps!

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