Gardening Ideas forum: Article: Idea- Using Bulb Auger to amend soil

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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Nov 16, 2017 12:54 PM CST
Since my entire yard is clay soil I have to amend the soil for everything I plant. I have a bulb auger for my drill that I have used to plant the bulbs and find I can also add my soil amendments to the hole and "stir" them in with the auger. So while I was planting my new daylilies and other small perennials this summer, instead of removing all of the soil from the hole and amending it and then putting it back in the hole, I would use my bulb auger and drill to dig my hole and "stir" and mix in my amendments. Most of the time I could just pull the soil back and put my plant in, but for larger ones I would then remove the soil and put it back in over the plant.
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Frenchy21
Nov 16, 2017 1:36 PM CST
What a good idea Ginny! Now I have to look for the auger I know I have stashed somewhere in the shed. Thumbs up
Name: kathy
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katesflowers
Nov 20, 2017 8:28 PM CST
I gotta hang around you more, Ginny. You're always thinkin !
Good job.
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Nov 20, 2017 8:45 PM CST
I just try to make life easiest Hilarious! Hilarious!
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nullfiles333
Jun 24, 2018 8:01 AM CST
great idea! I will take note Smiling
Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Aug 1, 2018 12:51 PM CST
I like this idea, Ginny! Thumbs up
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Aug 2, 2018 5:13 PM CST
Thank You!
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Aug 3, 2018 7:01 AM CST
Welcome!
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized." - Yours Truly
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