Since we are using the “square-foot” gardening method, we have been poking a lot of uniform and evenly-spaced holes in the ground. A lot of holes. A lot.
Solution: two 1/2″ inch wooden dowels, two 12×12″ inch wood boards, 1/2″ drill bit, and some ingenuity.
Join in and make one of these nifty tools for your garden too. Here’s how….
Step 1: Be awesome.
Step 2: Mark where you want to drill your holes on each board. The two most common spacings are 9 holes and 16 holes. 9’s are great for beets and Swiss chard while 16’s are perfect for carrots and green onions.
Step 3: Drill on the crosshairs.
Step 4: Cut your 1/2″ inch dowel into 2 1/2″ inch lengths.
Step 5: Slip some wood glue on them puppies and hammer the dowel pieces into the holes in the boards.
Step 6: Screw a handle (we used a cheap cabinet handle) onto the opposite side from the dowels… and VOILA!
Now just stamp in a square and drop in the seeds! No more tedious finger poking. We’re professionals now. Or mad scientists.
Yeah baby! D.I.Y. for Y.O.U.