Posts tagged ‘trench for dahlias’

This is more like it.

Today was dahlia planting day and it was lots easier than the glads yesterday.  I found a piece of channel steel amongst my odds and ends and clamped it to the bottom of the sub-soiler, thinking it might spread the dirt better.

Trencher

It actually worked pretty well.

Dahlia Trenches

It  got a lot of the dirt out of the trench, and what was left was soft enough that I could just push the dahlia tubers down through it and get them at a depth of about 6 inches.

Dahlia Tuber

Fifteen minutes of hunkered-down scrabbling along was enough to get 100 tubers planted.  The tractor did the rest of the work, filling the trenches by driving backward using the loader bucket to smooth out the soil.

All Covered Up

And I never touched a shovel.