|Project by Kindlingmaker||posted 03-21-2013 08:49 PM||1834 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Time to plant pole beans. The packet of beans say to plant them 2 inches apart and 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches deep. Normally I would just stick my fingure in the dirt and guess but this year I wanted to be better and really know why things were growing and not growing so I made two tools, one to space and make the proper depth holes and the other to help clean the holes incase they collapse before I get the seed in it.
Having a few woodworking tools helped but a couple of hand tools will work to make these.
The one that looks like a handleless rack is made of 3/4 inch oak board with 1/2 inch oak dowels, pointed and cut to length and the dribbler, (I think that is what it is called) is made from a dead elm tree branch that I just pruned. I put two coats of floor wax on each tool so to help stop the dirt from sticking.
To use, I push the rake looking thing into the soil and give it a couple of wiggles and pull it out. As in the picture there are nearly perfectly spaced and perfectly deep holes that are ready to drop the beans into.
-- I plant trees not to admire but for those that come after me... Zone 11