In the “they don’t make ‘em like they used to” category, I include the home center shovel. Like this one:
So I decided to make a dibble.
Funny word. If you don’t know what a dibble is, it’s a stick used to make planting holes, calibrated to let you make holes of specific depth.
I usually just use an actual stick, preferably a stick within arm’s reach once I’ve already crouched down next to the planting spot.
Not a big advance planner.
But I had this broken shovel handle. And I like to whittle. And make things with funny names.
So I made the world’s longest dibble.
First, I sawed the broken end off at an angle.
After sanding, I marked one-inch increments with strips of tape and marked a line with a Sharpie. Leave a space for writing in the number. (I forgot, and then had to go back and whittle off a space).
I don’t know if I’ll get much use out of it, but the important thing is . . .
I have no idea.