Monday, July 18, 2016

Hand Held Seed Planter Dibbler ~ Gardening With Arthritis

Gardening With Arthritis ~ Hand Held Seed Planter

In case you don't know, I am a 33 year old mother of 3 with Rheumatoid Arthritis in my wrists, knees, shoulders, hips, and ankles. Unfortunately my arthritis bothers me on both sides. We are also homesteaders on a mission to grow as much of our own food as possible. I have no desire to fully depend on the grocery store where the food is expensive and half the time unhealthy. With all my aches and pains I don't need to add more health problems to my list of stresses! So when I got the opportunity to give this hand held seed planter dibbler a try I was very excited!

Trying Out My New Dibbler

I'll be honest, as much of a gardener I am, I still had never once heard the term Dibbler before! I'm glad i know now, because less than a minute in I realized this is going to save me hours of work each season. No more hunting down my tent anchors or using my fingers to make holes! Do any of you know how long it takes to make 300-500 seed holes? I'll tell you! It take a long time, a long time of leaning over or crouching down which results in arthritis in my knees, wrists, and hips hurting like crazy for days. 

So I tried this out today in a neglected section of our garden where we started letting some of the plants die out, and already pulled the corn up at. In less than a minute I made over 20 holes, and that was with me stopping to take pictures! 

So if next season I have to plant 500 seeds again, the seed holes will only take 25 minutes!! I'm amazed. Making and tending to an edible garden is a good bit of work, but this is going to take hours out of the work I expect to do in the spring and fall each year! Gardening with arthritis will become a good bit easier for me! 

This hand held seed planter dibbler has a stainless steel tip. So if I get distracted by the kids and leave it out in the garden I don't have to worry about it rusting. It comes with a small leather strap to hang it up with for when I actually remember to put it back in the shed. 

On top of that this product is backed with a THREE year manufacturing warranty! That is a great warranty! If you want to get your own hand held seed planter dibbler you can find it here!

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