How is a dibber, a thermometer, or a glass bulb used in gardening?
- A dibber is a tool with a handle on one end and a point on the other, used in the garden to poke holes in preparation for planting seeds, bulbs. Also known as a dibble or dib.
- A soil thermometer is useful for planting in that many seeds are particular about soil temperatures. Check out this Optimal Seed Germination chart to determine planting times.
- The glass bulb is filled with water to deliver consistent moisture to a potted plant. In some tests conducted locally, it is not reliable in that all the water can be released at once resulting in overwatering. A wicking system may deliver better results.