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This blog is about organic gardening, healthy eating and healthy living.
Each month I will be posting Garden To-Do Lists, Tips & Techniques, Garden Project Plans, Photos from the Garden, Recipes and Book Reviews.
I hope you enjoy reading and I hope I can inspire others to start a backyard garden!
Happy Gardening!
~Rob~

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Garden Dibble Giveaway!



Garden Giveaway #1

This is the first of my monthly garden giveaways!
This month one lucky winner will win one of my hand carved garden dibbles!


 Growing up I worked side by side with my grandfather in his greenhouse, potting up and transplanting seedlings. I remember working with an old rounded dibble that my grandfather had obviously made himself. The dibble was old and worn, but it was functional, aesthetically pleasing and had history.


After many years of gardening and using just about anything that I could find as a makeshift dibble, I decided to design and make some proper dibbles for myself. Like the old dibble I used with my grandfather, I also wanted these new ones to be functional, aesthetically pleasing, and constructed out of quality material that could survive use over time and become heirlooms that can be passed on for generations.


After several attempts turning and carving various shapes, I came up with a design that met and my expectations. I created 2 different style dibbles, a pointed body for planting seeds and a rounded body for planting bulbs. I also created different sizes, a smaller ones for tiny seeds and small transplants and larger one for bigger seeds, larger transplants and bulbs.

 
I wanted to use a material that was durable and would hold up to years of vigorous use. I also prefer to use reclaimed lumber whenever possible and just happened to have a large lot of mahogany blanks that I salvaged from a woodworking shop. The mahogany has a nice rich grain, will hold up well in the elements and is very durable. The dibbles are coated with a natural bees wax finish to keep them looking nice for years to come and are fitted with a nylon strap to hand when not in use!


The winner will get to choose the size and style dibble they would like.
You can view the different style dibbles available in my ETSY store.



Raffle ends May 31, 2103!

3 comments:

  1. I'm not going to enter since I already have one of your dibbles and want someone else to be able to have a chance to win, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy mine! I have been using it quite a bit lately with planting seeds in my garden and it makes me smile every time I get to use it! Truly one of my favorite garden tools!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you like using your dibble! :)

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  2. We have a winner!! Helen Cox was randomly chosen to win the hand carved garden dibble!

    Check back for more monthly giveaways!!!!

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