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Hand Bulb Planter with Release Button

  • Heavy-duty steel make offers high durability
  • Push-button release feature facilitates easy soil removal
  • Designed for assisting while planting bulbs and annuals
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Product Overview

The Hand Bulb Planter is the essential tool for planting bulbs. The coring tube helps to easily remove and replace soil. The push-button release makes for easy soil removal. This tool can also be used for planting annuals and other small plants.
  • Helps you to plant bulbs and annuals
  • Durable steel head
  • Push-button release on handle
  • Measurement scale included

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Coring Tube Length (in.)3.7Handle Length (in.)5.3
Product Depth (in.)3Product Height (in.)8.5
Product Width (in.)4.2


Coring Tube Open/CloseNoHandle MaterialPlastic
Product Weight (lb.)0.6Returnable90-Day
Short or Long HandleShort

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty15 year

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.6
    out of 114 reviews
  • 82%recommend this product
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too flimsy in hard soil
This planter is definitely not cut out for heavy duty applications or in hard soil. The ground in my front yard is unfortunately very tough with stones and clay (i amin the process of improving this but it takes time). While the push-release cocept is geberally a good thing it unfortunately make the planter rather flimsy. I have had the handles bend countless times and the grip opened up and released the spring. I have finally given up on this planter now and will look for a more sturdy option.
    3 found this review helpful
    Wow ! Ames Bulb Planter makes a perfectly shaped hole for planting bulbs at the exact depth requ...
    Wow ! Ames Bulb Planter makes a perfectly shaped hole for planting bulbs at the exact depth required. I am using the planter tool for other flowers, too, because it's so much easier than a shovel for planting flowers in small spaces. To get this to penetrate down into hard soil, I just turned the planter from left to right four or five times. It cut through the soil and debris quickly and easily. I love it.
    • Recommended
    4 found this review helpful
    Gardening is my hobby! The hand tool bulb planter poly push is a great concept however my hands a...
    Gardening is my hobby! The hand tool bulb planter poly push is a great concept however my hands aren’t strong enough to use my thumb to allow the base to expand. Personally a gardening claw or hand shovel is easier. I attempted to use this innovative tool in potting soil and found it to be easiest. Living in Florida our soil consists of mostly sand. Once the tool was placed in a upright position I used the handle and slightly went back and forth pushing so the hand tool would dig deeper. Again this was a little too much work for my hands. Finally I attempted to try an area where other plants are placed in a garden area and it was impossible to get the tool in the grounds due to possibly small roots or not so soft soil, I was hoping the design on the bottom with jagged metal edges would have made this possible I rated this on my personal experience . Those whom have stronger hands may love the hand too, it is a great concept just not for me personality
    • Recommended
    3 found this review helpful
    Difficult to hold closed.
    This bulb planter is expandable and retractable ..... open it up, push it into the dirt, let it retract, and out comes the dirt .... a perfect hole for bulbs, annuals, or other small plants. It has a serrated edge for cutting into the dirt, a dark plastic moveable handle and seems to be made out of a heavy-duty metal. There are also depth markers on the sides of the metal.
    • Recommended
    3 found this review helpful
    Perfect for planting small plants
    My wife and I really enjoyed using this to plant our small plants. It fits nicely in your hand. The easy to press side button opens and closes the scoop for easy dirt removal. This tool takes the guess work out of planting. The hole it creates is the perfect size and dept. I can see this being a great tool for the avid Gardner. I recommend this product for novice wanting to plant their own plants or gardens.
    • Recommended
    4 found this review helpful
    OK for occasional use
    My got this as a replacement for one that disappeared somewhere in our yard. If you are only going to plant a few bulbs and don't mind working on your knees this planter should do the trick. Consider purchasing one of the long handled models if you have lots of planting to do. A nice feature of this planter is the spring-loaded handle that releases the dirt (Picture 1) . Unfortunately the tab on our planter tended to catch on one side causing it to stick open (Picture 2). Problem solved; I fixed this problem by bending the tab slightly more open with pliers.
    • Recommended
    2 found this review helpful
    Does what it says. A tool that works....
    Does what it says. A tool that works.
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    It broke after just planning a few bulbs...
    It broke after just planning a few bulbs
    Response from The AMES CompaniesMay 31, 2022
    We would like to apologize for your experience. Please contact our call center at 1-800-874-0008 or email us at help@ames.com to report any current issues with your product so they can be resolved.
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    Cheap bulb planter
    The handle bent the 2nd hole I dug with it.
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