No-Dig Gardening - What is a drill?

by Gerald
(United States)

New No-Dig Gardening or Zero-Cultivation Method: Make a drill 1 inch deep and fill with a mixture of one part soil and one part sifted compost.

What do you mean by Make a Drill? I have never heard this term.

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Apr 20, 2010
What is a Drill in Farming?
by: Countryfarm Lifestyles

Hi Gerald

To make a drill, is a term in planting seeds and seedlings that is connected to using a dibber also known as a dibble; a pointed stick for making holes (drills) into the soil to plant either seeds or seedlings.

It really is just a fancy name for "making a hole" and planting in that, rather than broadcasting seed.

Hope this helped!


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