Homemade bulb auger
I was killing myself trying to get hundreds of large 2 and 3 nosed daffodil bulbs planted on a slope with very stony soil. I wondered about buying a bulb auger, a good one is pretty expensive, and would it work in my stony soil? I mentioned this to my DH and he went down the basement and whipped me up a bulb auger with a 2 1/2" drill bit welded onto a 2 ft section of rebar. He squared off the top of the rebar to fit in the chuck of the portable drill. It worked like a charm! We just finished planting 200 bulbs in 2 hours. He had to work the drill around a bit to get the holes big enough for these monster bulbs. You put the drill on the slowest speed and torque...if he encountered a tough rock, he just put in in another place. I still have about 300 more bulbs to go, but I'm looking forward to it rather than dreading it! Maybe your DH or some other handy person could make one for you too!