by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 1, 2017)
Perhaps one of the single most important steps in the gardening process is cultivation. After all, this is the part of the process that requires you to actually place the seed of the plant into the ground, thereby allowing the whole growing process to begin. One thing to keep in mind about cultivation though is that there are several different methods that you can use to get that seed into the ground. An example of this is the process called dibbling. But what is dibbling?
The simple answer is that dibbling is a method of cultivation that uses a tool called a dibber to help plant a seed. A dibber is, in effect, a simple pointed stick that allows you to create a hole in the ground that you can use to plant your seed or seedling in. That beings said, using a dibber requires a few more steps than simply putting the pointed stick into the ground and dropping a seed. In fact, dibbling is often used in conjunction with another cultivation method called puddling. Puddling is when you set a young plant or seedling into a small hole that has been filled with water. In order to get the most out of this method of cultivation, simply follow these steps.
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