Planting out is a job most of us take on some time in the year. Most plants grown in pots can be planted year-round, but if you plant out in dry weather, make sure you water regularly to avoid drying out.
- Dig the planting hole with a tool that suits you. A long handled trowel with a fist-grip style handle and arm support might be best, or if you are level with the soil, try a trowel with a wide, comfortable grip.
- A stainless steel border spade is lighter than a standard spade. Look for models with wide spongy handles.
- For smaller plants, you could try a bulb planter to extract the soil and drop in the plant. This is an easy method, but make sure that you can manage the actions involved.
- Take everything you need with you – watering can, trowel, dibber, kneeler, labels and so on, but don’t overload your barrow – you might need to do it in relays.
- A tool belt or an apron with a pocket might be helpful to carry smaller tools.