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We Tested It: Garda Dibble makes planting neat and easy

Garda Dibble

From Garda Dibble, a Rochester, N.Y., start-up gardening company

How much: $19.99 suggested retail price, plus shipping

Where to buy: Available at GardaDibble.com

Pro: Modeled after classic (and often homemade) gardening implements called dibblers, the Garda-Dibble makes planting seeds in evenly spaced rows quick and easy.

The lightweight but durable (and washable) plastic tool features 16 removable triangular pegs that can be positioned for 4-by-4 blocks of seeds or any variation. This tool is the perfect size for square-foot vegetable gardens and a snap to use: Just lightly press the pattern into the soil and drop in the seeds. No more crooked, crowded rows!

Con: Currently, Garda Dibble is available only online in the Sacramento area, and shipping is $6.95.

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