Written by Vicky Mills.
Glorious rainy weather planting with my trusty hand mattock. A main stay tool of choice for us is a hand mattock. I have a Hart brand it was about $50 at the shops and it was worth every penny.
I’ve put over 6,000 native tube stock in by hand with this tool, all I do is a small hole pop it in then scrape the dirt and leaves back round. In this weather less than a minute per plant ! A good water in or just plant in the rain saves that step too !