1. Make Seed Holes with Chopsticks
Instead of buying a dibbler – the wooden garden tool used to poke seed holes in the soil – why not use a chopstick or pencil? Same holes, no cash outlay. A third choice: A full-size folding nail clipper, the blunt arm of which you can poke into the soil and twist. Later, when it comes time to transplant seedlings, use the same arm of the file to work a seedling and its root ball from the seed flat.