- For small bulbs, make holes with a dibble and plant bulbs 3 to 5 inches apart.
- Make a dibble hole to drop the young plants into, and use a hose to gently wash soil into the hole.
- The dibble used to rapidly punch a hole for seedlings or bulbs, had a curved tubular handle without a cap and was 10 ½ inches long.
- Use a dibble or broom handle to make holes that are 6 inches deep, and place one transplant in each hole.
- They are made by local artisans, as are the trowel, dibble (used for punching holes in the soil in order to plant seeds), and line reel, which enables one to plant in neat, straight rows.
- Watered by wet-season rains or irrigation, wet-rice fields range from small plots that can only be worked with a hoe or dibble stick to those large enough for a water-buffalo - drawn plow.
- A dibble was an instrument for poking holes in the ground for planting.
- Planting tools vary: hoedads, foot-long flat blades mounted on handles for scraping down to bare mineral soil around each planting site; long or short-handled shovels; pointed dibbles and augers for digging the hole.
- Using a conical-tipped length of steel reinforcing bar as a dibble, Aaron pokes a hole through the paper where he wants each clove.