Bulb Bopper®

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Plant a Hundred Bulbs an Hour, No Digging Required

  • This attachment turns your power drill into an efficient planting tool
  • Save your back and hours of planting time
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Drill not included

Planting flower bulbs has never been quicker or easier than it is with the Bulb Bopper®. Attach this stainless steel bulb auger cylinder to any standard power drill and let it do the work, creating 2" diameter planting holes up to 9" deep.

  • Stainless steel
  • 1-3/4" diameter x 8" H
  • Attaches to a standard power drill, not included

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Bulb Bopper®
 
3.9

(based on 68 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (56)
  • Easy to use (47)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Weather proof (22)
  • Comfortable grip (17)

Cons

  • Unwieldy (7)
  • Difficult to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Gardening (56)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (47), Master gardener (11), Getting started (8)

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5.0

Awesome! Works great!

By West Texas Kat

from West Texas

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Construction
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gardening

    Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

    Planted two hundred bulbs very quickly and easily! It was wonderful and easy to use. Fits into cordless drill and works great. Enjoyed using it so much I bought more bulbs to plant. Got it on sale and free shipping so it was a good deal.

     
    4.0

    Planted 400 bulbs this fall

    By arisonn

    from Greensburg, PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

        This tool definitely made my less-than-favorite garden task of planting bulbs easier. Downsides include the fact that drilling into dirt is hard on the drill motor. I could only do about 50 bulbs at a time before the motor started to overheat and I had to let the drill cool off. This is not really the fault of the bulb bopper though. Also the hole was not wide enough for some of my narcissus bulbs. And to get a deeper hole you have to make at least two passes, cleaning out the bopper with each pass. So while it is easier, it's not exactly lightning fast. Overall, though, I'm very glad I bought this.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Standard Power Drill?

        By CairoDave

        from Cairo, NY

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

        • Extremely Sharp
        • Unwieldy

        Best Uses

        • Gardening

        Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

        The description does say "standard power drill" but the picture online and catalog show a battery drill, so I ordered one. 10 minutes later I only had a dozen bulbs planted and had burned through two of my Ryobi 18 volt batteries. I read the manual and it wants a 120v powered drill. Who snakes 200 feet of electrical cord in their garden? Does this device work? Yes. Is it practical? Beyond expectations. Will I recommend it? No. Nice idea, but the description needs to be modified. I love Gardeners.com and come here often. I was just disappointed in this product. And for cleaning you include a wooden dowell? Uh, just kind of lame.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By HeySean

        from Saint Louis MO

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Gardening

        Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

        We planted over 150 bulbs in short order.

         
        4.0

        Wish I had this product years ago

        By JADL

        from Bluffton, SC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Construction
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

        • Not wide enough

        Best Uses

        • Gardening

        Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

        I found this product very useful and easy to use. The only "down" was the hole it digs is not wide enough for daffodil bulbs. It made planting so much easier.

         
        1.0

        Didn't perform to expectations

        By Landscaping enthusiast

        from Lincoln, NE

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Solid Construction

        Cons

        • Unwieldy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

          Was expecting this product to easily drill holes for spring bulb planting because it was heavy and appeared to be heavy-duty. After planting two bulbs, drill cartridge was drained so installed another charged cartridge and same thing happened again. Was disappointed in performance of this device. Ended up planting the bulbs using a spade and will be returning Bulb Bopper.

           
          5.0

          Every gardener should have one of these!

          By Bonnie the Beginner

          from Martinez, CA

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gardening
            • Great Spring Display

            Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

            The best tip comes with the bopper and that is make sure you push the tip down into the earth a little bit before you hit the drill trigger.

             
            4.0

            Better than manual bulb planters

            By Robster

            from Falmouth, ME

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drills Thru Sod
            • Fast And Easy Vs Manual
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Manually Clear Plug

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

              Worked well with 18v cordless drill. I planted scilla bulbs in lawn so had to go though sod. Pretty good even through sod, although my lawn is not so thick. I suspect in a thick lawn, the sod would be tough. A bit of pain to have to remove the plug with the stick (provided) after each plug is drilled. It would be nice if someone invented easier way to clear. But in the main, works pretty darn well. (Use the stick to clear! You could easily break a finger if not careful).

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A wonderful tool!

              By Chers

              from El Dorado Hills, CA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Solid Construction
              • This Is A Wonderful Tool

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gardening

                Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

                This is a wonderful tool. I planted over a 100 bulbs in no time at all. I don't know why I didn't buy one sooner. This would be a wonderful gift to give or receive.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works better then expected

                By John the Winemaker

                from Issaquah, WA

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gardening

                  Comments about Bulb Bopper®:

                  This device did exactly what it was supposed to with great ease. I planed over 60 bulbs in less then an hour. I have always been reluctant to buy a lot of bulbs (Daffodils, tulips) because of the amount of effort to dig in our heavy clay soil. This did the job and next year we will do a lot more because of the ease of use.

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                  • Daffodils deliver—by far—more flowers for a longer time with less care than any other bulbs you can plant. They’ll thrive just about anywhere, and come back year after year in ever greater numbers.
                  • When it comes to tulips, plant generously. Trench-planting method makes it easy.

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