Every gardener knows that sound, the sound in the fall when your trowel slices through a flower bulb as you are digging to plant more flower bulbs.
Ugh. It’s difficult to remember where all the bulbs are planted. Sure, you can mark all the spots in the spring when all the tulips, daffodils, crocuses, glory-of-the-snow, scilla, irises, snowdrops, narcissus, grape hyacinth and hyacinth are blooming, but then all summer your garden looks like a garden fairy cemetery with all those markers.
There has to be an easier way.
And now there is.
I’m pleased to introduce a new invention I’ve been working on for several years, one I finally have working well enough to share with other gardeners.
What is this new invention? It’s the In-Ground Bulb Finder, IGBF. I don’t have pictures of an IGBF to share quite yet, but it is a wand like device that you connect to your laptop via a USB connection. Once connected, you slowly wave the wand over the area you are going to dig in and watch as a 3D image of the area, down to 12 inches deep, appears on your screen.
You can see everything. Bulbs, rocks, even worms! It’s amazing. With this device, you can see what an area looks like, and then dig with confidence as you plant new bulbs.
Current models will scan and show one square foot at a time, but we are looking to make a bigger wand capable of scanning as much as three square feet in one pass.
How can you get one?
Right now, we just have the prototype, so you can’t get one. Plus we haven’t gotten all the patents squared away, so we are sort of guarding the one we have. That’s why I can’t show pictures of it, just yet.
But when we can release it to the world, which we expect to do around 04/01/2017, it’s going to totally change how we plant bulbs in the fall. Currently, we expect the IGBF to retail for $401, which I know is a lot, but think of the bulbs you will save!
Stayed tuned for more information!