The Sept. 13 image didn’t stump any of our keen readers, as the device is in fact called a Dibble.
The little hand-held device was used to plant seeds for starter plants and vegetables.
Craig Smith, Steve Renz and Paul Orr all correctly named the device.
Orr said a family across the way still uses them in their home garden.
Something like the dibble has been used since Roman times and has largely remained unchanged since then.
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