[Market-farming] Seeders

Shelly Elliott shelly at idlethyme.com
Sun Nov 21 18:02:46 EST 2004

I love my earthway for larger seeds and seeds that I am less picky on
spacing. This year I began using a glaser seeder for small seeds (I do alot
of salad greens) and I LOVE IT!I used it on onions, carrots, greens and a
whole bunch of other small seeds and would never use my earthway again for
that. It is also easy to use in high and low tunnels. Hope this helps.
Shelly Elliott
Idle Thyme Farm
Carpenter, WY
----- Original Message -----
From: "Willie McKemie" <mf at austinfarm.org>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 9:01 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] Seeders

> Looking at the new Johnny's catalog.  For a long while, I have been
> needing a seeder to plant small seeds in relatively short rows,
> 10'-100'.  I have heard negative reports on Earthways.  How about some
> recommendations?  Earthway?  Glaser? Pinpoint?
> I use dual PlanetJrs on a tool bar to plant spinach, peas, and beans,
> an acre or two at a time, and I've been thinking of converting an old
> Planet Jr to a push planter but haven't found the parts.  How's that
> for a run-on sentence?  The PlanetJrs need pretty clean bed tops and I
> have a need to plant through trash.  The "Stick" planter and the
> "Easy-Plant" might solve that problem; has anyone used both?  Can
> anyone comment on planting speed?  Might they be able to plant an acre
> at 5'x2" in an hour or two?  Or three?  It looks like the "Easy-Plant"
> might have to be hand-fed one seed at a time.
> --
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