[Market-farming] seeding onions

robbins hail robbinshail at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 11 14:02:30 EDT 2010


Phil - what size plug trays are you using and are you seeding more than one per plug? Thanks -
Robbins
 
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> From: "Marie Kamphefner" <kampy at grm.net>
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> What do you use to distribute the seeds into the plug trays? How do you get
> just one seed into each cell?
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> Marie in Missouri
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> From: Chrys Ostrander <chrys at thefutureisorganic.net>
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> Marie,
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> I don't do the following presently, but I once worked on a farm where 
> their method for seeding plug trays was pretty efficient.
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> This method required pelleted seed. These folks used standard flats and 
> had made wooden frames that held two flat pieces of sheet metal, one 
> right on top of the other, with holes drilled into them that matched the 
> spacing of the plug flat they were seeding (and were slightly larger 
> than each pellet). The pieces of sheet metal could be slid so that the 
> holes did not align. Then, pelleted seed was rolled around on top of the 
> top piece of sheet metal until one pellet dropped into each drilled 
> hole, like the children's game with the little metal balls. Then the two 
> pieces of sheet metal were slid so that the drilled holes aligned and 
> each seed dropped into a cell of the plug flat.
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> *Chrys Ostrander, Director of Farming Programs
> p.e.a.c.h. Community Farms and Gardens*
> People for Environmental Action and Community Health
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> On 10/11/2010 8:44 AM, Marie Kamphefner wrote:
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> > What do you use to distribute the seeds into the plug trays? How do 
> > you get just one seed into each cell?
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> > Marie in Missouri
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