[Market-farming] I need the perfect spinach planter

Tim Shultz tim at thegreenranch.ca
Thu Dec 27 20:37:45 EST 2012


I grow alot of baby spinach and find the earthway with the chard plate does
a much better job than the spinach plate. It does plant thick but thats
what im after. It seems to flow better than the spinach plate.

Tim Shultz
The Green Ranch
www.thegreenranch.ca

>From the farm to your table .... naturally

On 2012-12-27, at 7:12 PM, Andy Fellenz <artisanfarms at gmail.com> wrote:

The Jang will do a good job for you.  I never had good luck with consistent
singulation with the Earthway.   If you have a greenhouse and are growing a
lot of spinach, I'd look into a paperpot transplanter.  I've been using the
paperpot transplanter with spinach for three years now and figure that
between eliminating one cultivation and the fact that I can get one more
crop in per season it more profitable for me to transplant than to direct
seed.

Andy

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM, Richard Robinson <rrobinson at nasw.org>wrote:

> I'd like to get recommendations from those of you who use push or pull
> seeders. I would like a seeder that is really, really good at planting
> spinach. I grow a lot of it (raw seed, beds about 40' long), and it's one
> of the few things I don't start in soil blocks. It looks like my choices
> are Earthway, Glaser, four-row pinpoint, six-row, and Jang.
>
> --I have an Earthway and am constantly frustrated with it, as it seems to
> skip and bunch a lot. If someone has had good experience with the Earthway
> for spinach, I'd be interested.
>
> --I've used the six-row, planting two rows at at a time, and it is pretty
> awesome, but seems like more tool than I really need.
>
> --I wouldn't mind using the four-row as a single-row planter, but have
> heard no reviews.
>
> --Glaser users--what say you?
>
> --I expect I'd be happy with a Jang. How is it for spinach?
>
> thanks.
>
>   Richard Robinson
>   www.nasw.org/users/rrobinson/
>   Hopestill Farm
>   www.hopestill.com
>
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