[Market-farming] Jang Seeder

Thomas P Hurtgen hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 06:39:46 EST 2012

Andy's comments are right on target.  I planted carrots, turnips and radishes last fall and was very happy with the outcome.  The double shoe and singulation have eliminated thinning.  The crops mature more uniformly and we harvest everything in the row at the same time.  Seed stock is more efficiently used also.  Looking forward to a full season of use.  Will still use the Earthway for peas and beans.  Tom (7b)

Thomas P Hurtgen
hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com

On Feb 20, 2012, at 2:48 PM, Andy Fellenz wrote:

> I have a three row Jang and use it for fine seeds.  It does a nice job of singulating the seed once the brush is adjusted properly.  It definitely likes spherical seeds like radish better than elongated seeds like carrot and takes some practice to determine the proper seed wheels and brush settings for the elongated or irregularly shaped seeds.  
> Andy
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:31 PM, S Brocaar <sjfb at worldpath.net> wrote:
> Hello All,
> We are in the market for a tool to help us with seeding. After years of
> doing all our field direct seeding by hand, including using the vibrator
> seeder for the last couple seasons (great for small amounts of fine seed and
> seeding into trays), we have to do something else to be more time efficient.
> My Mother's old Earthway seeder worked sorta alright for beans last year;
> definitely does not work well in our soils for fine seed crops. We will
> continue to use the Earthway for legumes.
> I read good things about the Jang push seeders. Anyone with experience using
> same that they would share? I am looking at the single row model; also
> thinking about the 3-row push model as well. Pros/cons? Does anyone use the
> double opening disk and/or double shoe options? We are working approximately
> 1 acre, often rocky, sandy loam, fair drainage, raised beds, intensive
> production; hoping to move to nearly year round cropping in the next year or
> so. Getting ready to plant peas this week in our new Rolling Thunder!
> Thanks for any advice.
> Sandy Brocaar
> MiVida Gardens
> Growing Natures Way in Silver Lake, NH
> (Mount Washington Valley in NH)
> Now - Zone 5B (I think) - altho this winter it is more like zone 6/7 - only
> 3 nights below 0F
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