2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3, Page #02[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Garden Seeder Plants 4 Rows At A Time
Lemieux explains that the seeder requires a finely tilled seedbed, nicely compacted and rock and debris-free.
The Four-Row Pinpoint Seeder sells for $249. The operator can plant four rows 2 1/4 in. apart or closer, depending on hopper placement. It can also plant two rows either 4 1/2 in. or 6 3/4 in. apart. V-plows at the rear bottom of each hopper create row openings as the seeder is pulled toward the operator.
A moveable center shaft offers 4 seed-hole sizes or dimples designed for small and mid-sized seeds. Sliding the shaft under the hoppers selects the dimple for the appropriate seed size. As the shaft rotates under the hopper, seeds fall into the dimple and drop into the row. Adjustable brushes limit the number of seeds per drop, usually just one or two.
“The seeder is best for dense plantings,” says Lemieux. “It also does well with pelleted seed for single seed placement.”
An optional Extended Range Shaft has dimples sized for two smaller sized seeds and also two larger sized seeds. It’s priced at $69.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Johnny’s Selected Seed, P.O. Box 299, Waterville, Maine 04903 (ph 207 861-3900; toll free 877 564-6697; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.johnnyseeds.com).
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