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Hand Seeder Saves Time, Seeds
“You can plant much more quickly and accurately, with very few wasted seeds,” says organic produce grower Earl Weber, who worked a couple of years with an engineer to develop the “Sow EZ” hand seeder.

    It uses a seed disc to singulate seeds just like full-size farm or garden planters.

    To use, fill the hopper about half full of seeds, select one of the four disc sizes, and pull the trigger to release one seed at a time.

    Designed for spherical seeds, three of the disc openings work for all threes sizes of pelletized seeds. The fourth is the smallest for round brassica seeds such as broccoli and kale.

    In addition to starting plants in seed trays and soil blocks, Sow EZ works well in raised beds or for spot planting in fields. The clear polycarbonate hopper holds 200 large seeds or 1,000 brassica seeds and can be emptied and reloaded within seconds.

    Made in the U.S. out of durable, UV-resistant ABS plastic, Sow EZ sells for $20 to $25 on Weber’s website and through Vesseys and Territorial Seed catalogs and online sites. Only introduced this March, Weber anticipates it will be available through more seed catalogs in the future.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Earl Weber, 31291 S.W. Heater Rd., Sherwood, Ore. 97140 (ph 503 625 5764; www.sowez.com; bimweber@gmail.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #4