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“Dimple Board” Quickly Plants Seedlings In Trays
Rick Plunkett came up with a fast way to start seedlings in plant trays filled with soil by making what he calls a “dimple board”. It consists of 36 wooden pegs set in rows and screwed to a sheet of Lexan.
  The user simply grabs a pair of handles on top and presses the dimple board down onto the tray, with the pegs forming a hole in the soil in each cell.
  “I came up with the idea when I stopped by a local greenhouse and saw them using a stick to make holes in a plant tray, one at a time, as they planted seedlings. I thought there had to be a better way,” says Plunkett.
  To make the pegs he cut wooden dowels down to 1 1/2 in. and sharpened them at one end. Then he cut a sheet of 1/4-in. thick Lexan the same size as a standard plant tray and marked the center of each cell on it. He drilled holes into the Lexan and then screwed the pegs into them. He also screwed 2-in. deep guides onto 3 sides of the Lexan to keep the dimple board perfectly centered on the tray.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rick Plunkett, 577 Campbells Ferry Ln, Albany, Ky. 42602 (ph 859 472-9367; replunkett577@gmail.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3