FarmHack: More Earthway Seeder mods

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gang of six seeders mounted to a G toolbar

 One of our favorite FarmHack projects is the cheap and easy Earthway Seeder fix that we posted here.

Josh Volk, of Slow Hand Farm and author of the equipment column in Growing For Market, just posted a great roundup of more Earthway Seeder information and modifications, ranging from ganging together multiple seeders, to adding on a wire scraper to keep soil from building up on the press wheel.

 

 

2 Replies to “FarmHack: More Earthway Seeder mods”

  1. It wouldn’t necessarily cost that much (several hundred dollars) but it would probably not work that well. Earthways can sometimes get clogged up– if they were ganged 6 together, behind a tractor, you wouldn’t know if one of the 6 units was clogged so you couldn’t fix it. Planet Jr. seeders are likely a better choice for that application; or spend some more $$ for a seeder like a Sutton or a Seed Spider. Or gang 3 Earthways together, and walk them down the bed once in each direction to get 6 rows.

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