A number of places I've seen a simple pipe cut at an angle at the bottom that you push into the ground and drop seeds in. I believe I saw a 3-tube system in Carol Deppe's work, but I've no idea if she originated the concept or got it from elsewhere. Either way, the idea of being able to make a bit of a hole and drop the seed from 3-5 ft up to save the back with dirt simple technology is where I'm going here. I made one, but should upgrade it with a way to hold the seeds in a shallow cup, as I've got osteoarthritis in my hands which made using the tool a bit awkward.
S Bengi wrote:The question now becomes what do folks use to plant a 1 or 2 or 3 acre market garden. I have a feeling we can use use similar technology to plant trees every 5 ft and then kill the two weakest tree out of every 3. Or we can plant 3 seeds in one hole every 15ft and then kill the weakest 2 of the 3.
Dustin Rhodes wrote:and here's a video:
so maybe growing your seedlings in a plug system(longer, very narrow containers) for taproot species like this would be the way to go.
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