push planter

Discussion in 'Garden Tips And Talk' started by Poppa, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    One of the best tools I ever bought for gardening is my push planter.
    If you do not have one check them out. Mine is made by Gardenway.
    You set the depth for your seed, use the correct seed plate and you
    push it down the row planting, covering up and fertilizing all in one
    pass. It also has a row marker that you set to mark your next row.
    You can also use it to side dress after the plants get up. It uses
    a lot less fertilizer than putting it out by hand.
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I have the same machine and agree it is a time and money saver. I like all the interchange planter plates that comes with it.
     

  3. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    Sounds like something I could use. I think that I tend to plant too deeply. Thanks.
     
  4. tyrupp

    tyrupp New Member

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    Do those planters work good for planting small seeds, such as carrots and lettuce? Every time I plant small seed it always needs a severe thinning. it's a waste of time and money.
     
  5. samh

    samh New Member

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    The corn, pea and bean plates are about right, but I usually use a little duct tape on the plates and cover every other hole when I plant anything from okra size seed down.