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    Default My mini seeder

    Here's my seeder that I built (partially anyway) Its only about 24" working width, so it won't cover a huge area fast. But I'm gonna use it and hope for the best!
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    Thanks for looking!

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    See anything i could/should improve/change?

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    Interesting design. I'm trying to figure out what your plans are though.

    I assume the drop fertilizer spreader will tend to spread seeds evenly. Which isn't a problem if that is desired, for grass or a grain.

    Your baler/rake tines scratch the dirt in rows, but don't really force the seeds into a row, nor cover very many of them.

    If you wish to drop the seeds evenly, then cover them slightly, you might consider dragging something behind such as a 4x4, chunk of steel, some chain, fencing, or such.

    It is being used on tilled ground?

    I saw this on craigslist.
    5' Vineyard Seed Drill

    It is on the West Coast, but it may give you some ideas. Old grain drills are cheap, although, not always functional. This one apparently was cut in half for use in an orchard, but may be a more manageable size for a small plot.

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    Yes, it will be used on tilled ground.
    It will work the same as broadcasting seed then harrowing it in. I just made it into one pass. If the small tines i have on there don't bury seed enough (which I am kinda concerned about) I will get heavier tines to put on

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    I just don't think it will harrow the seeds in.
    It never hurts to try a test.

    But, dragging something behind it, or perhaps putting multiple rows on your "harrow" would likely do better at covering the seeds.

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    I'd say you will need heavier tines, or as CliffordK indicated, just drag something behind like a piece of chainlink fence or something.
    Kevin

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    Unfortunately, I don't have anything useful to add, but I like the way you're thinking! Make use of what you have. I'll be very interested in how this develops over time.

    Joe
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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    Today I tried the harrow itself in some soft dirt, not dropping seeds. It seems like it turns over the dirt well. I think it will be good for grass/alfalfa and good enough for rye. Which is what I know I'll be seeding a decent sized area into. So I'll try it as it is and modify it as needed

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    Here is a thought...... Use some dry white sand in your seeder for a test run and see how it works.
    After all this is for food plots, not a cash crop.
    Good luck

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    Default Re: My mini seeder

    If your doing this on tilled ground, drag a section of fence behind it.

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