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Make Seeding The Garden Faster With A Garden Seeder

By Mary Sadelwind

Garden seeder tools are most in demand when spring is in the air. You know that it is time to seed the garden, to get all those delicious vegetables on the table for salads and as main courses. But having to seed the garden can be such a drag, having to be on your knees can be torture and the constant bending can be quite a killer. The best option to get the fast results is to get hold of a garden seeder.

There are several kinds to choose from: a garden seeder that only meters the seeds while the furrowing and the closing you have to do yourself, or the type where it can furrow and cover after metering out the seeds, or how about the one which can do all that, plus measure out fertilizer and then mark the areas where the next furrows are supposed to be.

The downside with some types of seeder is the inability to penetrate hard or rocky soil. It won’t have enough ‘push’ except in well prepared or soft soil. So, before making a decision on what type of garden seeder you are going to purchase, it would be best to find out what kind of soil you have in your garden. If most of the area in your garden has soft soil, and less of the hard packed type, think of tilling the soil with a garden tiller to loosen the ground and air it a bit.

A garden seeder is a useful tool when it comes to seeding and furrowing, however, one shortcoming that a seeder has is its inability to meter out seeds that are smaller than corn or green peas or others; it cannot meter out small or tiny seeds like those of carrots or mustard.

Even if a seeder makes it easier for you to plant seeds, you have to remember that you still have to move it around quite a bit and manipulate it to push the seeds into the furrow. With good maintenance and such, a seeder will last you quite a long time. Brand new equipment such as these may cost up to $100, however, there are also some used seeders being sold.

However, before taking that final and cheaper plunge, there are a few things to consider: is the seeder working? If it is working, why are they selling it, or has it been temporarily fixed to tempt a buyer? If it is advertised online, what are the guarantees of your getting the real deal and not hot air? Last, if you can inspect the used garden seeder, do so, have someone go with you who might know something about seeders or tillers and try to find out if you are getting a good deal or just buying junk from a neighbour.

Mary Sadelwind blogs about her small gardens and how she maintains them. Read more about mahindra tractors and used tillers.

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