Slide Hammer Seeder Offers Controlled Planting for Small Seeds

Slide Hammer Seeder Offers Controlled Planting for Small Seeds

An article published in HortTechnology by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientist Eric Brennan describes how to construct and use a low-cost, jab-style, Slide Hammer Seeder that allows controlled planting of small seeds. The tool can be built in two to four hours with parts from a local hardware store. It is useful for planting herbs, vegetables, and the small seeds of a range of plants that attract beneficial insects. It can be used for interplanting or intercropping. A one-hour YouTube video is also available that describes how to make and use the tool.