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.