Vacuum Seeder: At-Home Build

Increase the efficiency and reduce labor costs of seeding transplant trays in your greenhouse with this self-built vacuum seeder. This how-to video explains the process of building your own vacuum seeder from start to finish at a fraction of the cost of commercial models. Included are a materials and tools list, easy step-by-step guided assembly instructions and a demonstration of the seeder in use.


This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number G182-21-W7903 through the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under project number PDP20-009.

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