Country Lore: A Stand-up Seed Planter

Use a length of pipe to make a stand-up seed planter and reduce back strain from planting seeds.
April/May 2008
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/stand-up-seed-planter-zmaz08amzmcc.aspx




Several years ago I had back surgery, making it difficult for me to bend over in my garden for long periods of time. Couple the surgery with the fact that I am a senior citizen, and planting time became quite a chore. Then I started planting large seeds, such as beans, corn and squash, by dropping the seeds through a 31⁄2 footlength of three-quarter-inch plastic pipe. It’s very easy to direct the seeds to the exact spot that I want them, without the pain of bending over.

Paul Williams
Moscow, Ohio

Commercial jab-type seed planters for easier planting are available through Johnny's Seeds and Stand 'n Plant. — MOTHER