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Vacuum seeder plan

Posted by glennpatrick 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 14, 10 at 18:10

I recently finished a vacuum seeder project. Full details on how to make one for yourself can be found at:

Have a great season.

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RE: Vacuum seeder plan

Wow.. you have a lot of free time : )

They sell them for 10 dollars at Park Seed.

But, wow you are quite the engineer!

Nice job!


RE: Vacuum seeder plan

Had the pieces around the house and thought it would be fun. The vacuum powered seeders are actually extremely expensive running upwards of several hundred dollars.

Obviously, you can buy the bulb type seeders much cheaper.

Thanks for the feedback.

RE: Vacuum seeder plan

Thanks for sharing!

RE: Vacuum seeder plan

A commercial vacuum seeder as used in the plug production trade is worth several hundred dollars. The production line moves a line of plug trays filled with mix coordinated with a revolving drum vacuum seeder in a bath of seeds. Each hole in the drum is sized to pick up one seed as the drum revolves through the seed. As the tray moves down the line one row of seeds is released as the vacuum is cut into the individual plug tray holes with mix. It is amazing how fast a tray of 300 plugs can be planted with only a worker or two watching and removing the planted trays from the line. On average a plug will sell for about $.15, making the equipment cost a good investment. Al

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