The Earthway Precision Garden Seeder allows
you to plant a variety of vegetable seeds with one continuous
operation of opening the soil, planting the seed, covering, and
marking the next row. Easily, quickly & precisely plants beans,
beets, carrots, peas, radishes, corn & more with the Earthway
Seeder. Seed plates swap with just a turn so you can continue
planting. The row marker spaces and marks your next row accurately.
The Earthway Precision
Garden Seeder requires some assembly and features:
Heavy-duty aluminum construction
30 inch row marker for planting equally spaced rows
Precision depth gauge that eliminates planting too
deep causing seed rot
Large seed hopper for long continuous operation
of seed planting
Includes 6 standard, easy to change seed plates
allowing for up to 28 varieties of vegetable seeds
Plates included are 18100 - Sweet Corn, 18101
- Radish, 18102 - Carrot, 18103 - Bean, 18104 -
Peas & 18105 - Beets
Earthway Number - 1001B
My grandfather has one of these seeders and it's a great product. In fact, I liked it well enough that I wanted my own, so I went looking in various stores.
To my dismay, the new seeders I found had black hoppers, unlike my grandfather's, which has a red hopper. I did some research and everywhere I looked folks only offered the new black hopper...sadly.
I realize 'carbon black' helps keep plastics from breaking down from UV light, but in this case I found black plastic to detract from an important aspect of the seeder...being able to see down into the hopper to see how much seed is left. This is a concern when trying to see how much seed is left in the hopper. I actually discovered this while looking at a seeder in a store and it made me think how hard it would be to see down into the hopper on a cloudy day, let alone a sunny day.
Black seed plates are no better than a black hopper as you can't see the contrast of the seed in the slots of the plates...and I have young eyes. Luckily I know where a stash of white plates are for sale. Now if I could just find an old seeder...or better yet...
Hopefully Earthway will consider this and find a solution, so that I can buy a new seeder.
This product has made it where I can plant my own garden again, due to bad back. As long as you till the ground well this seeder pushes and drops seeds effortlessly you do still need to rake over after seeding it doesn't cover back that well. Drops seed uniformly for proper plant spacing as long as you mark and walk straight your rows are straight too.