Stand ‘n Plant Seeder – an easy way to plant your garden
I love to garden, but due to a bad back & arthritic knees, I don’t get up & down so well anymore. This is especially a factor when I plant my garden seed. When I do so, I plant many extra seed, so as opposed to planting say the recommended 6-8″ apart, I plant seed every 2-3 ” apart. That gives me a safety net if some don’t germinate. It is easy to thin once they have grown a bit plus if I have a section where few plants don’t come up, I can transplant from one section to the bare section… using my Hori-Hori knife. That is a lot of up & down, so a few years ago I purchased the Stand ‘n Plant seeder, which costs $55 and it is worth every penny. It is simple but effective. https://www.standnplant.com/index.php/seeder
Here is a pic of it standing in my corn bed. Notice I run a string to keep the rows straight.
To operate, you plunge it into the ground, drop a seed into the top, squeeze the handle to open up the bottom & release the seed, lift up, cover the hole with your foot… and repeat. I find it easier on the mechanism to pull the unit out of the ground a bit before squeezing the handle. That way there is less tension on the strap, as it doesn’t have to push aside the soil.
Drop the seed into the top.
Here is the squeeze handle. Not really a handle, as you are just squeezing the strap.
When you squeeze, it opens the hinged bottom. Note, you can also put in small plants as opposed to just seed.
Here is a video from their website