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Earthway Products 1001-B Precision Garden Seeder

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  • Garden seeder designed for easy, efficient, effective planting
  • Automatically spaces seeds at ideal intervals
  • Tough, weather-resistant construction; assembly required
  • Includes 6 seed plates
  • Available seed plates for separate purchase
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  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 7.5 x 7.9 inches ; 8.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00002N66A
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  • Item model number: 1001-B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
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The Earthway Precision garden seeder provides a more efficient way to seed large vegetable gardens and flower beds The seeder comes with six standard seed plates for seeding sweet corn, bean, peas, carrots, beets, and radishes: install the appropriate plate, and it will automatically space seeds at the ideal length. It also opens, closes, and packs the soil, and even marks the next row ahead of time. The seeder is made from tough, weather-resistant materials for years of trouble-free operation. Assembly is required. Additional seed plates are available for purchase separately.


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I haven't used it in the garden yet, but it looks like it will be a gem.
Joy
I would highly recommend these products to anyone, especially if they have a large garden area.
Crafty old guy
I used this planter to plant my fall garden, it did a good job planting the small seeds.
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287 of 293 people found the following review helpful By J. Venis on June 26, 2006
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While this is a good tool on the whole -- and not too expensive either -- it still isn't for every gardener nor for every purpose in the garden. To remove all doubt, perhaps it should not go without saying that this is not a tool for making hills for melons, squash, or zukes. It will not help you with transplants such as tomatoes, nor will it handle seed potatoes. No, this seeder is for rows of things like beans and corn, and in these cases it shines. I still think, however, that you have to be planting a pretty big garden to make it worth your time to set-up the Earthway seeder, learn to use it, store it, and maintain it.

On the pro side, for instance, I used my new Earthway seeder to plant more than 700 row-feet of popcorn. Wow! The Earthway seeder practically paid for itself that day, since it allowed me to plant the entire plot in less than 45 minutes and with no bending over! I also used it to plant plots of field corn, beans, and beets.

Here are my notes, for what they're worth:

1.) Have freshly tilled, fine, debris-free soil. It is difficult to push the seeder through crusted soil or anything with too many lumps in it, and you won't get those perfectly straight rows if you're struggling just to move forward. Also, too much surface trash will be a problem for the little chain that drags behind and covers the seed. Hint: do "dry runs" with the seeder at the proper depth, but without seed in the bin. This will give you a sense of how well it's going to work before you commit your seed, and it helps to mark your rows in advance too.

2.) Have enough seed, and watch the seed plate closely as it turns. If the seed bin gets low, the pockets in the seed plates will often fail to scoop up the seeds in a regular fashion. You'll end up with a lot of skips.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Amber Dixon on July 10, 2006
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First of all, I'm a gardener from way back. I helped my mom weed her flowers when I was still in the womb. I love garden gadgets and all things bliss-enhancing. When I was a teenager my grandfather bought the first incarnation of the Earthway Precision Garden Seeder and it was love at first shove. Not only does it plow the furrow, it plants the seeds at a precise depth and covers them up, it also marks the next row for you so that your garden doesn't sprout into a psychadelic homage to 1970's acid waves. I love, love, love this little jigger! It clogs from time to time, but if you're watching every perfect little seed get tucked away neatly into it's new earthly bed, you'll catch it before you have to re-plant the entire garden. What took my father and me 2 hours last year to do by hand, we did in under 15 mintues using this little gem. An entire garden planted in 15 minutes! And not only that, but we hand-sowed a 1/4 acre plot of corn in under 25 mintues, stopping to pass off and admire the absolute fantastical spectacle of it all as it was happening. LOVE this thing!
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77 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Mick G. on November 27, 2006
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I have a fairly big garden, so I decided to make my life a little easier next spring, and thus I bought this seeder. However, so far, it's not what I thought I would be getting as far as a truly precision planter is concerned. The seeds dropped irratically and/or popped out of the bin because the plates would bind up then suddenly spring loose. I used different sized plates trying to find that exact match with the same results. I contacted the factory by email (their response was very quick) and was told to use bee's wax and soap to make it work correctly. For the price of the unit, I expected something with less "after-market engineering" required by me to make it funtion as advertised. I refuse to admit defeat, so I'm keeping it and will continue to practice with it until spring. If it or I don't get better, I know where you can get a used one cheap next summer!
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Glen Waits on March 11, 2006
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I'm extremely pleased with this product. 10 minutes to assemble - handlebar to machine, put on a wheel, and put on the marker.

The difference between walking upright in the garden, spacing seeds in a logical way vs. the sprinkle while stooped over and knowing they will need to be thinned and there will be gaps.

This thing even puts them at the depth you set and covers them for you. It took less than a 1\4 of the time I'm used to and my back didn't hurt afterward.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Ed Echels on April 7, 2008
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My friend has one of these and I bought it on his suggestion. It works pretty well. I have a garden that is over an acre. 77 rows, most of which are 200 ft. long. If the ground is loose, it is wonderful. My problem is that a lot of my garden is mostly clay and makes rather large clods. The seeder is hard to manage over rough dirt, but still easier than sowing by hand. I consider it to be a time saver and worth the money.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By stick on September 2, 2000
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This is an excellent product and it makes short work of planting your garden. The planter is very efficient and makes super straight rows once you get started. I planted six rows of sweet corn and three rows of beans in less than 5 minutes.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Andrei Calciu on May 3, 2012
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I want to start this review by telling you this product is fairly unique. There are only 2-3 companies making this type of seeder and the Earhway model is very popular and well promoted. The idea behind it is great and allows any untrained person to plant row crops in a competent way.

The problem is the implementation, namely the cheapness of the machine. It is made from the cheesiest aluminum available that has no rigidity whatsoever. If flexes and bends in all directions at the slightest touch or wind blow. The holder that is supposed to hold the spacing arm when not in use, is a sad joke. It is made of plastic and held by two tiny plastic triangles that fit in holes drilled in the sides of the hadle arms. The hadle arms are the flimsy aluminum that can't hold their shape or position, and as a consequence, the ill-fitting plastic holder pops out every thirty seconds (on a good day).

In addition, the spacing arm is too light. It's primary function is to ride along the dirt and leave behind a line that is parallel to your first planted row. You are supposed to follow this line when planting the second row, and the next line when planting the third. In theory this is fantastic, but in practice, the arm is too light and barely leaves any mark in the dirt. Maybe at the beach it would leave a mark in the sand, but not in my dirt patch.

Summary: the tool is a great idea. It may work if you are in a pinch. However, there are better devices out there. Precision Products makes one that seems to be sturdier and is available from Home Depot, while Hosstools.com makes a great seeder attachment for their wheel hoe.
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