Hillsburgh , Ontario ______________________________________________________________________________ Project: Greenhouse Tray Seeder ______________________________________________________________________________ Benefits: Most small-scale organic growers spend a lot of time sowing individual seeds in trays
for growing transplants. This greenhouse tray seeder saves labour hours (=money) spent seeding
in greenhouse. No vacuum or electricity needed to operate seeder. This seeder is very
light weight, designed for small-scale vegetable growers, low-cost, and easy to operate. ______________________________________________________________________________ Cost:
Materials and cost: Plexiglass ($15). Salvaged wood ($0). Brad nails and a few wood screws.
Place seeder on top of a tray pre-filled with potting soil mix. Frames are made from salvaged, recycled lightweight wood to keep weight and cost down.
Pour seeds onto plexi-glass. The rail around the seeder allows
the operator to pour as many seeds as needed on top plate.
Move seeder around freely, allowing a seed to enter each opening in the upper sheet.
Each hole accommodates one seed.
Take off the removable end of seeder to allow sliding
outwards of upper plexi-glass sheet
Slide the top sheet of plexiglass the 1/4 inch necessary to align the top
and bottom holes and allow the seeds to drop into seed tray.