Monday, May 18, 2009

New Seeder

We got a new toy! It is the EarthWay Seeder and I love it!! It is so easy to plant and I can't wait for June 1st when we can plant our beans and corn because it is going to make our lives SO MUCH EASIER!!

I used it for the first time to plant Brussels sprouts (I know it's a little late).

Here is a picture of the EarthWay Seeder:

To use it we put the correct seeding plate in, then fill it with seeds. This plate spaced the seeds too close together, so I mixed 1 part Brussels Sprouts seeds to 2 parts radish seeds. The seed plate is the white disk.

Then I put down the row maker to mark the next row which was about 18" away. As I push the seeder and the wheels roll, the seed plate turns picking up (ideally) one seed at a time, then drops it into a shallow trough dug by a tiny plow behind the front wheel. The seeds are neatly spaced, and covered lightly by a chain that drags behind.

In other news, the Sandy River Farmers Market is going quite well. We are expecting to have other vendors arrive in the next few weeks with more perennials, vegetables and baked goods. It is open Fridays from 9am to 2pm and Tuesdays from 2pm to 6pm and is located in the Better Living Center/Movie Theater parking lot on Front St. in Farmington.
We have beet greens, kale, spinach, Bok Choi, Cilantro, Onions, maple syrup (a limited supply left), and lots of baked goods available!
Hope to see you there,
Eat Well!!

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