Planting Seed in the Garden

This is a new version of a pipe for planting seed in the garden. The old version of my idea was posted last year on May 3rd.

Due to the cool weather and recent rains, we were late planting our garden. We finally got it planted and I wanted to share this idea ASAP as it's garden planting time!


When we were loading the truck with planting stuff, I saw a seed planter in the truck bed. I was thrilled and asked my husband if he found that at Ace Hardware. I thought he had actually purchased it.

When I picked it up and saw the duct tape, I could tell he had rigged this up himself. He found the funnel and the pipe stashed away in his shop and put it together to surprise me.

It worked perfectly for me to drop seed in the holes as he dug them. I didn't have to bend over at all. The funnel, which made putting the seed in the pipe much easier, was his idea. Two heads are better than one.

I had the seeds in my pocket so I could reach in and get them while holding the pipe with my other hand. I need to make a little apron for holding seed. I'll put that on my to do list.



  1. Cut the funnel spout to make the hole larger for dropping seed. (Funnel spout is smaller at the tip)
  2. Place funnel into the pipe. You can use some glue if desired.
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  4. Wrap with duct tape to hold the pipe and funnel together.
  5. For planting, place the end of the pipe in the hole and drop the seed into the funnel. Seeds land in the hole and you can move on to the next hole.

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June 6, 20183 found this helpful
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On May 25, we planted the snaps and butter beans, shown in the pictures of the post and they are up and looking pretty.

Last year, we planted snaps and they came up nicely and within a week, they gradually disappeared. I think the crows got them.

A friend told me if we put some cut up garden hoses in the rows, the crows will think they are snakes and will stay out of the garden. We replanted the beans and I tried the pieces of garden hose and it worked.

That's what we did again this year as well and so far nothing has eaten the beans. I have my fingers crossed.

I have to take the pieces of garden hose out of the rows when my husbands plows, then I put them back. One of them is actually a rubber snake that we have had for several years.

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June 11, 20183 found this helpful

LG, you are just too much! Go forth and teach the world. Maybe I'll try rubber snakes in the flower beds for the squirrels.

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June 12, 20182 found this helpful

That would probably help. Just don't pick up a real snake thinking it is one of your rubber snakes. You might get surprised.

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June 1, 20184 found this helpful

Absolutely brilliant!

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June 2, 20183 found this helpful

Whatever. It's still the best back saving way to plant seed.

Thank you

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June 14, 20183 found this helpful

This sure is a brilliant way to plant seeds. :)

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June 15, 20183 found this helpful

love your idea!

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May 31, 20190 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea

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June 1, 20191 found this helpful

Love the idea. Around Halloween, Dollar Tree sells black rubber snakes for, of course, a dollar.

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June 1, 20190 found this helpful

I'm putting that on my calendar to watch for them. Thank you. I'll start looking for them now. Didn't think about Dollar Tree.

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