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.
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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Yesterday, my husband and I planted string beans and butter beans in the garden. He dug the holes while I dropped the seeds.