ez seeder

wackybellaDecember 13, 2011

I bought an EZ Seeder at an auction a few months back For just over $100. Just now tinkering with it. I have the #4, 7 and 16 plates for the 288 size flats. I will be ordering the #1 and 16 in the 98 cell size. As I have never grown anything in a 288 before. Has anyone grown toms or peppers or anything fast growing in a 288 cell. I grow everything in a 98 round cell and pot on to 4" pots. Never dabbled into flower pack / hanging basket sales as I think its a hard sell at a FM. I will be using the 288 to grow out some slow herbs thype, oregano etc.

What would you crack out your greenhouse if you had an ez seeder? If I did dabble in a few flowers, what would you suggest?

I also bought a junked out germination chamber that I intend to rebuild. got it for $35.00 new its $3700

http://www.sezsdr.com/home.htm

thanks for the insight

Kristi

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myfamilysfarm

Wish i had been there, sounds like you got a good deal. I have bought marigolds in 288s, but I haven't tried to grow anything. Seems like a very small amount of dirt, and you would want a very small seed. Otherwise, waste some money on a cheap pack of seeds and try it. What will you be out, alittle dirt and a cheap pack of seeds, and some time. What will you be ahead, knowledge, and that's worth everything.

Marla

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 4:23PM
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rustico_2009

Just curious, What does a $3,700 germination chamber look like?

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 1:24PM
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cowpie51

all you need is some boxes and plactic cover and 1 or 2 chicken heet lamp. That is a 10doller one

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 1:29PM
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rustico_2009

Yes, but I am curious about the $3700 dollar thingy.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 2:25PM
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bi11me(5b)

Looks like this:

Here is a link that might be useful: 96 flats

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 3:44PM
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wackybella

thanks

right now I use an old sliding glass door cooler as my germ chamber and I use a crock pot flled with water for more heat and humidity. But $35.00 who could resist this big one! all the expaned metal is rusted out as in GONE!

Also has anyone used the ez seeder for microgreen seeding?
thanks.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 4:19PM
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bi11me(5b)

I think you would get a better microgreen crop from just spreading the seeds on your growing medium. They don't really need much precision, and a dense planting gives a higher yield. I don't know where you live but on the new england coast you can get rubber-coated wire that they use for lobster traps that makes good rugged shelving. I would use the 288s for slow germinating small seeds, herbs, celery, etc., but remember it's a LOT of transplanting. Good luck. Nice buy.

Here is a link that might be useful: coated welded wire

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 4:52PM
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rustico_2009

bi11me,
Thanks for the link.
Stacking trays is a new concept to me.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2011 at 8:19PM
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ogfarmer

I have a few plates that I ordered and never used.

#9-98

#3-72

#5-50

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 2:37PM
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timmy1(6a ri)

We do 100's of 288's every year...I used the last ones out of my second case of 100 a week ago. Now I'm using old ones that I've bleached. No hand seeder here. We are using a Vandana tubeless seeder.

We grow just about everything in them, the list is too long.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 8:08PM
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Dannygeale

ogfarmer

what was the cost of the Plates?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:43PM
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