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ez seeder

Posted by wackybella none (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 13, 11 at 15:03

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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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


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


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


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


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Looks like this:

Here is a link that might be useful: 96 flats


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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.


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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


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


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

#9-98

#3-72

#5-50


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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.


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ogfarmer

what was the cost of the Plates?


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