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    Large Garden Seeding

    I am at the research stage of this right now and planning for next years growing season.

    Has anyone used a food plot seeder for garden planting?

    I have seen the single row, 2 row, 3 row etc hand push style mechanical seeders, I'm just wondering what some of you have done for Seeding larger areas with your tractor?

    Looking to start a u pick garden on the farm and trying to figure out what piece of equipment will work best with less back labour. Unfortunately not sure where to start for something that would be manageable with my 4044m
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    How big is the proposed garden?
    1 acre? - 100 acres?

    What crops do you want to plant?

    Some planters are only designed for a narrow range of seed sizes,,
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    A lot of what I would be looking to plant would be carrots, potatoes, lettuce, celery, radish, onion, peas, beans, beets, cucumber, sweet potatoes, pumpkins.

    They would be planted in patches or strips that the planter could accomplish. The end goal would be to have 1/2 acre or larger section of each type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75AD View Post
    A lot of what I would be looking to plant would be carrots, potatoes, lettuce, celery, radish, onion, peas, beans, beets, cucumber, sweet potatoes, pumpkins.

    They would be planted in patches or strips that the planter could accomplish. The end goal would be to have 1/2 acre or larger section of each type.
    Peas and beans you could do with a planter of sorts, as they grow in rows anyway.

    The spacing to allow for spread of pumpkins and cucumbers may counter the ability to use a planter.

    Potatoes will require a completely different type of planter due to seed size.
    Also, carrots, lettuce, celery, and onion have very small seeds that will be difficult to meter properly with a planter like you are referring.

    My thoughts, though I could be way off as I'm using knowledge of equipment from 10+ years ago...
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    For corn, beans and peas a JD71 works well. Not sure about the others.



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    The 71’s run plates for seed singulation, the 7000 runs a meter. There are different plates or meter available for seed sizes, the smallest seeds they do are small sunflower and we have had some luck with broom corn through it but they are still much larger than most vegetables. Your stuck with a 7” spacing but there are something you can do to change it but not easy to do quickly or switch back and forth quickly. You can remove the seed box and meter easily and have someone drop small seeds or pumpkin seeds at a spacing you want into a funnel put in the seed tube. I believe I could also relieve all the tension of the closing wheels and strap them up, then just let the double disk v openers leave a seed channel that seeds could be put in by hand and covered.

    There is a brand of planter that I cannot remember that can singulate radish and other vegetable seeds and other tiny seeds. I don’t know how it does it but I would like to see how it does.
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    I am actively searching for an old 71 sitting in a fence row I can pickup cheap. I love restoring/building stuff like that. If I can pickup a 6 row and build 3 - 2 row 3pt planters, I will have two to sell. Otherwise, if you want to buy one all done, they are all over the internet. Even Ebay.
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    Does anyone here have experience with the Jang brand seeders?
    I found these as an alternative to a jd 71. JD 71 are a little harder to find up here especially in decent condition. I have found one long term positive review(6 years and no problems) just curious if anyone else has heard of these and what your experience has been with them.

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