Use a Shaker for Planting Small Seeds: You can also add sand to the seed in the jar

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Use a Shaker for Planting Small Seeds

By abhege
July 26, 2013

For those tiny seeds that are hard not to sow too thickly, like carrots and radishes, use one of the large spice shakers you buy at the store. After it's empty, wash thoroughly and dry. Add your seeds and shake gently.

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Name: Deb
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Jul 25, 2013 6:35 PM CST
As a carrier for the seed, and that also lets you see where you have planted. Additional plus, if your seedlings are slug-bait, they allegedly don't like to crawl across the sand (although I've never found that to be much of a deterrent...)
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Name: Arlene
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Jul 25, 2013 7:06 PM CST
The sand is a good idea. My eyesight is not what it used to be!

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