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vee333
May 30, 2018 4:32 PM CST
so am starting to plant some seeds in my garden. it's a pretty large garden. and it's taking forever to plant. i do not have a seeder yet. any tips?? thanks
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RpR
May 30, 2018 4:45 PM CST
Well, you can take a black-powder shotgun, prime the charge, fill the barrel with seed, stand at the edge of your garden and let her blast.
Bada boom, bada bang, your done. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 30, 2018 5:18 PM CST
I dump all my seeds into a bucket, mix thoroughly and walk through the garden throwing handfulls hither and yon (Webster defines hither and yon as "in various directions, especially in a disorganized way"). I don't own a shotgun.
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vee333
May 30, 2018 5:25 PM CST
sorry i meant to said vegetable Sighing! garden they need to be planted in rows
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 30, 2018 5:25 PM CST
They do? Now you tell me.
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vee333
May 30, 2018 5:26 PM CST
am really sorry
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vee333
May 30, 2018 5:27 PM CST
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 30, 2018 5:44 PM CST
I'm teasing you. There are no rules anywhere that say vegetables have to be planted in rows. If you are watering with drip, maybe sort of rows. Sprinklers, scatter method works just fine and makes the veggie garden so much more interesting. Smiling

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
May 30, 2018 5:45 PM CST
DaisyI said:They do? Now you tell me.

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greene
May 30, 2018 6:15 PM CST
Hello and welcome. Welcome!
Before you run away...please remember something I told my children. I said, "If the other children are joking with you, it means they like you. The time to worry is when the other children ignore you." We are a friendly bunch here on NGA and sometimes we get carried away, especially after working in the blazing sun all day. *Blush*

@vee333, I am sorry to see you have received flippant answers to your serious question (it just means we like you!!). Since I don't know how large your vegetable garden is, the best serious advice I can offer is to break the garden into sections and plant one section each day. Some things like tomatoes are planted once and will grow and produce all season (in most climates). Other veggies, such as beans, need to be planted every 2 weeks to assure a continuous supply.

Planting seeds can be somewhat backbreaking especially as we get older. If you have something to sit on it makes the job easier.

Mixing small seeds with sand sometimes helps. I use a piece of lumber to make a 'dent' in the garden soil, then sprinkle the seed/sand mixture into the dent. I cover the seeds with either very light, sifted soil or sometimes with a mixture of sifted peat moss and vermiculite. That helps to mark the row. I also put a few radish seeds into the mix. The radishes germinate quickly so I know exactly where the row is and can do my weeding.

I am handicapped so I use all raised beds to make it a bit easier on my back and legs. This is one raised bed planted with rape/canola seeds using the piece of lumber to make a straight planting row.
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Look online in a Google Image search for a "multi dibble board". Using a board makes it very easy to plant things like carrots, spinach, lettuce, etc. You can DIY a few different dibble boards with the pegs set for each type of seed.

Others may be along with helpful answers soon...although I really did like the shotgun idea. Thumbs up Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing


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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
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MindiHammerstone
May 30, 2018 6:30 PM CST
Hi and welcome!!! 😀

What kind of seeds are you planting? A few weeks ago I planted five rows of Zinnias in straitish rows lol!! I would weed a row one day and dig a furrow the next day and then plant. I did that five times. I know what you mean it's back breaking but worth it.

Everyone is really nice and welcoming here. Don't worry about that. Just stick around and have fun. This place has a lot to offer 😀

I like the shotgun way but have no shotgun lol.

Once again, welcome!!

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Mindi
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 30, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Actually Greene, I was quite serious:

https://www.familyfoodgarden.c...
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vee333
May 31, 2018 2:30 PM CST
thanks for the replies right now am planting lettuce Thumbs up
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greene
May 31, 2018 2:45 PM CST
DaisyI said:Actually Greene, I was quite serious:


I hope you don't mind that I have my own opinions as to what is the right/correct way to do things and I speak from personal experience. Posting a link created by some other gardener is not my idea of the best way to do things.
You garden your way; I'll garden my way.
No worries; no problems. Thumbs up

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DaisyI
May 31, 2018 4:11 PM CST
I don't mind at all as long as you remember I have my own opinions and also am answering questions from personal experience. This is a two way street.

I could write a long winded essay or I can post a link to a well written article complete with photos. I chose the latter.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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vee333
May 31, 2018 10:07 PM CST
Actually Greene, I was quite serious:

i like I agree that method i think i'll try it

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 31, 2018 11:21 PM CST
Great! Thumbs up
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

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