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Growing seedlings



Some herbs and vegetables we love to eat grow from extremely small seeds, like the size of a salt grain.  Planting these small seeds with precision can be expensive. 

In Salinas, CA, ARS developed a simple hand-operated planter, “Slide Hammer Seeder,” which can efficiently seed a variety of small-seeded herbs and vegetables. 

The Slide Hammer Seeder can be assembled using simple materials, and is useful for both farmers and home gardeners to more precisely grow their fruits and vegetables. Watch the video to learn how.


* Image courtesy of USDA

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