I am. I am terrible at putting seed down in a straight row…or even anything resembling a “row”!
The reality is I am bad at spacing.
My garden rows often look like I must be blind.
When my teacher brought out this tool a few weeks ago at school to plant garlic I was enamored.
I had to have one. Immediately.
This simply made tool would make my garden soooooo much more organized. I crave those beautifully straight rows with perfectly spaced plants.
I want that garden.
I came home and promtply started planning out how I was going to make my own version.
Lucas and I loaded up and went to Home Depot and picked up good old fashioned 2″x4″x8′ for a nice long row seeder and then a 2″x10″x4′ for a nice garlic and onion seeder.
Then Lucas and I found some dowl rods and started cutting them into about 4 inch long pegs…
He was sooo helpful although I did have to fire him at the end for throwing them all over the isle.
Keep in mind both Home Depot and Lowes will make straight cuts for you all day long for free. Or for the smaller pieces you can use the sawing station HD has available for their customers.
I love these options since I have zero use for really owning my own saw right now. Although I have to admit…I love building.
I may see a saw in my future.
We brought home the goods and I decided that the next step would make a fantastic homeschooling project.
Measuring! I had them measure every 4″ and on the wide board 4 inches on all sides of the lines I drew out.
Lucas was helpful…again. He spent his time munching away on some Lemon Balm and Bok Choy from the garden.
Watching the big kids work…
Once they had it all measured out I started drilling holes in boards…
Then I simply hammered in the pegs…if I had actually remembered to purchase screws I would have gone with that option…
But the seasons won’t wait for me to find time to go to the store again so I just went with what I had and figured I will be making a new model of this come Spring anyway now that I have all kinds of better ideas on what I would like to do next.
After I nailed all of the pegs in it looked like a bit of an odd torture device of some sort…but really it was awesome!
Face it down on the ground and just jump on top…
You pull it up and voila! You have perfectly space holes with which to plant your seeds or bulbs.
Do you see that?! I now have perfectly spaced garlic and onions!!!
It is like magic!
In the Spring I will be making several of these spaced differently and several depths.
And will make my plants and I very happy.
I am sure I will not look like the lazy gardener I am