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Project by justjoel posted 03-08-2013 11:14 PM 1007 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I was getting ready to cut up empty bleach and dishwasher soap bottles for markers for my seed trays, I noticed that the handles were sort of funnel shaped (a la Dr. Seuss, maybe), and thought I might give them a try as seed placer funnels. I’ll use them the first time this weekend as I prep more starts for my new, almost finished seed starting station that I’ve built in my shed (posting later this weekend).

Does anyone else use something like this?

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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posted 03-08-2013 11:24 PM

They look great!
I don’t use bleach or dishwashing soap so we’ll have to see a wood version if your idea works.
Planting already! – nice…

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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justjoel

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posted 03-08-2013 11:29 PM

Yeah, don’t give me any ideas, re: carving them out of wood. I’ve got enough to carve/build/dig/haul, as it is. :-)

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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daltxguy

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posted 03-09-2013 12:09 AM

Didn’t mean to add work. Perfecting a monocoque out of wood should best be left to Renovo cycles.

So, I just usually use a folded piece of paper…

-- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. - Thoreau

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justjoel

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posted 03-09-2013 12:13 AM

Yeah, you might notice, in the lead photo, the cut out corner from a seed envelope, what I’ve used in the past, and well revert back to if my Seussian funnels don’t work well.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-09-2013 10:12 AM

well isn’t this creative
hmmm I wonder what other purposes these handles can be used for .. hmmm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-09-2013 12:15 PM

Those funnels look very clever, Joel. I hope they work for you. I just use my hands to sow seeds or, like Daltxguy, I will use a folded piece of scrap paper if the seeds are really small.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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justjoel

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posted 03-17-2013 10:00 PM

Well, I didn’t use them with the seed starting activities – just used my little scoup like daltxguy describes. Since I’m not fond of throwing stuff away, I’ll see if they have other uses, but as my fingers still work, I’ll likely not but using these in the garden – they’re unnecessary for larger seeds, and because they are a little static-electrically charged, smaller seeds stick. C’est la vie…

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-18-2013 09:48 AM

live and learn! I bet you come up with something clever for them

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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mmh

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posted 03-22-2013 02:06 AM

Quite resourceful and ingenious! I really like this idea. It looks like it would be a unique tool sold at garden stores for several dollars each. The simple plastic form keeps the seeds from catching and it’s waterproof! Alas, how can one prevent the static electricity problem? Maybe mixing the seeds with some sand would help allow them to flow through evenly and also show the seed easier.

I also cut off gallon plastic milk jugs so that the opening is about 5” wide and use them as carry-along buckets for multi-purpose needs like carrying water, soil, tools, or storing designated odd ends/tools in them for various projects as needed and they are quite sturdy yet disposable/recyclable. You can even gently crush them to pack and transport to the beach and using warm water to reshape, they become beach combing buckets.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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