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« on: June 20, 2012, 11:16:10 AM »

Well, I have found that if Donald likes it then, I probably will too.  Once again I have not been disapointed.  I ordered mine with the pistol grip handles and the offset handle brackets.  The offset brackets allow you to walk beside your row instead of on top of the row.  I got this a week ago and planted some PEPHPs.  When you plant seeds you really can not tell what kind of job it did until they come up.  I attached some pictures of my results.  It takes a little getting use to walking beside the row and trying to push this thing in a straight line.  Yes I know it is not perfect but that is my fault not the planters.  I must say this planter makes it real easy to sow your seeds in no time flat.

Once again, Thanks Donald!
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 11:40:09 AM »

okay,you've put the last nail in the planter coffin for me....i am convinced that i need one for next year....where did you order it from and how much $ did it set you back?...
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 12:18:11 PM »

I have one too. I planted some Colossus Crowders with mine, and the results were outstanding.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 12:19:29 PM »

Hi 2010-

I got it at easydigging.com

 http://www.easydigging.com/Garden_Cultivator/seeder_planter.html?gclid=CIiN86nD3bACFQaxnQodcHJo2Q  



I did not have the wheel hoe so I had to buy a Wheel Hoe and the planter attachment plus the offset brackets.  I also bought all the seed plates that were available.  I spent just under $400.00 delivered.  Since I have a heavy clay soil I do not plan on using this as a cultivator or weeder.  That being said, if your soil is sandy the weeder / cultivator would probably work pretty good.
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 01:23:31 PM »

There are two things Iíve found that the planter doesnít like.  The first are large chunks of dirt and the second is wet soil but I donít know of any walk behind that does.  On a well prepared seed bed it does an outstanding job.  It also handles the small seeds really well.  Itís a winner in my book.

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »


   Hey Mudfish

   Congrats on the new toy. Have to admit I been eyeing it also for next year. I too have found things Donald likes I like to .

   Have A Great Planting

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 01:36:36 PM »

Boy that Planter did a First Class Job of dropping those php seed, one could not ask for any better job than this,

Thanks for the Pictures

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 02:33:52 PM »

Congrats Mudfish on your purchase.  I'm going to stick with my trusty ole Earthway, just wish it had come with a squash plate.  Roy
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 06:58:37 PM »

Mudfish, I love mine, & couldn't believe the amount of seed used and the precise spacing vs the earthway we used for many years.
Donald, crop debrise wrecks havoc like any walk-behind planter, but its easy to see the seed falling as you move down the row.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 12:19:03 AM »

looks nice, but i can't get one, It would put my 5 year old Elijah, plum out of work. All he wants to do is plant seed and water with the hose.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 06:19:45 AM »

Why do you have to purchase the Wheel Hoe instead of just handles?
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 08:03:43 AM »

Hi Bushwaker-

The planter attachment does not include the front steel wheel and a powder coated plate / yoke assembly.  The planter is specifically design to attach to a complete hoe.  All you do is remove the cultivator prongs or weeder setup and attach the planter where they were attached.  I understand your concern.  I did not really want to spend the money for the cultivator/weeder since I will probably never use those.  For me, the cost of this thing is worth the time not spent poking seeds into the ground one at a time.  Once you get the seeder plate that you need installed this thing sticks 'em in the ground real quick.

A little off topic - Last fall I found Donald's videos on Youtube.  I had gardened some in the past and gave it up because of all the required work.  I know I am not telling ya'll anything you do not already know.  Once I saw how easy it could be to do a garden if you have the right tools I decided to give it a go again.  So this year has been all about acquiring anything I need to make the job easier.  It is finally starting to pay off.  I pulled up all my potatos and the first planting of corn several weeks ago and decided to do PHPs.  Once I got the old foilage gone it only took about three hours to disc up 4 rows, rebuild the 4 rows with the row hippers, plant all 4 rows and turn on the sprinkler.   I remember thinking at the time that I can now actually garden kinda like Donald without allot of the effort I use to have to put in.  Along the same line I assembled my Taylor Pea Sheller that I bought last fall 2 days ago.  Yesterday I went out and picked about 5 gallons of zipper peas and ran them through the machine.  That took maybe 5 minutes and I had a bucket of fresh peas.  I guess I'm getting to old to do it all manually but the new fangled way of doing it is GREAT!
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 08:34:55 AM »

 "Hey Mudfish

   Congrats on the new toy. Have to admit I been eyeing it also for next year. I too have found things Donald likes I like to .

   Have A Great Planting"


Wait till you try that Heron Hoe
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 09:06:21 AM »

Hi Neal-

You are going to have to pry the Hooke & Crooke Heron out of my cold dead fingers if you want mine.  Now after about 20 hours of experience I can make weeds just fly up out of the ground.  Like I said it is all about having the right stuff.

When I look at my 'ol fashion plane 'ol hoe the only thing I can think of to use it for is to shorten snakes about 2 inches.
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »

Thanks MudFish. I'm about the same way. Last year I had an acre of mostly Johnsongrass and dove weed with a little corn and peas mixed in. This year's effort is clean as a whistle and a lot more enjoyable, although The Donald has caused me to spend a lot of money. I'm sure I will be spending more on the Hoss planter.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 02:07:44 PM »

I don't mean to change the subject, but that's the best garden hand tool (Hook & Crooke Heron) I ever seen Wink
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