How to Build a Hand-Held Seed Planter

Hand-held seed planters can make gardening easier and a lot more fun.
Hand-held seed planters can make gardening easier and a lot more fun.

It’s amazing how seemingly modest inventions can make a huge difference. I’m not talking about fancy, huge machinery; I’m referring to simple machines with simple concepts. Truth be told, they have revolutionized how some things work – such as in gardening.

Nothing too complicated - a simple machine with a simple concept made to make gardening simpler.
Nothing too complicated – a simple machine with a simple concept made to make gardening simpler.

Hand planters, for example, are very helpful. This means you won’t have to bend all the way down, or crouch, to sow and plant seeds. You get your work is done in a systematic manner minus the back pain.

If you’re looking for something that can help you plant small to medium-sized seeds, here’s a project for you. This hand-held seed planter is easy to make. With very basic material needs, it’s fairly inexpensive, too.

Materials:

  • 1 pc ½” PVC, 48” long (or depending on your height)
  • 2 pcs inline-T fitting
  • 1 pc 8” tubing
  • 1 pc 5 ½” tubing
  • 1 pc elbow
  • 1 pc 6” tubing
  • 1 pc Tapered wooden plug
  • 1 pc long, narrow bolt (cut the head off)
  • 2 pcs washers
  • 2 pcs nuts
  • 1 pc tin can
  • Duct tape
  • Glue

Tools:

  • Drill

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A special shout out to Sensible Survival for this project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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