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Japanese Drop Seeder Package

$499.00 $399.00

Quickly and accurately seed all 264 holes of the paper chain pot in seconds.

The drop seeder package comes with four seed plates – 3mm, 4.5mm, 4.5mm Skip Cell, 8mm.  All plates are 3mm thick.

 

In stock (can be backordered)

 

Description

We recently launched a brand new and improved drop seeder – the Kwik Klik™️

We highly recommend the new seeder over the older-style Japanese seeder.

If you have any questions, please contact us – 877.850.1555 or hello@paperpot.co

 

Quickly and accurately seed all 264 holes of the paper chain pot in seconds.

Just imagine seeding 264 holes one by one by hand versus seeding all 264 holes in one quick step.  The drop seeder is another piece of appropriate technology that saves you money by decreasing labor and controlling seed waste.

While not a required piece of equipment, when combined with the rest of the paperpot system you will see increased efficiency and time savings.

The drop seeder package comes with four seed plates – 3mm, 4.5mm, 4.5mm Skip Cell, 8mm.  All plates are 3mm thick.

 

HOW TO SELECT THE CORRECT DROP SEEDER PLATE

1. Start by noting the shape of the seed:

    • Round – like kale
    • Rough – like beets
    • Elongated – like lettuce
    • Triangular – like onions

In general round and triangular seeds perform better in the drop seeder than rough or elongated seeds.

If seeds are rough (beet) or elongated (lettuce), then you will have better success using a pelleted version of that seed especially if you are going for singulation.

 

2.  Determine the seed size.

Use the chart below to determine your seed’s size or to compare with the seed you are using.

Tiny seeds like amaranth and basil will work in the seeder, but based on our trials static electricity creates some issues, so with tiny seeds like amaranth, it may be easier to seed by hand AND/OR switch to pelleted seed.

 

ACTUAL MEASURED SEED SIZES

 

3.  How many seeds do you want per cell?.

  • 1 seed per cell – Try to match the hole diameter to the seed size.  Make sure that the hole diameter is larger than the seed size.
  • Multiple seeds per cell – Oversize the seed plate to allow it to hold multiple seeds.

All seeds plates are 3mm thick.

If seeds are rough (beet) or elongated (lettuce), then you will have better success using a pelleted version of that seed especially if you are going for singulation.

If you want to singulate small seeds (less than 3.0mm in size), then you need to get pelleted seed, because even with a 2mm plate you are likely to get 2-4 seeds per cell.

 

4.  Select a Drop Seeder Plate:

Please note seed size varies widely and the crops listed below are suggested crops for each size plate.  Please use measurements and the chart to select the correct plate size.

  • 3mm: designed for smaller seeds such as onions, shallots, and radish.
  • 4.5mm: designed for most pelleted seeds such as Salanova.  It also works well with spinach, cilantro, and beets.
  • 8mm: designed for larger seeds and microgreens with the ability to put down a lot of seed in one drop.  Learn more about using the drop seeder for microgreens.
  • 4.5mm Skip: With only 132 holes this plate is designed to seed every other cell of a paperchain giving you the ability to create in row spacings of 8″ or 12″.  4.5mm is the perfect size for Salanova.

Additional information

Weight8 oz
Dimensions29 × 16 × 3 in

4 reviews for Japanese Drop Seeder Package

  1. Patty Gentry

    Works well and quickly. I like it for radish and pelleted seeds.

  2. Michael

    This is a must have for any grower!!

  3. Sean Sutton

    It is an oldie but a goodie. If you are on the fence this is a great purchase while you are waiting for the new one to come out

  4. Patrick Emmanuel Sullivan

    Fantastic quality compared to other drop seeder on the market. Very smooth and seems sturdy.

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