Spreading Seed

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MVFoodForest, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. MVFoodForest

    MVFoodForest Hatching

    Jan 29, 2012
    We have about 5 acres of land that we need to seed . My husband has it in his head that he'll just do it by hand . My thinking is that doing it by hand you're going to waste a lot of seed b, over seeding certain spots and under seeding others . I think we should get a seed spreader . Am I just totally wrong here or is it worth getting the spreader?

    Now here is the next question if using a spreader is worth while . Our property isn't perfectly smooth , a little bumpy . What's the best type to use , handheld or push type ?

  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    One time I had to do that without a seed spreader. I sat on the back of the pickup truck with the tailgate down and a bag of pasture seed.
    My Mother drove really slow across the fields and I threw it out. It worked. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    If you have a riding mower, get a pull behind drop spreader, and mix the seed with pelletized lime.

    That way you will get it spread evenly without a lot of effort

    5 acres is too much to try and do by hand, and still hope to get good results

    You can usually find these on Craig's List for around $100


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