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Flat dibbler with ideas for variations

publication date: May 1, 2020
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A bunch of years ago I worked on a farm where we paid big bucks for a pair of tray dibblers to go along with a new vacuum seeder. As soon as they arrived I realized that they were so simple in concept that I really should have just built my own. Maybe 15 years later I still haven’t gotten around to it.

Megan French from Boundless Farmstead near Bend, Oregon, posted these dibblers she built on Instagram and reminded me that I need to get my act together. On their farm they’re typically seeding 30 to 100 trays per week with a vacuum seeder. To get evenly dibbled holes before making the dibbler boards they were using a single bolt with a nut and washer to set the depth. One. Cell. At. A. Time. Which understandably was slow.

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