How to Build a Homemade Corn Planter

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How to Build a Homemade Corn Planter
Future rewards from your corn garden (corn image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Planting your garden with corn can be a long and arduous process without the proper tools. Tractors and commercial corn planters are the quickest methods of planting, but a homemade corn planter offers a much cheaper option. You can create a simple corn planter that prevents you from bending over every time you want to plant a new seed. With this planter, you can hold a handful of corn seeds in one hand while digging divots and planting seeds with the other.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1-inch PVC pipe
  • Marker
  • Hacksaw
  • Scissors
  • 2-liter plastic bottle
  • Duct tape

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Instructions

    Construction

  1. 1

    Stand a length of 1-inch PVC pipe on the ground in front of you.

  2. 2

    Measure from the ground up to chest height on the PVC pipe and make a black line with a marker.

  3. 3

    Cut the PVC pipe at the black marker line using a hacksaw.

  4. 4

    Cut off one end of the PVC pipe at a 45-degree angle.

  5. 5

    Cut the top 3 inches off of a plastic 2-liter bottle.

  6. 6

    Place the pouring end of the plastic 2-liter bottle on top of the straight end of the PVC pipe.

  7. 7

    Tape the homemade 2-liter bottle funnel securely to the straight end of the PVC pipe using a generous amount of duct tape.

    Use

  1. 1

    Place the angled tip of the corn planter into the soil in front of you and press against the pointed portion of the PVC pipe with your foot to create a small divot in the ground.

  2. 2

    Drop a few seeds into the plastic bottle funnel and allow them to fall down the PVC pipe into the hole you created.

  3. 3

    Pull the corn seed planter away from the hole where the seeds were deposited.

  4. 4

    Cover the hole with soil from the edge of the divot using your feet.

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