DIY Soil Tamper – Plant Seeds Easily
DIY Creative Gardening! It may look simple, but this tamper is surprisingly useful in the garden when planting seeds!
For Your Tamper You Need
1 x cupboard handle
1 x 187mm x 140mm x 20mm piece of wood
Saw, drill and 4mm drill bit, screwdriver, tape measure, pencil
How To Make Your Tamper
- Measure the wood and cut it to size. Our measurements fit the seedling trays we use most often, but you can change them to fit your seedling trays. Find the middle of the plank, measuring from long edge to long edge. Draw a faint line. Measure the handle, from screw hole to screw hole. Make marks on the line drawn in step 2 corresponding to the handle.
- Drill holes at these intersecting points. Countersink the holes to hide the screw heads.
- Screw the handle to the plank.
How To Use
- Fill a seed tray with a potting soil/palm coir mix at a 4:1 ratio.
- Use your seed tamper to tamp down the soil.
- Make holes in the soil and pop in a seed. We used Cucumber ‘Muncher’ from Living Seeds in this case.
- Cover the seeds, then use your tamper to firm down the soil.