Originally Posted by thailer
just don't use facebook to sign up or link your account. it will show people certain things on facebook. one friend didn't realize and got quite the scare. i keep mine separate.
No worries. This is the extent of my “social media” memberships.
I was able to google the name and see pictures without joining. Pretty slick looking. Looks built to last. I have a friend with an account inquiring about current pricing and availability. Seems a reasonable price for something that should last me the rest of my seed popping years. Especially considering I wouldn't use it for fresh seeds. Thanks again.
Originally Posted by Chunkypigs
I made one of those seed crackers with an inch slice off a 2x4 then drill two holes like you made for a pipe in junior high. Screw a #10-32 screw down the small hole and put seed under screw in the big hole, apply pressure.
Dude on IG is building something strong enough to crack a black walnut, balsa wood is strong enough to crack weed seeds lol.
Make one for free in 90 seconds.
Check out how giant pumpkin growers start seeds. https://www.bigpumpkins.com/ViewArticle.asp?id=66
Gotta remove the s in the https for that link to work, yet another reason nobody uses ICmag anymore...
Now that I have seen the cracker, I have a better idea of what you are saying - in junior high we just grabbed a toilet paper tube or empty can, lol - and like the idea. But was wondering about sterility. I suppose you could put a removable insert of stainless steel in there to crack upon, or some such surface that's cleanable.
Just not sure about cracking precious seeds on treated wood. But I guess if the seed itself is cleaned/sterilized after, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Whether I buy one or make one, I like the idea.