created by conor crickmore
Easy, quick, and perfectly straight plantings every time. This ensures even growth and fast cultivation.
The gridder is a rolling dibbler used to lay out or create a grid for your plantings. It is also used to make straight lines before direct seeding or using a paperpot transplanter.
Even and straight plantings are more productive and easier to cultivate.
The gridder creates perfect, evenly spaced plantings on a 30" bed. Each spool is related to the number of rows you intend to plant on the bed. Thus when you wish to plant two rows, you would use a 2 row spool.
To figure out standard plant spacing, you need only divide the bed by the number of rows. So for 2 rows, the calculation is 30” bed /2 rows = 15”. Thus a 2 row spool spaces plantings 15” apart in the bed. Obviously in-row spacing and row spacing are identical for even plantings.
You can now figure out any spacing, but doing the calculation is completely unnecessary as the Gridder will perfectly space your plantings.
3 rows on a 30" bed (30/3=10") Rows are 10" apart.
4 rows on a 30" bed (30/4=7.5") Rows are 7.5" apart
Static Spools are the right choice
Conor decided on static spools because it just made the most sense. For a 30" bed there are no other spacings.
Accurate - It is only possible to get both precise row and in-row spacing with permanent spools.
Fast - To move between different spacings, no tools are required; just grab and go.
Efficient - It is dumb simple to relate a planting task to workers.
Simple - There is no need for any other spacing on a 30" bed
Adjustable Dibblers are Inefficient because
* They are always inaccurate
* Usually Require Tools and more importantly, Time to Change
* Difficult, if not impossible, to transfer planting directions to workers