The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Seed cloths

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1964. A seed-cloth for light seeds (fig. 542.) is an useful article for the seed-grower. The cloth may be of any size; but one three feet or four feet wide, and ten feet or twelve feet long, will be found most convenient, where there is a great number of different seeds to be dried. Sew the edges of the cloth to a cord on all the four sides, and in each angle introduce a loop or a ring (a). For every cloth have four pins (b), each having a hook near the top on which to hang the loop or ring; the pins are pointed at each end, that they may enter easily into the ground, and have a cross-piece about a foot from the top to prevent them from going in too far, and from being drawn too much to one side by the tension of the cloth.