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Garden Without The Back Strain with this DIY Seed Gun

Everyone loves a good backyard garden, but hunching over a pile of dirt to plant all of your seeds isn’t much fun. If you want to take some of the back bending out of the equation, this PVC seed gun should do the trick.

ThinkMan’s Blog shares the tutorial for this clever contraption. You’ll need to cut the end of a PVC pipe into a “V” shape to dig into the soil, and close it off with a retractable metal flipper. Once you’re finished, you can drop a seed or two in a funnel at the top so they slide down the pipe, then just pull the trigger to open up the flipper and release it into the soil. This is probably over-engineered if you’re just planting a small herb garden, but it’s perfect if you have a bigger yard and want to do a little more landscaping.

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That is pretty sweet. I love low-tech, clever hacks like this. I won’t have a garden of my own for several more years, but I love the idea that this even exists.

Everyone loves a good backyard garden, but hunching over a pile of dirt to plant all of your seeds isn't much fun. If you want to take some of the back bending out of the equation, this PVC seed gun should do the trick.

For extreme gardeners, shotgun shells full of seed

An oddball Indiegogo campaign wants you to get your shotgun, fire Flower Shells into your garden, and wait for the daisies.

Gardening too boring for you? Just add a shotgun.

If you believe this Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, there’s a new way to sow your seeds: blasting them into the soil with a 12-gauge.

Flower Shell is a shotgun shell filled with flower seeds that will produce anything from daisies to sunflowers to poppies to meadow flowers.

“Imagine a shotgun shell that gives life instead of taking it,” reads the Indiegogo campaign page. “Imagine fields of meadow flowers and sunflowers. Imagine gardening as something fun.”

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Of course, things are always more fun with guns.

It sounds like a joke, but developer Per Cromwell of Studio Total, associated with the iRock iPad-charging rocking chair that we saw a year ago, insists it’s legit.

The shells contain a reduced amount of gunpowder and should be treated like regular ammunition, according to the campaign, which is aiming to raise $4,000.

Cromwell says the shotgun seed shells actually work, too.

“Walking through a field of meadow flowers, cornflowers, daisies and poppies an early summer Sunday morning made me realize this was working,” he writes.

“This flourishing field was my creation, it was all done with 142 shotgun shells. Finally I’ve cracked it, I was done. It worked.”

Creating life with a gun. This godlike ability can be yours for only $50 for a set of four shells (peony, poppy, or cornflower) at the campaign page here.

Check out the video below of the Flower Shell scattering meadow flower seeds.

An oddball Indiegogo campaign wants you to get your shotgun, fire Flower Shells into your garden, and wait for the daisies.