How to Build a Homemade Corn Planter

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Things You'll Need

  • 1-inch PVC pipe

  • Marker

  • Hacksaw

  • Scissors

  • 2-liter plastic bottle

  • Duct tape

Future rewards from your corn garden

Planting your garden with corn can be a long and arduous process without the proper tools. Tractors and commercial corn planters are the quickest methods of planting, but a homemade corn planter offers a much cheaper option. You can create a simple corn planter that prevents you from bending over every time you want to plant a new seed. With this planter, you can hold a handful of corn seeds in one hand while digging divots and planting seeds with the other.


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Step 1

Stand a length of 1-inch PVC pipe on the ground in front of you.

Step 2

Measure from the ground up to chest height on the PVC pipe and make a black line with a marker.

Step 3

Cut the PVC pipe at the black marker line using a hacksaw.

Step 4

Cut off one end of the PVC pipe at a 45-degree angle.


Step 5

Cut the top 3 inches off of a plastic 2-liter bottle.

Step 6

Place the pouring end of the plastic 2-liter bottle on top of the straight end of the PVC pipe.

Step 7

Tape the homemade 2-liter bottle funnel securely to the straight end of the PVC pipe using a generous amount of duct tape.


Step 1

Place the angled tip of the corn planter into the soil in front of you and press against the pointed portion of the PVC pipe with your foot to create a small divot in the ground.


Step 2

Drop a few seeds into the plastic bottle funnel and allow them to fall down the PVC pipe into the hole you created.

Step 3

Pull the corn seed planter away from the hole where the seeds were deposited.

Step 4

Cover the hole with soil from the edge of the divot using your feet.