【課題】 例えば瓜科植物の略偏平楕円形状の種子Ａを 育苗トレイＴの各セルＣ内に充填された床土Ｂに播種す るとき、各種子Ａの方向を揃えて自動的に播種すること ができる播種装置を提供する。
【解決手段】 種子放出部８１の下方側に、種子Ａの方 向を揃えて下方に滑らせる凹状案内路９１をもつ播種体 ９を設けた。
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a seeding apparatus mounted, under a seed discharge section, with a seeding element having such a recessed guide channel as to make seeds parallel with one another and allow them to slide downward, thus designed to obviate the necessity of seed orientation control after seeding and enable seeding quickly onto proper spots, and suitable for e.g. flat ellipsoidal seeds of cucurbitaceous plants. SOLUTION: When bed soil B packed in the respective cells C of a raising seedling tray T is for example, to be sown with flat ellipsoidal seeds A of a cucurbitaceous plant, there is equipped, under a seed discharge section 81, a seeding element 9 having such a recessed guide channel 91 as to make seeds parallel with one another and allow them to slide downward. It is preferable that the seeding element 9 is mounted with a means 10 to apply vibrations thereto.