DIY Seed Tape

Finally something I’m early for in the garden. Seed tapes!

Huh? Seed tape?

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Ok so maybe toilet paper seed squares is a better term since I broke them up.

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You need:
– cheap dye free toilet paper
– glue that is water dissolvable.
– seeds
Optional: food coloring.

I chose to use food coloring so I would know where the glue dot was, and so later I know the seed spacing.

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As an FYI mixing food coloring into a whole bottle of glue is not easy, and is downright annoying. But, I don’t have to mix glue and color every time I make seed tapes (and I have less red fingers). The color does not matter, but I got red so I can use it later for red velvet cake.

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Determine the seed spacing then add seeds.

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I used tweezers. Yeah the nails don’t help. You should hear me type!

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Once all the seeds are in place, place a sheet of toilet paper on the top. Let dry.
Then place seed tapes in a bag with the seed packet (you were wondering how to tell them apart huh?).

I also over seeded each one. You’re never going to get 100% germination. If you do, please tell me how.

Finally I broke the sheets apart to allow succession planting. These ‘tapes’ work for carrots, beets, parsnips, or any other small seed that can easily be washed away, or just need to be barely covered and birds like to steal them.

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About sm1372

First time homeowner attempting to make the most out of the benefits of having a yard and a love of food and cooking.

Posted on September 17, 2012, in Garden and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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