Thursday, January 15, 2009

How to make seed tape

Seed Tape
If you notice a lot of seed vendors sell seed tape but at a very hefty price. You also have to stick with whatever varieties of seeds they have. It's very easy to make your own and you can use whatever seeds you like.
Here's what you will need:

Newspaper, toilet tissue or pre-cut seed tape paper
Elmer's Glue OR Glue Stick
Waterproof Marker

If you do not want to mess with using newspaper or toilet tissue, you can order just the seed tape paper at: You will want to cut your newspaper or TP into 2 in long strips.You will want to check the spacing requirements on the type of seed you are using.
Using your ruler, mark off the correct intervals with a waterproof marker.
Drop your glue on the designated spots or use your glue stick. Place seeds over glue spots. Allow to dry 24 hours
Trust me, this makes planting flower and small seeds so easy in the spring.

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