Click below to listen to my Garden Bite radio show: Making seed tape
Making seed tape is a fun (cheap and a little messy) way to get your kids involved in gardening. And what kid doesn’t like messy!
Flour, water, seed and newspaper, that’s it! Oh and some salt.
Mix a 1/2 cup of flour with enough water to a consistency of thick gravy. Follow packet directions for seed spacing. Use a toothpick to apply the “glue” to the seed and newspaper. You may want to try this a few times till you get the hang of how much to use!
Let the “glue” dry then roll up those 1 inch wide strips of newspaper, pack them in ziploc baggies with some salt to absorb moisture and you’re good to go! You can also try adding a tablespoon of powdered milk or a paper towel and stuff that in the baggie to absorb moisture.
When you’re ready to plant the seeds outdoors, just make a line in your soil, unroll the tape and dampen in. Cover with a little soil (follow packet directions) and keep moist.