Making seed tape

Thu. Mar. 23, 2017

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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!

Seedtape

Seedtape

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.

 

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