Seed tape is a great way to plant small seeds, but the selection available in the stores is quite small. In this episode, Cindy shows you how to make your own seed tape using everyday materials found in your home.
How to Make Seed Tape:
1. Use a tape measure to decide hoe long you would like the tape to be.
2. Use that measurement to cut a strip of 2-ply toilet tissue.
3. Cut the strip in half, lengthwise.
4. Pull the plys of tissue apart, leaving you with 2 very thin pieces of paper.
5. Fold the paper in half lengthwise, making sure to crease the folded edge well.
6. To make the flour paste, put 1/4 cup all-purpose flour in a small dish and add 3 T. of water (1 T. at a time) making sure to stir in each addition with a popsicle stick. Once all the water is added, the paste should be very thick.
7. Choose the seeds you would like to turn into seed tape. On the back of the package, see how far apart the plants should ultimately be. Use that measurement and place blobs of flour paste along one edge of the tissue paper.
8. Place 1 or 2 seeds into the flour paste. Once all the seeds are placed, fold the tissue in half, along the crease, and press the seeds/paste mixture into the paper.
9. Mark the name of the seed on a piece of paper and attach it to the seed tape.
(In this episode, Cindy used Watermelon and French Breakfast Radish seeds, Broccoli Raab seeds, Blended Colors and Little Fingers Carrot seeds, Chiogga and Golden Beet seeds.)
Plant and Trees in Cindy's Garden:
- Dogwood Tree
- Golden Delicious Apple Tree
- Cherry Tree
- Red & Yellow Raspberries