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After looking through many of the popular garden posts from the last year, I found that this was one of the more popular posts. It’s not cold and dreary in Vermont yet, but it’s only a matter of time!
This post was originally appeared before this year’s growing season, scroll down to the bottom to see my results!
We’re having a cold, dreary day here in Vermont. It’s been raining on and off and I’ve even noticed a few snow flurries. Not the day to be working outside. Instead I have an inside project. I’m sure you’ve seen the seed tape they sell in catalogs. Designed to help you plant those very small seeds like carrots so you don’t have to do as much thinning. Did you know you can also make these easily at home?
Here’s what you’ll need:
Flour paste – ¼ cup flour and enough water to make a paste.
Strips of paper to make the tape, you can use black and white newspaper, single-ply toilet paper or a thin paper bag.
Something to dab the glue on such as a small paintbrush or a toothpick.
Start by making the paste, start with the flour and add enough water until you have the consistency of a paste.
Check your seed packet for the recommendations as to how far apart the seeds should be planted.
For most seeds you will just need to lay the tape down in your garden and lightly cover it with soil. Water and watch the seeds grow! The paper will eventually decompose and you’ll never see it again.
Here are the results, it was a successful year for carrots and the seed tape process.