How To Make and Give Your Own Seed Tapes for the Garden


You can give these pretty seed tapes as a favor or make them for your own garden. It's a fun and inexpensive project that even the kids can do with you.
Gather your favorite seed and some strips cut out of paper grocery bags.
Gather your favorite seed and some strips cut out of paper grocery bags.
Make a 50/50 flour to water paste.
Make a 50/50 flour to water paste.
Spread the flour paste onto the paper bag strips and sprinkle on the flower seeds.
Spread the flour paste onto the paper bag strips and sprinkle on the flower seeds.
For larger seeds, use a dollop of the flour paste instead.
For larger seeds, use a dollop of the flour paste instead.
Once dried, roll up the seed tapes and tape or tie off.
Once dried, roll up the seed tapes and tape or tie off.
Give them to a friend or plant them in your garden!
Give them to a friend or plant them in your garden!
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  • Jane
    on May 1, 2013

    I love this great idea! Hope I can make them for our garden.

  • Carol Collins
    on Aug 11, 2014

    I had an awesome mentor when I was a young bride and first starting out gardening and canning. She would do a "rainy day" project with her grandkids every year and she used cheap 2-ply toilet paper. They would roll it out, seperate the plys, spritz lightly with water and then sprinkle on the seeds. The dampness kept the seeds from moving around and then let the second ply stick back together. It is a material the decomposes easily and the kids loved "helping" grandma and made planting things like carrots with such a tiny seed much easier to do. Sure do miss her. A great example of "green living" at its best.

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