Have you ever planted tiny garden seeds like carrot or basil only to have the rain wash them away?
There's a really simple solution that will ensure your seeds germinate right where you've sown them: DIY seed tapes. I'll show you how I make them.
See the complete seed tape tutorial here.
Time: 15 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
Some seeds are so tiny! Carrot seeds should be sown directly in the garden but the rain can wash them away.
Seed tapes solve this problem.
I use a mixture of flour and water to form a paste. The seeds are attached to the tissue with the paste at the required planting distance apart.
Use a thin tissue to make seed tapes. Seed tapes
Store the seed tape in plastic bag until planting time. Sow the tape at the same depth you would sow the seeds. The tissue will break down, leaving the seed to germinate.
It's a simple step, but it works like a charm.
Materials used for this project:
- Kleenex tissue (department store)
- Seeds (garden shop)
- Flour (grocery store)