Make Your Own Seed Tape
Seed tape is a great product for planting that has seeds embedded right into it. It’s perfect for planting tiny seeds like carrot that are difficult to space in the garden.
The “tape” is made of bio-degradable paper which is planted directly into your garden. I love using seed tape, although it tends to be pricey. But you can make your own seed tape for a fraction of the cost of pre-made tape.
Seed tape has several advantages. No seed is wasted; the seeds are embedded into the paper tape one at a time and are perfectly spaced and ready to go into the garden. This also means that no thinning is required. They are especially useful for tiny seeds which can be difficult to plant such as radish, carrot, lettuce or parsnip.
The seeds are spaced at the distance you'll want them to grow in the garden.
Planting the tape in the garden is as easy as laying it on the prepared bed and covering lightly with soil. Be sure to keep moist.
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Published April 19th, 2014 9:00 AM
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