Make Your Own Seed Tape

5 Materials
$3
1 Hour
Easy

Making your own seed tape is easy and fun! Why buy those expensive seed tape rolls from the store when you can DIY them?

You'll need: Toilet paper, Water, Flour, Paint Brush, Seeds


Place a Tablespoon of flour into a bowl and mix in just enough water to make a paste. You want it to be about the consistency of pancake batter. This is your glue.


Lay out your toilet paper on a flat surface.

Using the end of your paintbrush, dip it into the flour mixture, then dot the entire length of the toilet paper. Be sure you're spacing the dots to match the planting distance needed for the particular plant you'll be growing. 

Wash your brush end. Next dab the end into water, and then into your seeds. This will pick up a small amount of seeds onto the end of your brush. Place those seeds onto the flour dots. Put 2 - 3 seeds per dot.

Fold the paper in half lengthwise to enclose the seed. 

Let dry completely.  Once dry, roll them up until you're ready to plant.


Dig a furrow

Lay out your seed tape. Cover lightly, water lightly, sit back a relax, but be sure to keep them moist.

Remember to store any unused seed tape in a dry place until you're ready to use it.


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  • Gerri Gerri on Mar 03, 2020

    The rattan on my porch furniture is cracking. Is there anyone out there who has had this issue and repaired the furniture? Where do I get the supplies from? Thanks!!

  • Lisa Price Lisa Price on Mar 03, 2020

    This is an awesome idea. Thank you for the tips. Gonna use this with my grand babies.

  • Alyssia H. Alyssia H. on Apr 09, 2020

    using paper towel instead toilet paper will work?

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  • Shawn Hoffman Shawn Hoffman on Mar 22, 2020

    Wonderful!!! I am SO going to do this!!! Thank you!

    • That's awesome! It's so gratifying to be able to just lay down the "tape" instead of fumbling trying to get the seeds spread apart

  • Marnidarr Marnidarr on Nov 08, 2020

    Just a note to please make sure you use biodegradable paper when planting. Many companies use chemicals to process their toilet paper and paper towels and it's possible for them to leach into the soil and or the plant you're growing. Just a reminder to DIY safely!!

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