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How do I make homemade seed tape?

Hardiness Zone: 3b

By Joe from BC

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1 cup of water and boil till thick and translucent. This is your "glue." Then cool it.

I use a cheap brand of toilet paper, but I know others use newspaper or paper towels. You want a paper that will rot away quickly in the soil. Use strips for rows or wider pieces for square foot gardening.

Dab the glue at the appropriate spacing for your seed variety -- or closer if you are willing to thin if necessary. You may want to put the glue in a zipper bag and cut off the corner to dispense small dots.

Place a seed on each dab, or several seeds if that kind is a poor germinator like parsnips. (Don't double up on beets or swiss chard as they have multiple seeds in each "seed" already.) Let dry. You may then roll it up and store until ready to plant. Be sure to label the bag if you do this!

Plant at the appropriate depth. Use fine soil to cover the seeds to be sown very near the surface. Keep moist until established.

Enjoy! You can do fun things with this, like alternating seeds of red and green lettuces, purple and green kohlrabi, etc.

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May 25, 20100 found this helpful

P.S. This is a good winter project. Also good for kids. And definitely easier on the back!

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