How To Make Seed Tape

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I am really excited to share this time saving gardening tip with you today. I believe the last one that I shared was the diy handheld seed sower tool and before that the diy seed planting board. If you liked those posts then you are definitely going love these diy seed tapes.

What is a seed tape? It is just a fancy name for a long strip of biodegradable tape, that has seeds attached on it that you plant in your garden. It helps with plant spacing and saves time as well as energy as you do not have to worry about thinning out your seedlings once they are established.

How To Make Seed Tape
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • seeds
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • pen or marker
  • glue
  • measuring tape
  • ziploc bag
  • empty box

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1.

Cut your paper towel into strips.

Step 2.

How To Make Seed Tapes

Label your tape with the type of seeds.

Step 3.

Refer to the back of the pack for thinning
spacing recommendations and mark those on the tape.

Step 4.

How To Make Seed Tapes

Drop some glue on each of the marks on your
tape, and then a single seed on top of that.

Step 5.

Allow to dry overnight, and then store your tape.

Personally, if I had to choose between using toilet paper or paper towel for my tape, paper towel wins. If you are using paper towels its better to cut vertical shorter strips than longer ones which are a pain in the you know where, when it comes to storage. Store in a ziploc bag or box, in a cool and dry place.  If you want to use longer tapes, go ahead and watch the video below on tips on how to store those.

You can watch the video below on how to make seed tape…

You can watch the video below on another way to make seed tapes…


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