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Homemade seed tape

gwinnett county, georgia, United States Us

I saw an item recently on-line, a women makes her own seed tapes for tiny seeds. Has anyone ever tried this? She says she takes the paper strips from her office shredder and with flour and water glues tiny seeds at the correct placement onto the strips. Then plants the strips and it breaks down while her sprouts are exactly the correct measure apart. Would this really work? I have a horrible time with tiny seeds like lettuce and carrots. Maybe this would work for me.



I's say this is worth a try - it reminded me of a story I heard as a child where a little dutch girl used flour and water to "glue" 2 types of tulips bulbs together to create a new varity after her old grandfather had tried years to create same without success

4 May, 2009


A bit fiddly but worth a try !!

4 May, 2009


I think it would be easier to mix the seed with sand... but to be honest we just sow the seed and accept having to thin later...

4 May, 2009


It would need more patience than I have!

5 May, 2009


I have bought seed tapes before [Suttons lettuce] that have the seed between two strips of kitchen rol type paper. They are great. Got my youngest to use it to write out her name. it worked a treat.

5 May, 2009


Thanks for the responses. Seed tapes are sooo expensive, maybe I will give this a try next winter when I have some time to spare. : )

8 May, 2009

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