|Carrot seeds are not very fun to sow because they are so stinkin' small.|
You will need:
- Flour and water...to make a paste like thick paint
- A paint brush
- Strips of toilet paper(TP) or black and white newspaper in measured lengths (mine are 2' and 4' long)
- A yard stick or ruler (Mine is a 4' long metal ruler I found at a thrift store)
- Tweezers (needle point type work best)
- Seeds...carrots, lettuce or other smaller seeds are good for this method...even flower seeds!
- A place work and a place to lay the strips to dry.
First blend the flour and water paste together until most of the lumps are out of it.
|Gee, lets make paper mache'!|
Lay out your strips of paper next to the ruler.
|You have got to get one of these rulers! They are so cool!|
|Just a thin layer will do|
With the paint brush paint the flour paste down the center of the paper. We're not making pancakes here so be sure you don't slobber the paste on the paper too thick. A nice even layer to hold the folded sides of the paper together when you press them down over the seed.
|Spacing seeds every 2 inches.|
Place seeds at proper spacing on the pasted portion of the paper using the ruler as your guide
|Folding again and pressing over the seeds to stick them in place.|
Once all your seeds are placed on the strip of paper, fold it over length wise and gently press down to seal the sides together.
Once you have it all pressed down you can set it aside to dry on a countertop or other surface that the damp strips won't harm.
|Clothes drying racks...another favorite thing.|
When the strips are completely dry just roll them up and store them until its time to plant them. Oh don't forget to mark those seed tape rolls so you know what they are or you will forget. Trust me.
There you have it...how to make seed tapes.