Seed Tape

MATERIALS

  • Seeds. (Carrot, radish, beetroot or parsnip seeds are great but any seeds will do.)
  • Ruler.
  • Pencil.
  • Paper towels.
  • 1/4 cup plain flour.
  • 2 tablespoons warm water.
  • Small paint brush.
  • Marker pen.
  • Scissors.
  • Tweezers. Optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Take a length of paper and cut it to a width of about 4cm. Fold in half lengthways and then unfold again.
  2. Read the seed packet and see how far apart each seed needs to be planted, then take your ruler and pencil and carefully make a dot on the paper where each seed should go. Do this on 1 side of the folded line.
  3. Mix the flour and water together to make a paste and then use the paint brush to put a little dot of glue on each pencil mark.
  4. Using the tweezers or you fingers put a single seed on each dot of glue.
  5. Re-fold the paper lengthways, pressing down gently so the two side stick together. Hang to dry.
  6. Once fully dry roll the seed tape up and store it in an airtight container or bag.
  7. Make sure you make the container with the type of seed, when to plant it and the date you made it!