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Home OUTDOOR In Season Make Toilet Paper Seed Tape

This easy-to-make seed tape takes the guesswork out of planting and is a great project for kids to tackle.

Materials Needed

  • toilet paper, paper towels or napkins
  • ruler
  • marker
  • all-purpose glue
  • tweezers (optional)
  • seeds
  • toilet paper or paper towel tube

Step 1: Prepare the “Tape”

Measure

Measure

Start by measuring out a length of toilet paper.

Cut

Cut

If the planting row will be narrow and straight, cut the toilet paper in half lengthwise.

Step 2: Mark Seed Spacing

Measure and Mark

Measure and Mark

Consult the packet of seeds to find out how far apart the seeds should be planted, then use marker or pen to mark each spot where a seed will go.

Glue

Glue

Dab a bit of water-soluble glue on each mark.

Step 3: Glue the Seeds

Prepare the Seeds

Prepare the Seeds

Pour the seeds out onto a plate, then spread them around a little to make them easy to pick up.

Glue the Seeds

Glue the Seeds

Using tweezers (or tiny fingers), pick up a seed and place it on one of the drops of glue. Continue until you’ve placed seeds on all the glue drops. Let dry completely.

Step 4: Store Your Seed Tape

Roll it Up

Roll it Up

Once your seed tape is dry, you can roll it back onto the cardboard toilet paper tube and store it in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to plant.

Store

Store

Try making this easy seed tape at the end of the growing season right after you’ve collected seeds. The cardboard tubes are small enough to fit in a shoebox until you’re ready to plant.

Step 5: Planting Tips

Plant

Plant

To plant, lay the seed tape on the soil surface, weighting it with a rock or stone to keep the wind from moving it. Cover with soil to the depth recommended on the seed packet.

Pack it Down

Pack it Down

Firm the soil to make sure there’s good soil-seed contact.

Water

Water

Water with a fine nozzle to avoid washing the soil away. Keep the soil moist until seedlings appear. If starting seeds indoors, you may wish to cover the container with plastic wrap to aid germination.


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