This post will show you how to create DIY seed tapes for a perfectly spaced garden!
A few years ago I found some of my favourite veggie seeds sold in seed tapes. I quickly became a HUGE fan and have been purchasing them every year since.
Seed tapes making planting a breeze, simply lay down the tape and you have perfectly spaced seeds in under a minute. But they’re expensive, at least 50% more, and only available for certain seeds.
I decided to make my own seed tapes for my entire garden and you can too! Follow the tutorial below for DIY Seed tapes.
How to Make DIY Seed Tapes
- toilet paper
- q-tip or toothpicks
Create a glue mixture by adding a bit of water and flour together.
Take you toilet paper and split it into 1 ply, unrolling a long strip.
Dot a small amount of glue at the correct spacing for your seeds onto your toilet paper. Take care not to rip the toilet paper or apply too much glue.
Place a seed in each glue dot until you are happy with your tape length. I found it easier to not extend past my table.
Fold over your toilet paper and PRESS, don’t rub, the two sides together to squish the seeds inside.
You can plant your seed tape directly in the ground or let it dry and save it for another day.
It is a tedious task, especially for the tiny seeds but it’s much easier than trying to get perfect spacing sowing directly into the dirt.