There are times when I really enjoy getting my hands down in the earth and planting seeds and bulbs.
There are other times when I just want to get things in the ground.
I love the idea of seed tape, especially for tiny seeds like lettuce. The problem is that commercially-produced tapes are so expensive. This handmade tape is simple and inexpensive--a great craft to do with the kids!
|Supplies: Cornstarch, water, crepe paper, seeds, paint brush|
|Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 cup of water and heat over medium heat.|
Stir frequently until a gel forms. This is your seed glue!
|Lay out you crepe paper--use white or kraft paper so|
the colors don't bleed.
|Dot the paper at intervals (as indicated by your seed packet)|
with the cornstarch glue. Place your seed on top.
|In the case of lettuce seeds, I just sprinkled them on top.|
|Fold the paper over to enclose the seed.|
After the glue dries, roll them to prepare for planting.
|Dig a furrow and you are ready to go!|