How to Make Seed Tape

Save time and seeds by sowing seeds right where you want them. Easily biodegradable paper, a little glue and tweezers are all you need.

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Add Seed to Glue

Pour the seeds out onto a plate, and spread them around a little (Image 1). Using tweezers, pick up a seed and place it on one of the drops of glue (Image 2). Continue placing seeds on all the glue drops.

Storage Tips

Once all the seeds are placed and the glue has dried, you can roll the seed tape onto a toilet paper roll (Image 1) and store in a cool, dry place till you're ready to plant (Image 2). Or, if the garden or containers are ready, you can plant immediately.

Planting Tips

To plant, lay the seed tape on the soil surface, weighting it here and there to keep the wind from moving it. Cover with garden soil or compost to the depth recommended on the seed packet – for fine seeds, that can be as little as 1/4 inch of soil (Image 1). Firm the soil to make sure there's good soil-seed contact (Image 2). Water with a fine nozzle to avoid washing the soil away and keep moist (Image 3).

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