Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Seed Tape Update

making seed tape

Okay so I told you I'd update you on how the seed tape making was coming along and it is working fabulously!!

It didn't stick to the table like I had feared with all of the wet newspaper and the seeds stayed put *grin*. So tonight we started another batch and I came up with a genius way to get the flour paste on! Instead of brushing it on with a paintbrush which was a little tedious as the paste is so sticky and doesn't spread especially well we used a squeeze bottle.

I had an old bottle that we used to take camping for putting ketchup in that hadn't made it into the junk box yet and I thought that I would just see if I could get the paste to squeeze smoothly through the spout. I made the flour and water paste the same as yesterday, the consistency of pancake batter making sure that I got as many of the lumps whipped out as I could and it flowed through the tip perfectly.

What a time saver!! Now we can just whip a strip of paste down the strips of newspaper in mere seconds and sprinkle seeds to our hearts content *grin*. We're heading out rain or shine tomorrow to start planting them in the garden :)

How about you, what are you up to in your garden right now?
~ Rosina


Anonymous said...

This is absolutely brilliant!! I'm having a really hard time figuring out what is what in the garden. Weed or good plant? Our garden has not sprouted yet (I think) but a few weeds have (I think). Will try your seed tape idea. The boys will like that as they were *so excited* about seeds this year. We've had unseasonably cool weather, so this may delay things? I'm just really glad I never got around to buying those tomato starts!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You rock!
As for our garden...the squirrels got ALL our strawberries. There were only about 30 or so - so it wasn't a
great loss...but sad none the less.
Next year I will be putting our strawberry plants under the squirrel proof mesh. Yeah...that'll teach them. :) -Debbie