How to Make Seed Tape for Flowers

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Making a seed tape to grow flowers is a great way to plant several at once, and it can be made with any organic material, like honey or peanut butter. Spread something sticky on a long strand of toilet paper, and sprinkle the seeds over the top, with... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi! This is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about, how to make seed tape for flowers. Now, we've all seen the commercials for the 70 foot long automatic garden and you get this roll of seeds and you'll have an instant beautiful garden, and it's only 29.95. You can do the same thing at home with a lot less money. So, first of all, you need some seeds and it can be any type of seeds, these are colangelas, and you can use cosmos or any type of annuals are the best. Any type of seed can be used on a seed tape. You can use all types of material, I like to use anything organic, whether it's honey, honey works pretty well, or even peanut butter, I like peanut butter, it's not quite sticky but it still works really well, and by using two pieces of toilet paper you make your own seed roll, and so, all you need to do is just take some toilet paper and just instead of making a peanut butter sandwich, you're actually just puttin' it on the toilet paper, and just make it real thin but make it so sticky, so want to have a peanut butter sandwich consistency and you want to have some peanut butter, and then you take your seeds, and you just sprinkle them, and then even them out, so you don't want 'em all in one corner, so you want to really even out the seeds, and you can just spread those a little more, too. Okay, you can use the whole strip, you can make it as long as you want, but once you've got the seeds in with the peanut butter, you take another piece of toilet paper and you put it right on top, and then you have your own seed roll, and so, you can make it longer, you can use different types of seeds, and you just turn around, and I always wait 'til the last frost is over because you don't want to plant them in the middle of winter, they're just going to kind of rot or let it sit there and lot of times I'll wait 'til spring. So, whenever it starts warmin' up a little bit and it's not freezin' anymore. As the sun comes and it warms up, the toilet paper will actually break down and then the seeds will germinate, and they'll come out of the ground and they'll grow, and you'll have beautiful flowers this summer.