Make your own seed propagation tape

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by chelloveck, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

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  2. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Cool, I've seen similar done using strips of newspaper as well.

    if you wanted a nice circular patter use a paper coffee filter.
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  3. DMGoddess

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  4. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+

    if can still find adding machine paper rolls ..... use a glue stick to run a bead down the middle ..... perfect for those tiny carrot seeds ..... I barely cover the paper roll with a little wet sand .......
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  5. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    We use those at work. I think I'll filch one. Do you think that cash register tape would work better?
  6. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    My neighbor uses paper masking tape. Something to do in the winter darkness while waiting for spring. Makes planting faster as well.
  7. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Masking tape sounds good.
  8. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Just the thing for the pesky tiny seeds like for carrots, radish, and so on.

    Roll the last bit of each tape section onto a stick. You then make the furrow, place tape using the sticks, moosh dirt over the top - done. The seeds are already spaced, so you don't have to go back and thin them out, saving that time. Keep the little buggers properly mulched and get ready for a summer feast....
  9. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    I don't even have my bed finished, and I'm already looking forward to it.
  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    I still have two feet of snow in my garden bed. :eek: Gardening here is...challenging. We did pretty good with the spuds and peas last 'summer'.
  11. DMGoddess

    DMGoddess Monkey+

    Yeah, well, lack of snow is one of the advantages of living in Los Angeles, but I'd rather live somewhere where the rain is a bit more.
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