As I was looking at the P&Geveryday website the other day I saw a lot of great tips for the home, gardening, crafts, recipes and more. The one thing that stood out the most for me was a great tutorial for DIY seed tape. The idea was so simple that it was genius.
This spring I planted my very first garden. Now that my plants are growing in I’ve noticed that while planting my seeds I either lost count or dropped a couple because I have a few places where two different vegetables are growing in the same spot. I admit that I have chuckled to myself over this and am wondering if I will have to do some replanting once they grow in more.
I guess I couldn’t expect perfection on the first try but next is year is going to be different. I am definitely going to be using the DIY seed tape idea to plant next year’s garden.
The idea is very simple. Using a piece of paper towel, flour and water and other materials found in your home you make a seed strip. The seeds stick to the flour and water also making them very easy to plant evenly spaced seeds. In a few weeks you will have perfect garden rows with evenly spaced plants instead of random misplaced plants like I did!
In addition to evenly spaced seeds you won’t spill seeds on the ground or pour too many out in your hand while you’re planting. It’s so simple that I wonder why I didn’t see an idea like this on any of the gardening websites that I read while planning out my first garden.
Have you made any planting mistakes when you planting your first garden? What is your favorite gardening tip for newbies like me?
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