My middle granddaughter and I just made some spring-time seed tapes like the ones in pricey seed catalogs. We decided that $14.00 was much too much to pay for this convenience, so we made our own! We used plain toilet paper! I made some tapes with bath tissue last year, and they were a great addition to my garden. Here are our instructions:
- One packet of zinnias, marigolds
- roll of bath tissue
- bottle of school glue
Use any type bath tissue, it can be the cheapest and what you have available. Roll out about 12-16 inches and lay on a flat surface.
When ready to plant the tapes, dig a narrow row in the soil about 2-3 inches deep and push the paper seed tape in the row, cover it with soil and water well. The paper will magically disappear and the plants will grow up strong because they are perfectly spaced.