Seed tapes – biodegradable strips with the seeds spaced at regular intervals – make planting a little easier. Simply bury the tape rather than faffing with fiddly individual seeds. Make your own and put aside for planting later.
YOU WILL NEED:
biodegradable unbleached loo roll
3 tbsp unbleached flour
1.5 tbsp water
1 Pull off a few metres of the loo roll.
2 Fold in half length-wise to create a fold line. Unfold.
3 Mix flour and water into a paste.
4 Dip the toothpick into the glue paste, before touching onto a seed.
5 Place the seeds into the middle of the paper on the fold, spaced per the packet instructions.
6 Once all seeds have been placed, paste along the paper edge with the spoon, before refolding to seal.
7 Store, rolled up somewhere cool and dry in a sealed container. To plant, dig a small trench, according to packet instructions, and unroll tape. Cover with soil and water well.