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So, I'm doing a whole lot of 'arm-chair gardening' & came across a wonderful idea from a fellow on-line/hands-on gardener: Gardening Jones. I love reading about other people's successful ideas & this one she shared (making seed tapes how-to) could possibly make life so much easier this spring.
I'm making seed tapes. I've purchased radish seed tapes & they worked really well. Don't know if it was because they were all planted & spaced properly or if the seeds were better than what I had tried earlier in the season, but I was convinced to try seed tapes again. I just don't want to pay for them!
Today is perfect for making my own. It's raining...
I'm doing up a bunch of beets, some carrots, parsnips & left over salad greens. These are all my 'old' stock, so I want to use them up first.
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I really want to make beet-horseradish this fall when I dig up my first harvest of horseradish.
I lay out my toilet paper (actually I fold it in half), dab a mix of flour & water paste where I want the seeds to be spaced, drop on the seed & fold over the TP. I label the tape & once they are dry, will package them up & have them ready for planting. Easy!
Maybe this year I'll be able to do staggered planting instead of putting all my seeds out at once & then reseed everything a few weeks later when nothing pops up.