5 from 1 vote
Seed Tape - Homemade Seed Tape
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr

Make planting your garden a snap this year with this easy to make and simple to use seed tape.

Course: DIY
Calories: 1 kcal
  • 2.5 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 pair scissors
  • 1 roll toilet paper
  • 1 marker
  • 1 ball-point pen
  • 1 chopstick, or other fine pointed object
  • seeds
  1. Measure your garden boxes or planting area to figure out how long you need the tape to be. Place a measuring tape on a flat surface, and unroll your toilet paper to the appropriate length. I recommend doing a bunch of these at once so you have a ready pile of paper to work with.

  2. Fold the toilet paper down the middle the long way. If you were in my mom's second-grade class at some point, you'd know this as folding it "hot dog" style.

  3. Look at the "thin to" information on your seed packet to find the appropriate placement for your seeds. If you plant them at a distance that doesn't require thinning, later on, you get to save yourself an annoying step. Unfold the toilet paper, and working on one side of the line, use a marker to make a dot based on your spacing. It is easiest to work in the middle of one side of the fold. See picture for this to make better sense.

  4. Mix flour and water into a paste. It shouldn't be runny, but you also don't want it so thick it won't come off the chopstick easily.

  5. Carefully place one seed on each paste dot.

  6. Fold the toilet paper over the seeds, pressing lightly over each seed to "seal" the toilet paper sandwich. Label one end of the toilet paper with the name of the plant, and what kind of plant it is. Unless you are a seed scientist, trying to figure out later if "Candysnax" is a carrot or pea variety, or a rap song might be a challenge in a few weeks.

  7. Lay it where it will be undisturbed for a few hours to completely dry. Once dry, roll up and secure. I used paper clips.

Nutrition Facts
Seed Tape - Homemade Seed Tape
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.