Make sowing rows of seeds easier for young children by making your own seed tape

 Resources needed:

  • Paper kitchen towel
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Stick for applying paste
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Seeds (alternating carrot and radish seeds works well)


  • Cut a piece of kitchen towel into strips
  • Mix a small amount of flour with a small amount of water to make a smooth paste
  • Measure the distance between seeds with a ruler on the strip of kitchen towel and mark the spot with a pen
  • Continue until the strip has measured dots all the way along it
  • Apply a dab of flour paste onto each dot
  • Put a seed into each dab of paste
  • Label the kitchen strip with the type of seed
  • Put aside to dry
  • When dry make a trench in the garden and put seed strip in
  • Cover with a thin layer of soil
  • Water gently
  • Keep the row damp and wait for the seedlings to poke through the ground

Variation: Instead of using strips of kitchen towel, keep in one piece or cut into shapes.Be creative with where the paste goes, putting seeds on to create patterns when the seedlings emerge and grow.

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