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Make your own Seed Tape – If you’re tired of staring out the window at the empty garden this winter, take action and plan ahead for spring. Make your own seed tape. This tip comes from Organic Gardening magazine and Jeff Cox’s book 100 Greatest Gardening Ideas. Tear strips of newspaper and lay out seeds equidistant from one another according to package directions for “space after thinning.” Next mix together ½ cup flour with enough water to make a thick gravy. This is your paste. Dab the paste over each seed to glue it to the newspaper, then let the seed tape dry. You can store your seed tapes in plastic bags with desiccant packets, or make your own by wrapping a tablespoon of dry milk powder in a paper towel. Make notes for planting depth on the baggie so you don’t have to dig out the seed packets later. Store your baggies of seed tapes in a cool, dry place. When spring comes, you’ll be ready to plant. Just lay out the seed tape in the garden and bury it gently under a little soil according to your seed packet instructions. Find all the details here.