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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Make Your Own Seed Tape

Making your own seed tape is easy and fun!
Why buy those expensive seed tape rolls from the store when you can DIY them?

You'll need:
Toilet paper
Paint Brush

Place a Tablespoon of flour into a bowl and mix in just enough water to make a paste.  You want it to be about the consistency of pancake batter.
This is your glue.

Lay out your toilet paper on a flat surface.

Using the end of your paintbrush, dip it into the flour mixture, then dot the entire length of the toilet paper.  Be sure you're spacing the dots to match the planting distance needed for the particular plant you'll be growing. 

Wash your brush end. Next dab the end into water, and then into your seeds. This will pick up a small amount of seeds onto the end of your brush. Place those seeds onto the flour dots. Put 2 - 3 seeds per dot. 

Fold the paper in half lengthwise to enclose the seed. 

Let dry completely. 
Once dry, roll them up until you're ready to plant.

Dig a furrow 

Lay out your seed tape

Cover lightly, water lightly, sit back a relax. 

Remember to store any unused seed tape in a dry place 
until you're ready to use it.

~ Completed steps ~

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

It's Spring!

The bees were placed in the orchards weeks ago! 
That's my cue that Spring is here, 
no matter what the weather feels like.

The fruit trees are starting to bloom - an early Spring this year.

Walk out our front door and the tree (no one knows what it is, not even County Extension) that came with the house is covered with bees!!  Their constant buzz is music to my ears.

All this buzzing brings me hope for the BEES!!
Let me end this post with a Nursery advertisement 
I clipped from the newspaper many, many years ago.
It was so funny I have kept it all these years. 
At the time I was staying with my sister who 
had a yellow VW bug... well, after you read it you'll understand
 and let's just say we could relate! 

The ad read:

"It's true, and it must be contagious because everyone who comes to the Nursery seems to come down with it too!

The Symptoms seems to be:
  1. Restlessness
  2. Urgency to plant every inch of the yard in beautiful Spring flowers
  3. A rash of illogical behavior epitomized by trying to balance 3 flats of annuals in 2 hands and fit a 15 gallon tree in a Volkswagen trunk"

Need I say More?


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