Mix them with dry sand then put the mixture in folded piece of paper.
Gently tap the paper as you move it along the row and the mix will fall out
in a thin stream along the fold. Adjust the amount of sand to how densely
you want to plant them.
Rather than using a piece of folded paper, it's easier if you just dump the
sand/seed mix in a jar with a plastic lid where you have drilled a hole. I
use an old Vegemite jar with about a quarter inch hole in it's lid. Works a
Sounds like a good idea.
But what about the poor benighted souls who don't have a vegemite jar? I
suppose we could arrange food parcels. I reckon Shelley at least could do
with some B-group supplement, it might delay Korsakoff's syndrome.
you can do it with paper towels if they
are the cheap kind that will fall apart
easily enough. some people have used toilet
paper (don't get it wet, just dab the seeds
where you want them with a bit of water
no, you want something that falls apart easily.
very tiny speck of glue, sprinkle seeds on and
dump off those that don't stick. let dry. keep
plant by unrolling across prepared seed bed,
cover with just a little sand/soil, gently press
with something flat to tamp in place and then
mist <-- mist, not splash. keep moist (not soggy).
if damping off is a problem, use sharp sand or
grit to cover.
The carrots in the supermarket taste like the cardboard they
are shipped in! They are bread to lie flat and not rot in
a storage container.
Two days ago I brought home a bunch of heirloom carrots from
a local community organic farm. They stunk my car up all day.
It was all I could do not to pull over and eat them right
there on the spot. When I finally got them home, my wife and
I devoured them. I was suddenly four years old again, which
was when I last remember carrots smelling like carrots and
having a pleasant taste.
Got my eye on some purple heirloom carrots for next year's
Isn't it strange how your anecdotes are gospel but those from others are
horseshit. Any experience contrary to your preconceived dogma simply cannot
be true, Todd must be lying just to annoy you.
You only show how mean and desperate you are when you reach for the spelling
On the topic of correct use of "bred" it is very common usage with respect
to plants (3million plus hits for "plant breeding" on google) and a handful
of reputable dictionaries accept it in reference to plants too. See also
So this looks like 0/3. Your abysmal manners might be more tolerable if you
actually knew something.
Carrots are actually big seeds. Here's one method -- and you can try it
with any size seed packet, with seeds ranging from lettuce and tomato down to
begonia and other dust-like seeds.
1. Cut the top or bottom off the seed packet, right below the fold. Don't
tear it open, it leaves rough edges that can catch seeds.
2. Open the seed packet, and bend a crease in the front of the seed packet
in the middle to make a little "spout" to the front edge of the packet.
The "spout" is an inch or so long, perpendicular to the cut edge.
3. Hold the seed packet between thumb and pinkie, front of the packet
facing away from you. You're holding the two factory-folded sides of the
packet, and you'll squeeze slightly to cause the cut edge to open.
4. Hold packet so the front of the packet is parallel to what you're seeding
and tap on the pinkie-held edge of the packet with your forefinger repeatedly
and rhythmically. The seeds will line themselves up in the "spout"
and march themselves out over the cut edge one at a time.
Try it over a big sheet of paper several times so you can get the feel for
moving your hand along as you tap, spacing the seeds in the furrow.
If you've got seeds left to store, tap the seeds back down into the bottom of
the packet, fold it in half crosswise, and apply a couple strips of scotch
tape to the top. You can now store the seed packet standing on the new
fold in a file box in the bottom of the refrigerator.
If all this verbiage makes no sense, go to:
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