- Bee-friendly seed tape kit for autumn
- Quick and easy, with no guesswork
- Water-wise, requiring small amounts of water to germinate
- 3 x 425mm seed tape embedded with borage, pansy and garden peas
- Also includes 2 planting sachets of each
- Handmade in South Africa
- Biodegradable tape disintegrates within 6 weeks of watering
The tape makes gardening easier by keeping the seeds in place at the correct distance and depth, while also protecting them against pests while they germinate. The patented tape was invented by a young South African woman, and products are handmade locally by previously unemployed women, contributing to South African job creation.
- Borage: Can be planted in full sunlight, and grown in containers or raised beds.
- Garden Peas: Resilient to cold, and will flower in winter if planted in autumn.
- Pansy Flowers: Should be planted in full sunlight, will thrive in cooler weather.
- Best suited to planting in autumn.
- Prepare the soil as needed. Make a small furrow in the soil, and plant each seed strip up to the white line.
- Place the strips vertically in the soil. The coloured portions should be visible above the ground.
- Pat down the soil around each strip to secure it.
- Add a little water daily, until the seeds start to germinate. After that, water every 2 to 3 days.
Note: Unplanted seed tape will keep for 18 months if stored in a cool, dry place.
Biodegradable paper tape printed with vegetable starch ink, embedded with non-chemically treated seeds and natural fertiliser.