Several weekends ago when the weather was cold, rainy and snowy, I made some carrot seed mats using Granny’s home made seed mat method (Annie’s Kitchen Garden).
I created a template out of a 1x1 foot cardboard square. I measured my 16/square spacing with ruler and marked the seed placement a sharpie:
I spread my napkin on this template. The napkin was see through enough to see the dots on the template and mark them with Elmers glue:
I added the carrot seeds to the glue dots:
The carrot varieties that I am planting in the SFGs are Nantes and Little Finger. I wrote these names on the corner of the napkin and allowed the seed mats to dry. Then I folded them up and stored them until ready to plant:
I prepped the squares in the SFG by fluffing up the soil, leveling it off with the trowel, and spraying it with water. Then I laid the seed mats in each square and sprinkled a mixture of vermiculite and compost to hold it in place:
After covering the seed mats, I tamped the soil down with the trowel and watered it in:
Thank you Granny for the inspiration for planting with seed mats!