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Activity: make own seed strips

Make own seed strips:.

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 cup of cold water. Stir until the mixture boils. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
2. Cut newspapers into strips 1 inch wide. Use ruler and pencil to mark the proper spacing for seeds.
3. Place the cornstarch mixture in a sandwich bag. Cut off a tiny corner of the bag, and squeeze a dot of the mixture onto each mark on the paper. Place a seed on each dot, and allow the seed tapes to dry.
4. Write the name of the seeds on the end of each seed tape, roll them up, and store in a cool dry place.
5. At the proper planting unroll the seed tape and place it in a furrow. Cover with soil and water well.

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