Creative Living & Growing with Bren Haas

How to Create Your Own Seed Mats

In this post, I share a super-easy way to create your own seed mats.  This handy DIY is the perfect way to get carrots in a row!

Seed Mats Year-Round

seeds popping up from soil

The seed starting time of the year is year-round for me growing in a geodesic biodome.  Some of my favorite seeds to grow are super tiny and can be hard to get in a straight row in the garden or raised bed. When I saw this DIY by Shirley Bovshow of  Home & Family Hallmark Channel I KNEW I had to give this project a try in order to keep my seeds in line.  Check out the video below for the EASY how to directions – I’ve even included the materials you need under the video.  I’m going to make a few up for my raised beds so when the snow melts I’m ready to grow!

DIY Seed Mat

Below are the super-easy directions for making your own seed mats.  If you have questions be sure to reach out to me at the bottom of the post.


  • Seeds
  • A paper towel
  • A little flour and water
  • Toothpicks
  • A ruler
  • Colored pencil


1) First, use a pencil to mark the location of the seeds on the paper, according to the distance between seeds indicated on the seed packet (I’M SPACING RADISHES EVERY 3 INCHES)

2) Next, make your glue by mixing flour and water into a thick paste, put a dab of glue on each mark

3) Place 1-3 seeds (just one for larger seeds, several for tiny seeds on each dab of glue and wait for it to dry thoroughly)

4) Label your mat and fold and store away in a plastic bags until you are ready to plant!

Let’s Connect

Have you started seeds indoors or outdoors before? I’d love to hear what you enjoy growing and if you liked this project.  Please connect with me by commenting below!

Happy Gardening,





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Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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