It is difficult to space tiny seeds such as carrots and lettuce in the garden. The best way to solve this problem is by making homemade seed tape. This tip once again comes from our new friend Jim (the gardener in his 80’s remember?) who said all we need is toilet paper and kid glue. Stuff we already have sitting around the house. Yay! Easy. Unroll a strip of toilet paper on a table (I think I would use double ply toilet paper), dot every few inches with your glue. Be sure to space seeds based on the seed packet’s recommendation. Secure seeds onto the glue dots. Make as many of these strips as you need. Carefully carry them to the garden. Make shallow trenches in the prepared soil, lay the strips seed-side down, and cover them with dirt. Sprinkle with water. And of course, the toilet paper breaks down in a jiffy and worms love it. Down the road- no need to thin your seeds! Yay!! I got a feeling we’ll be learning a lot more from Jim about gardening, don’t you think?