This Seed Spacing Hack Will Make It Easy to Plant Your Garden

I wish I had known this a long time ago!

The garden is a safe haven for a lot of us. It’s a place to relax and enjoy time outdoors while creating something beautiful. Whether it’s a plot of easy-to-grow vegetables or a planter full of kitchen herbs, having our hands in the dirt makes us happy! But, as with many other hobbies, it takes a bit of physical labor and planning to yield the best results. Luckily, we’re all about working smarter, not harder.

We’re here to show you how to use a muffin tin to make vegetable plant spacing super easy!

Seed Spacing with a Muffin Tin

No matter whether you’re a gardening beginner or a life-long expert, we all have to walk the same path to get to the end. That means getting on our hands and knees and getting a little dirty… not that that’s ever a bad thing! But if you’re interested in keeping your garden nice and tidy, we’ve got just the hack for you.

To create perfectly-spaced indents for your seeds or plants, grab a muffin tin and place it directly into your soil. You can line the rest of your plot or raised bed with the tin as your guide. You can even use mini-muffin tins to alter spacing for different kinds of seeds.

What Seeds Will This Work For?

It’s good to keep in mind that this method doesn’t work for all seeds. Different types of produce require different spacing. If you’re using a standard-size muffin tin, plant carrots, parsnips, beets, onions and other bulb vegetables, as they require roughly 3″ inches of space between each seed.

This hack also works best with freshly tilled and aerated soil. Soil that is hard, rocky or full of clay may not take to the indents as well. High-quality tilled soil is best.

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.