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Seed Paper

What is Seed Paper?

Seed Paper or Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers, herbs or vegetables, and no waste.

How to Plant the Paper

Prepare your Pot

Fill your pot 2/3 full of good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot).

Plant the Paper

Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.

Water during Germination

After planting the paper in your pot, give it a good soak. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, always keep the paper moist. The water is necessary for germination.

Care after Germination

Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. The images below are what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card.

Here are the seed types in the wildflower blend:

Bird’s Eye – Annual

Clarkia – Annual

Black Eyed Susan – Perennial

Catchfly – Annual

Snapdragon – Annual

Sweet Alyssum – Annual

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