1. HOW DOES A SEEDED CARD WORK?
2. WHY GIVE A SEED CARD?
3. HOW TO GROW
- in a pot
- in your garden
4. HOW LONG WILL A CARD LAST?
5. WILL THESE FLOWERS HELP THE BEES?
6. WHAT SORT OF SEEDS ARE THEY?
7. DOES THE PAPER REALLY GROW?
1. How does a seeded card work
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, and no waste, it's easy to plant and grow.
2. Why give a seed card?
Ever received a greeting card that you really enjoyed, but when it was time to take it down, you didn't know what to do with it? With these seed greeting cards, the lucky recipient gets to plant the card (yes, actually plant the card in a pot of soil!) and with a little water and sunshine, it will grow into a bouquet of wildflowers. So not only did they enjoy the card you sent and the special message that you wrote, they get to enjoy the beauty of flowers, grown DIRECTLY from the seed card!
No matter the occasion, there is the perfect seed card. We invite you to browse the different styles and to stock up on the popular ones so that you're ready for the next birthday, sympathy and congratulations occasions.
3. How to Grow
Green thumb or all thumbs, you can grow wildflowers from our seed paper! Follow the tips below, and you’ll be enjoying beautiful wildflowers in no time!
1. Plant the paper outdoors in the cooler months, autumn through early spring. autumn plantings will take advantage of the winter rains to give you early spring blooms.
2. Plant anytime indoors, then transplant to a more permanent location in early spring.
How to grow plantable paper in a pot
YOU WILL NEED
a pot for planting
some good potting soil
a sunny corner
STEP 1 - PREPARE YOUR POT
Fill your pot 2/3 full with 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 (I don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!).
STEP 2 - 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 to 1/4 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.
STEP 3 - 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, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination.
STEP 4 - 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.
How to grow Plantable paper in your garden
1. Loosen the soil.
2. Soak the seed paper in water overnight.
3. Plant the wet seed paper in the prepared soil, at a depth of about 1/4 inch.
4. Water well, especially during the first four to six weeks
5. Practice weed control.
4. How long will a card last?
The cards will last for up to 3 years providing they are not allowed to get damp.
5. Will these flowers help the bees?
6. What sort of seeds are they?
The seed mix, used in all of our seed paper, features smaller seeds for a smoother surface. It also grows well in most regions.
- Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
- Catchfly (silene armeria)
- English Daisy (bellis Perennis)
- Sweet Alyssum (loblaria maritime)
- Spurred Snapdragon (linaria maroccana)
- Black Eyed Susan (rudbeckia hirta)
7. Will the paper really grow
A 'small-batch' handmade process ensures our seed paper will really grow! Each sheet is crafted one at a time and slight variations in texture and color is not uncommon. These subtle variations are the mark of a truly unique product. Each sheet is packed with a diverse mix of annual and perennial wildflower seeds with 150–400 seeds per 4"x4" area.