Plantable Favors & Invitations

Posted by Annie Tumlinson on 3/25/2013 to Baby Shower Idea's

HOW PLANTABLE PAPER WORKS 
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. It's easy to plant and grow, and below we'll show you examples. Our plantable paper products are manufactured by "Botanical PaperWorks". 

HOW TO PLANT PLANTABLE PAPER

 SUPPLY LIST
 A pot for planting
 Some good potting soil
 Plantable paper
 Water
 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 (we 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
On sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. Here's what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card: And here's what the pot looked like a week later:

 Plantable Paper

STEP 5 - ENJOY THE FLOWERS 
Once the flowers (or herbs or vegetables) start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase like we did here: 

Plantable Paper

FLOWERS IN PLANTABLE PAPER
Our plantable paper is embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant our paper in a pot of soil, the paper will grow into colorful wildflowers. We have many products made with a wildflower seed plantable paper which contains the following flowers:

Bird's Eye 
Clarkia 
Black Eyed Susan 
Sweet Alyssum 
English Daisy 
Catchfly 
Snap Dragon 

You can also purchase plantable paper products that are embedded with herbs! Some of our most popular herbs are basil, dill and thyme. We also have a variety of plantable paper products that contain vegetable seeds such as carrots and lettuce.