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
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 (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:
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:
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 EyeClarkiaBlack Eyed SusanSweet AlyssumEnglish DaisyCatchflySnap 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.