Plantable seed paper — we believe you should be able to have your paper and plant it too.
Throughout our line, we have incorporated seed paper in our packaging wherever possible. Our seed paper is made up of 100% non-invasive wildflower seeds and can be easily planted with just a few quick steps.
Plantable seed 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.
(At this time, we do not sell seed paper sheets / envelopes separately.)
SEEDS in PACKAGING:
Black Eyed Susan
Remove sections with glue and soak paper in water overnight.
Fill planter with 2/3 soil + place seed paper inside. Add light layer of soil on top.
Place planter in a sunny spot. Water well for at least 4-6 weeks.
Once you see sprouts, you can choose to transplant to an outdoor area.
A FEW COMMON QUESTIONS —
WHAT IS PLANTABLE SEED PAPER?
Plantable paper is special handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, wildflowers will grow from the paper.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT?
1. Plant the paper outdoors early spring or late fall. Fall 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 the early spring.
CAN I MAIL MY SEED PAPER ENVELOPE?
Yes — our handmade plantable seed paper envelopes hold up as well as machine-made envelopes. Our envelopes are relatively light and flat and do not typically require any additional postage when mailed in an envelope, but you might want to double check with the USPS.com if adding additional weight to your mailing.
ARE YOUR SEEDS NON-INVASIVE?
These species are not considered to be noxious, or invasive and most are considered to be draught tolerant. We have worked hard identifying species that are non-invasive to all regions of the US and Canada. They include a hearty and diverse mix of annual and perennial wildflowers that will grow well across all growing regions.
ARE THE SEEDS IN YOUR PAPER NON-GMO?
Yes, our plantable seed paper only contains seeds that are of the highest quality and germination. All the seeds we handle are NON-GMO (genetically modified organism).
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR SEED PAPER?
Seed paper can grow even if 5 or 6 years old, but typically the germination rates start to decline after 3 or 4 years. This will also depend on how the paper is stored – keeping it in a cool, dry place will preserve the germination rates much longer than if the paper is kept in a hot, humid one.