The seed paper we use is handmade in a solar-run factory in Colorado. They start with un-dyed, 100% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled paper from schools, offices, and remnants from factories that either can’t or won’t be recycled. A.k.a the paper destined for the landfill. Break it down into paper pulp, using old-school papermaking techniques and handmade molds to handcraft each sheet. They pack it with seeds so it gets a second life when you plant it. And then the paper fibers biodegrade back into enriching the soil.
The wildflower mix is a variety of perennials and annuals. Chosen for their durability in most climates and non-invasive nature.
Dwarf Godetia | Lemon Mint | Maiden Pinks | Forget-Me-Not | Catchfly | English Daisy | Sweet Alyssum | Spurred Snapdragon | Corn Poppy | Black Eyed Susan
Some regions will have better luck with some seeds than others—but all regions will have a variety that thrives. The germination rate is about 75%, some of the best in the industry.
We’ve recently added an herb seeded option to our paper selection. It has parsley, basil, and chives which grow beautifully indoors and year-round on a kitchen window. Adding flavor and garnish to your cooking and a nice way to remember your first meal together as newlyweds.
HOW TO PLANT YOUR STATIONERY
Seed paper is easy to grow! Watch it take root and sprout in 5-10 days!
For best results, plant the paper outdoors early spring or late fall. Fall plantings will take advantage of the winter rains to give you early spring blooms. Plant anytime indoors, then transplant to a more permanent location in the early spring. *While perennials don’t normally bloom the first year, your annuals will. You can look forward to the perennials coming back each year!
- Soak the seed paper in water overnight.
- Loosen the soil from the ground, or fill a planter pot ¾ of the way with a good potting mix.
- Place the wet seed paper over the soil and add a light layer of soil on top to hold in moisture.
- Water well, especially during the first 4 to 6 weeks. Keep in a fairly sunny spot. Water often during the first few weeks.
- Once the sprouts are well established they can easily be transplanted to a more permanent outdoor location if desired (weather permitting).