How to Grow Your Seed Paper
We wanted to thank you for buying from us in a creative and sustainable way, which is why we are so excited to include a thank you note printed on wildflower seed paper in your package. These wildflowers will help the butterflies and the bees which are having a hard time in the Netherlands. It is a mix of Snapdragons, Godetia, Baby’s Breath, Ice Flowers, Virginian Stock, Poppies, Alyssum, and Chinese Carnation. To make sure your seed paper blooms, read the instructions below:
Step 1: Wet your seed paper
You want to ensure the paper gets really wet so that the paper will dissolve and your seeds can germinate.
Step 2: Put your seed paper on the soil
Place the seed paper inside in a pot, outside on a balcony, or in the garden on some soil. Preferably use sowing soil or potting soil for a vegetable garden. The best time to plant these in the garden is between March and May. Plant them indoors from the end of March, after which they have to go outside in mid-May.
Step 3: Cover your seed paper with a thin layer of soil
Cover the seed paper with about 1 to a maximum of 1.5 cm of soil. This way the seeds get enough nutrients, protection, and light to germinate. If you cover the paper under a layer of soil that is too thick, the seeds will germinate less quickly, or not at all.
Step 4: Make sure to water them frequently
Remember to water the paper every morning to ensure it remains moist. It is best to use a sprayer with a light, even spray so that the paper gets the same amount of water everywhere. A watering can or a cup without a nozzle can unevenly wet the paper and then the seeds won’t sprout equally.
Step 5: Sun, warmth, and lots of love
Put your pot in a sunny and warm place. Be careful with a spot in full sun, especially in summer as this could dry out your paper, and then the seeds will not sprout. Now it’s time to wait! The first seeds germinate within a week. Continue to give your plants a lot of love and attention even after germination. You can now give a little less water than in the first week.