We now use plantable seed paper for our tags and cards. Our plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper made with paper waste that is embedded with spinach seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow, and the paper composts away. It’s easy to plant and grow, and best of all, there’s no waste.
Look for the plantable paper label on our card or tag.
How to Plant Our Seed Paper
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.
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 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.
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.
4. Care after Germination
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.