How to Plant Your Seed Paper Holiday Card

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Did you receive a texiles holiday card in the mail?

Thanks for stopping by to learn how to plant your card! Plantable seed paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with recycled 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. 

Here are short and easy instructions for planting your seed paper card. (These instructions come from Botanical Paperworks.) And to say thanks for your support, don't forget to take 20% your next pickup with code NEWYEAR. Just visit Book A Pickup to schedule.

SUPPLY LIST

  • a pot for planting
  • some good potting soil
  • plantable paper
  • water
  • 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 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

Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed. 

STEP 5 - ENJOY THE FLOWERS

Once the flowers start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase.