How Seed Paper Works
Everything you need to know about seed paper
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, herbs or vegetables, and no waste. It’s easy to plant and grow!
How Seed Paper Works
Prepare your Pot
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting.
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.
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.
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. The images below are what the pot looks like after planting a greeting card.
What seed our paper contains?
Our seed paper contains Basil seeds, Yes… you read that right!
Basil or popularly known as “Tulsi” in India is considered as an sacred plant and this ancient herb has natively grown in India for thousands of years. It has been used traditionally to cope up body during stress and people often put this in their “Tea” to enhance it’s benefits and taste :). In India this sacred herb is even worshipped as a form of the goddess Lakshmi, and is often planted around shrines. No wonder why people also refer it as “Queen of Herbs”
So, put your seed paper into the pot and enjoy tremendous benefits of this magical plant 🙂