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Does Seeded Paper Really Grow?

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This is a question we are often asked about our plantable paper and understandably so.  When you give guests these eco-friendly favours you want to be sure they will grow into beautiful wildflowers.

So firstly, what is seeded paper? Our seeded paper is made from 100% post-consumer waste, that's paper recycled from offices, schools etc. This paper is then embedded with a mix of wildflower seeds including Snapdragons, English Daisies and Sweet Alyssum. 

To make the paper bloom, your guests simply have to fill a pot three-quarters full of soil then lay the paper in the pot (if it's a large sheet then we recommend tearing it into smaller pieces first, it's fine if it overlaps) and cover it with a thin layer of soil about 1/8 inch deep. Water the pot well and keep it moist for the first 10 -12 days until the seedlings appear.  A sunny position helps.

Now this is where I have to admit our very first attempt failed!  The paper germinated and seedlings sprouted but they looked just like some weeds I'd just removed from another pot so I pulled them out! Patience is the name of the game here.

Growing seeded paper

Fortunately my folly wasn't repeated on my second attempt as you can see here and I can't wait for them to bloom. 

So to answer the original question - does our seeded paper really grow? You bet it does!

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