How to Plant Seed Paper Flowers
When you purchase Aunt Goodie's Bud Vase Craft Kit, you'll see that it comes with an adorable seed paper flower. Today we'll show you how to plant your seed paper to grow your own wildflowers.
What is Seed Paper?
Seed paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made by recycling paper and mixing it with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. Your seed paper includes White Yarrow, Spurred Snapdragon, Red Prairie Coneflower, and Shirley Poppy seeds.
How to Plant Seed Paper
You will need:
- A sunny spot
- Pot for planting
- Potting Soil
- Bowl or Dish for Soaking
- Garden Rake or Trowel
- One Seed Paper Flower
1. Find a sunny spot for your planter. You can plant your seeds indoors or outdoors. Start with loose, damp soil. If your soil is packed too tightly, use a garden rake or trowel to loosen it up.
2. Tear your seed paper into smaller pieces and soak them in a dish of water. Getting the paper well-soaked will help with the germination process.
3. Add the seed paper to your soil, evenly distributing the paper. Cover the paper petals with 1/4 - 1/8 inch of soil. You don't need to plant your seed paper too deep!
4. Make sure to keep the soil completely moist for the first 3 - 7 days, when germination should occur. Then, water your sprouts as needed.
5. Next comes the hardest part: the waiting! You should start to observe sprouts in a week or two. We want to follow along as your flowers grow! If you post a photo to Instagram, use #auntgoodie