Plantable Seed Paper FAQs:
Here are a few commonly asked questions regarding our plantable seed paper from Botanical Paperworks:
(to view our different paper products which you can plant to grow an array of beautiful wildflowers, click here)
1) What is plantable paper?
Plantable paper is special handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, wildflowers will grow from the paper.
Please note that because our paper is made by hand there may be a slight variation in the thickness from sheet to sheet. Due to the 100% post-consumer waste fibre content a slight variation in the shade of the paper may also occur.
2) How do you plant Plantable seed paper?
To plant Plantable seed paper, prepare a pot of soil or small patch of garden. Place plantable seed paper on top and cover with a thin layer of soil. Water well and give plenty of sunshine. Keep moist during germination.
3) What seeds are contained in the Plantable Paper mix?
Plantable seed paper contains the highest-quality mix of annuals and perennial seeds including:
* Bird's Eye
* Black Eyed Susan
* Snap Dragon
* English Daisy
* Sweet Alyssum
* please note that some of our products may still contain Coreopsis and Poppy seeds
4) What printing methods may be used on plantable seed paper?
We recommend using these methods of printing:
* off-set printing
* ink jet printing
* screen printing
* letterpress printing
Before starting your print run, test your printer to ensure that you are getting the desired level of quality.
We do not recommend printing on laser printers because the heat will kill the seeds.
5) What kinds of pen can be used when writing on plantable paper?
Our plantable paper is sufficiently water resistant for writing with most types of writing instruments, including calligraphy pens. You can test a new pen on the corner of a piece of paper to see if it bleeds.
6) Is the seed paper fragile?
Our handmade seed paper is specially made to be strong. High-quality beating equipment is used, along with a custom-built press to bond fibers together. In addition, a special drying system applies pressure to the paper for an additional 24 hours to complete the bonding of the fibers. These production steps produce a smooth, flat and strong piece of seed paper.
7) Is your plantable paper tree-free?
Our paper is made with post consumer waste fibers, cotton remnants or abaca, a renewable leaf fiber.