How To Grow Seed Paper

Making the most of the seeds packed into your seed paper is key to realising its environmental benefits. With so much misinformation surrounding planting and growing seed paper, we’ve created a detailed guide on making the most of this fantastic material.

Prepare Your Seed Paper For Planting

For the best results plant your seed paper from March-April or late September in preparation for the following Spring.

While you can plant seed paper in sheets (as pictured here) it’s actually much more effective to tear your seed paper into small pieces in preparation for planting.

Next, you’ll need to find a suitable pot or area to plant your seed paper. Try to find a sunny spot that’s protected from strong wind for the best results.

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Choose Your Growing Medium

Seeds and eventually flowers need lots of nutrients to grow and thrive.

If you’re using a receptacle fill your pot with either soil or compost (peat-free is preferable), don’t pack it too tightly and place it aside for the next step.

If you’re planting in a wild area take some time to aerate the soil before you begin to plant your paper.

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Plant Your Seed Paper

Saturate your seed paper in water and place your torn-up pieces under a thin layer of soil and cover. 

Cover under approximately 1/8 inch of soil or compost and make sure not to pack the soil too tightly.

Water generously (without waterlogging) on a daily basis and wait for small shoots to emerge before reducing your watering to twice a week.

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seed paper growing

Watch Your Flowers Grow & Thrive

In no time at all, you’ll be watching your plantable paper bloom into wildflowers of all varieties. 
Wildflower meadows are an elegant and low-maintenance alternative to lawns, providing a fine floral display that can be enjoyed for months on end.

Frequently Asked Questions

When seeds are embedded in paper it creates a barrier that the seeds will need to break through to germinate and bloom. By keeping the paper wet you reduce the rigidity of the paper allowing your seeds to grow.

Yes, properly made seed paper is perfect for growing flowers of all varieties. Due to the medium used to contain the seeds (paper) you will be required to water more regularly than you would if you just planted the seeds.

After a few days your paper will decompose leaving just plant and flowers in it’s wake.

In the UK you can plant your wildflower seed paper in early Spring (March-April) or early Autumn (September) to bloom the following year.

Thera re numerous reasons why your seed paper my not grow from soil quality to pets and insects. It’s also important to remember some wildflowers of the biennial variety will not bloom until their second year.

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