yes, it's true — all of our cards are made with plantable seed paper! learn more about our products and sustainability efforts here, or start planting:
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- a pot or planter bed
- potting soil
- your plantable card or box
a sunny corner
PREPARE YOUR POT (SKIP TO #2 IF USING A PLANTER BED)
fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil — firmly full, but not packed. the pot can be placed indoors or outside, but keep in mind the temperature and conditions (we don't recommend planting outside if it's blizzarding or desert-hot!).
PLANT YOUR PAPER
take your plantable paper and place it on the soil in your pot or planter bed. if you have room you can lay the whole card flat. if not, you can tear it in half or into smaller pieces to fit the space (note: it's okay if the paper overlaps!). spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the top of the the paper and gently press down.
WATER DURING GERMINATION
after planting, give your pot 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.)
- CONTINUED GERMINATION
once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist, but be careful not to overwater. once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.
SNAP A PIC!
email us a pic of the flowers your grew with your card for a free card set! you can also tag us in your photos on social at @thoughtfulhuman.
customer photo from Ron in North Dakota, who planted his "Really Love You" card to grow this!:
HOW LONG WILL THEY TAKE TO GROW?
sprouts will generally appear within 10-14 days (as long as they are kept moist and in a sunny spot!). you can expect blooming flowers in about 12-14 weeks.
WHAT KIND OF FLOWERS ARE THEY?
our seed paper includes 7 different types of annual and perennial wildflower seeds. the seed varieties include:
- Bird's Eye - Annual
- Clarkia - Annual
- Black Eyed Susan - Perennial
- Catchfly - Annual
- Snapdragon - Annual
- English Daisy - Perennial
Sweet Alyssum - Annual
ARE THEY NON-GMO? WHAT ABOUT INVASIVE SPECIES?
all seeds in our paper are non-GMO and tested by a 3rd party lab to ensure they are free of noxious weeds. however, individual states may have their own regulations about what is and isn't "invasive" in the area — please check your state's list of invasive species before planting! :)