We now have blooms in our stationery as well as in our natural soap bars! We're so excited to share news about our new plantable business cards which grow wildflowers! These plantable cards are the first stage in our campaign to encourage our diverse ecosystem to flourish and blossom by helping to attract pollinating insects into gardens across the UK.
Our plantable cards, sourced in the UK from a like-minded eco-friendly business, are impregnated with wildflower seeds which will grow into over 15 varieties of UK wildflowers when planted. So how do you go about growing flowers from paper? Read our quick guide and top tips on successfully growing wildflowers from plantable paper.
How to plant your wildflower seed paper
Step 1: Fill a container with soil - you could use a terracotta pot or a seed tray, or why not recycle an old yogurt pot?
Step 2: Tear the plantable paper into small pieces and soak them in water for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Place the soaked paper on top of the soil and then cover with a thin layer of soil 1cm deep.
Step 4: Water, and then place in a warm, sunny spot inside your house.
Step 4: Water every day to keep the soil moist - but don't overwater, and don't let the soil dry out!
Step 5: Be patient! The seeds could take up to 6 weeks to germinate. When they do begin to shoot, keep them inside until the seedlings are stronger and have at least 3 pairs of leaves visible.
Step 6: Plant in your garden (or you could try to plant the seedlings in a large pot or container if you don't have a garden) during the springtime or in the autumn.
Top tips for successful growth
Place a biodegradable recycled plastic bag over the pot or container to act as a greenhouse. This will encourage the seeds to sprout faster and mean that you won't need to water them as often.
Check the soil every day to make sure it's nice and moist. Seeds need moisture to germinate, so if you let the soil dry out, the seeds will fail.
Before planting the seedlings in your garden, make sure the soil is fine and well-watered.
Send us photos of your wildflower garden!
We'd love to see the beautiful photos of your wildflowers in bloom, so share them on Facebook or Instagram (don't forget to tag us in), or send them in by email. And if you have any tips to share, leave a comment below.