How to Plant Our Cards
Our business cards are printed on plantable paper, a biodegradable eco-paper made with post-consumer and post-industrial paper waste that is embedded with a wildflower blend of seeds. (No trees harmed for this paper!). When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers. It’s easy to plant and grow.
A pot for planting
Some good potting soil
A sunny corner
Prepare your Pot
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside, so you get to choose according to the temperature and conditions at the time of planting (we don’t recommend planting outside if it’s blizzarding or desert-hot!).
Plant the Paper
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.
Water During Germination
After planting the paper in your pot, give it 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.
Care After Germination
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.