How to Plant Seed Paper


Seed paper is an increasingly popular product for everything from invitations and announcements to gift tags. This paper is imbedded with seeds. When planted, the paper itself disintegrates as the seeds begin to grow. Seed paper can be purchased for the growth of a variety of plants including flowers such as marigolds and wildflowers, herbs like basil, cilantro and parsley and even some trees. Most seed paper products arrive preprinted with the appropriate information for your situation. However, this type of paper is increasingly available in blank sheets that you can print at home.

Step 1

Lay a sheet of seed paper on top of healthy soil in a pot or outdoor garden plot. Select a location with the appropriate amount of sunlight for the type of seeds provided in the paper. The seed paper should come with specific directions pertaining to that species of plant.

Step 2

Lightly spray the seed paper with water to moisten.

Step 3

Cover the paper with a thin layer of soil. Pat the soil down till just firm, but not tightly packed.

Step 4

Water the area thoroughly.

Step 5

Keep the pot or garden pot well-watered for four to six weeks, or until the seeds begin to germinate.

Things You'll Need

  • Soil
  • Water


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