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Planting Instructions

Seed paper is a special eco paper made from post-consumer materials embedded with seeds. When you plant the paper in a pot of soil or outside in a garden, the seeds in the paper germinate and grow into plants. The paper itself will biodegrade and no waste will be left behind. Only flowers to benefit the Earth!


1. Loosen the soil. 
2. Soak the seed paper in water overnight. 
3. Plant the wet seed paper in the prepared soil, at a depth of about 1/4 inch. 
4. Water well, especially during the first four to six weeks. 
5. Practice weed control. 


1. Prepare your Pot

Fill your clean, empty candle vessel 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the container 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!).

2. 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.

3. Water during Germination

After planting the paper in your vessel, 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.


4. 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.

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