Paper that grows? Yes, if you plant it!
Our seed paper is made by hand in our laboratory located in Tallinn Old Town. We recycle paper, add seeds into the paper pulp, form paper sheets one by one, carefully dry them and prepare them for print. Once our designs have been printed on the handmade paper, it’s up to you to pick them up, write down some kind words on them and send them off… Wherever their final destination lays, they can be planted in a pot or garden and soon afterwards you can watch them grow.
Our seed paper cards are made from 100% recycled paper and are letterpress printed. Regardless the design on the card, the seed paper contains a mix of wild flower seeds including the following: Field Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis), Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), and Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).
How to plant seed paper:
Once you’ve recieved one of our seed paper cards, read the greetings inside and thoroughly enjoyed it, it’s ready to be planted. If you want to keep the card, you can always tear off only the perforated part. Or you can plant it whole, it’s up to you!
- Find a warm and sunny spot to plant your seed paper card. You can start inside and then later replant it in your garden.
- Place the seed paper card on soil and sprinkle a bit of soil on the top – the seed paper should not be more than a few millimetres deep.
- Water the seed paper well and regularly – it is crucial to keep it wet at all times.
- The flowers will start germinating in 2-3 weeks. Some seeds start germinating later than others, so please be patient!
- The flowers will reach full bloom in about 3 months.
You can see all the available designs and purchase the seed cards from our e-shop or Labora Shop at Vene st. 18, Tallinn, Estonia.
Did your seed paper card not grow? It can happen – most likely because it dried out accidentally during germination. Don’t worry, just send us a photo of your (ungrown) seed paper card and we will send you a new seed paper card for free!
Are you up for some guerilla gardening? It’s good for the environment, fun and easy!
Our seedbombs are one way to go – just grab a few and throw them anywhere you feel like something green should start growing. Water them well (or wait for some rain) and watch them germinate within just a few days. Or keep them at home to closely watch the process of germination and sprouting – you can replant them into soil when the sprouts are 5-10 cm high.
We recycle paper to make our seed bombs, use environment-friendly aquarelle colours and add plenty of flax seeds.