Watch Your Flowers Bloom and Grow, As Your Family Does Too!
Thanks for attending the Mamas and Chicks Show! I hope you had a chance to check out my booth and have photos taken of your little one(s)! You’ve probably figured out that the little piece of paper that directed you here contains seeds – you can plant it and grow beautiful wild flowers!
I figured it would be a great project to do with your kids this time of year, though I recommend planting it in a flower pot, unless you want your gardens full of wild flowers, then by all means, go ahead! Follow the instructions below for best results:
How To Plant Plantable Paper
- a pot for planting
- some good potting soil
- plantable paper
- a sunny corner
Step 1 – 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!).
Step 2 – Plant the paper
Take your plantable paper and tear it into small pieces, about 1 inch. Cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/2 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.
Step 3 – 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.
Step 4 – Care after germination
On 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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