What are Seed Plantable Cards and How They are Made 

Seed paper can be a good option if you’re looking for an environmentally responsible medium for your greeting cards this year. After all, recycled paper, which you can use to turn your love notes into lovely wildflowers, has the potential to be a very unique gift. Get all details about the plantable cards in this guide. 

What are Plantable Seed Cards? 

Seed papers are manufactured from recycled paper that contains floral, vegetable, and tree seeds. Seed papers reduce the environmental effect of traditional single-use paper goods by integrating seeds into recycled paper fibres. These papers won’t even end up in landfills if it’s handled correctly; instead, they’ll be planted!

Seed paper is comparable to a popular guerilla gardening method, and it wasn’t always only a creative and eco-friendly present idea.

Guerilla gardening is the practice of secretly planting objects to bring vegetation and fresh development to an area. 

Where Can You Get Plantable Seed Papers? 

Seed paper is available from a number of specialty stores. From plantable Thank You cards to Christmas Cards, you can purchase the cards from these stores. Moreover, you can look for customer service to make the greeting cards look extraordinary. However, ensure you seek assistance from the right vendor or store. 

As seed paper has risen in popularity, you can now get it in massive retail stores and online, though it’s more challenging to confirm that the selections available at these multi-national chains or sites are appropriate for your location and don’t contain invasive species. In such cases, you can check out the customer reviews

How are these Papers Made? 

Seed paper is rather simple to create at home if you like DIY options. Seed paper made at home has a far lower carbon footprint than store-bought alternatives because it doesn’t require any supply chain logistics or transportation.

You’ll need the following things to manufacture your own seed paper:

  • 1 cup paper ( used scrap paper or any compostable paper* destined for the recycling bin)
  • 2 quarts water
  • a food processor
  • One tablespoon seeds
  • A kitchen strainer or a mesh screen

When selecting reused paper items to add to your seed paper, look for paper that may also be composted. Most paper will work, although “shiny” or “glossy” paper, such as junk mail and magazines, should be avoided. This glossy substance is also commonly found on cereal and cracker boxes. While shiny & glossy paper can be recycled, it is not compostable and will not break down adequately once planted, making it unsuitable for DIY seed paper.

1: Rip your paper into tiny pieces and combine with water in the blender. You can choose the exact amount of paper and water to use, but the water should be more than the amount of paper.

2: Combine the water and the paper in a blender.

3: Mix in the seeds with the mixer turned off.

4: Fill your strainer halfway with the mixture and spread it out.

5: If you’re using a mesh screen, spread the mixture out thinly across the screen until it’s totally dry.

6: Put as much liquid as possible using a kitchen filter and put the mixture onto a dish towel to dry.

7: After detaching the seed paper combination, immediately rinse and clean your blender. Cleaning the blender can be a nasty and time-consuming task, especially if the paper bits are allowed to dry inside the blender. A quick wash could save you a lot of time and aggravation.

The process can be time-consuming for some people. Hence, it’s better to look for ready made plantable greeting cards and make the receiver happy.