Planting Instructions For Helen Jeanne Handmade Flower Seed Paper Greeting Cards

Planting Instructions For Helen Jeanne Handmade Flower Seed Paper Greeting Cards

Cards printed on flower seed paper make wonderful gifts that a both enjoyable and eco friendly. When planted, the paper has to be tended to to obtain the best results. The blend of seeds usually ensures that some of the seeds will flourish if tended to regardless of the growing region. The plants tolerate partial shade and need 4 hours a day of direct sunlight. Will grow to about 3'. Germination may begin as quickly as one week or may take up to six weeks depending on your regional growing zone.

If you plant this paper in a pot, or in your garden, cover with just 1/8” of soil and keep moist until established. The seeds in the paper are tiny. Some of the plants in the paper have just a 1 week germination time and some have a six week germination time. Keep watering the planting until you see sprouts, then keep watering it regularly until the plant is established. Seedlings do not have the strength to survive a brief drought.

Seeds include Snapdragon (Annual), Petunia (Annual), Beardtongue (Perennial), Daisy (Perennial), Thyme (Perennial), Poppy (Annual), Catchfly ( Biennial/Perennial ), Maiden Pinks (Perennial), Chamomile (Perennial).


Planting Instructions for flower seed paper greeting cards by Helen Jeanne Handmade.


Sample photos of the types of flowers that grow from the seeds embedded in the paper the flower seed cards are printed on.

Handmade lotka paper is made in the highlands of Nepal by rural craftspeople in an environmentally friendly process with 50% recycled content. The raw material for the paper is the Daphne bush. It is farmed and harvested from 3-4 year old plants that are cut down and stripped of their bark. The plant is not destroyed when cut down, it will grow again from the root. The cane like stick, once its bark is removed is dried and used to heat the villager’s homes, to provide fuel for cooking and also for the production of the paper. All of the water used in the paper production is reclaimed and reused. The bark is beaten by hand and boiled to break it down to a pulp (where it is mixed in with recycled pulp and paper scrap collected from the card and envelope manufacturing process) that is then pored into screens to form the sheets. These sheets are then dried in the sun. The whole process is not only earth friendly but also provides a large community with a healthy enterprise. The paper is then embedded with the flower seeds

By purchasing and using my cards, you can be assured that you and the recipient will receive enjoyment from the cards and bless many others in the process!


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