Plantable Seed Paper & Seed Bombs
Le Jardin Perdu greeting cards, seed bombs and packaging are made from recycled paper which has wildlife friendly flower seeds embedded in it. When the seed paper or seed bombs are planted in soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind are beautiful flowers which have been carefully selected to provide a valuable source of nectar for visiting butterflies, bees, hoverflies and other insects. Included in the flower mix are;
Clarkia elegans (Farewell to Spring) – flowers June – August
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) – flowers July – October
Bellis perennis (Daisy) – flowers February – October
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum) - flowers June – September
Linaria maroccana (Toadflax) – flowers June – August
Silene (Campion) flowers March – November
Gilia (Blue thimble flower)– flowers March - September
The plantable wildflower seed paper and seed bombs have been tested and approved for sale in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
HOW TO PLANT YOUR SEED PAPER
You can plant your seed paper either in a pot/tray indoors from March onwards or direct in the ground once the last frosts have passed. For best results soak the card or seed bombs for a few hours first.
Step 1 – Prepare your pot or ground
If planting indoors, fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil and tamp down. If planting direct outdoors prepare the ground in a sunny position
Step 2 – Plant the paper
Cover the soil in your prepared pot or your ground outdoors with the plantable seed paper. It's okay if the paper overlaps. Cover with about 50mm of soil.
Step 3 – Water during germination
After planting the paper in your pot or direct in the ground water the area well. 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.
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to over water. Once sturdy seedlings appear, water only as required.
Step 4 – Admire the flowers!
HOW TO PLANT YOUR WILDFLOWER SEED BOMBS
You can grow the wildflower seed bombs outdoors from March onwards once the last signs of frost have passed.
Step 1: Soak the seed bomb
For best results soak each wildflower seed bomb thoroughly prior to planting out.
Step 2: Place the seed bomb on top of your soil
The wildflower seed bombs can be grown on the surface of a pot or direct in a flower bed in your garden. There is no need to cover the wildflower seed bomb with soil.
Step 3: Water during germination
Ensure that the wildflower seed bomb is kept moist whilst germination takes place. You want them to be damp but not swimming in water. Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the wildflower seed bombs moist but be careful not to over water. Once sturdy seedlings appear, water only as required.
Step 4 – Admire the flowers!