Growing paper, also called flowering paper or seed paper, allows our message to blossom. But the seeds do not bloom by itself. The right circumstances and a little patience is crucial.
Step 1. Moisten your growing paper
First, thoroughly wet the growing paper. And we mean really wet! Only then will the paper dissolve properly which allows the seeds to germinate.
Step 2. Place your growing paper on the soil
Place the growing paper inside in a pot or outside on a balcony or in the garden on the earth. Preferably use sowing soil or potting soil for the vegetable garden. The best time to plant outside is from mid-May to October. Indoors in a pot is possible all year round.
Step 3. Cover your growing paper with a thin layer of soil
Cover the growing paper with about 1 to max 1.5 cm of soil. This way the seeds get enough nutrients, protection and sun light to germinate. If you cover the paper under a layer of soil that is too thick, the seeds will germinate less quickly or not at all.
Step 4. Water, water and water
Certainly in the beginning we advise to give some water every day, so that the paper remains moist. It is best to use a sprayer with a soft head so that the paper gets the same amount of water everywhere. A watering can or a cup without a nozzle can prevent the paper from getting evenly wet and the seeds from sprouting equally.
Step 5. Sun, warmth and lots of love
In addition, provide a light and warm place. Be careful with a spot in full sun, especially in summer. Then your paper can dry out and the seeds will not germinate. Now you have to be patient! The first plants germinate within a week. Continue to give your plants a lot of love and attention even after germination. You can now give a little less water than in the first week.