How to grow wildflowers by planting your dust cover
Our dust covers are a special eco paper made from recycled paper waste embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant the dust cover in a pot of soil or outside in a garden, the seeds in the paper germinate and grow into flowers. The paper itself will biodegrade and no waste will be left behind. Only flowers to benefit the Earth!
The wildflower seed blend includes Catchfly, Sweet Alyssum, Snapdragon, Bird’s Eye, Black Eyed Susan, and Clarkia.
Below is a step-by-step guide to planting your dust cover to grow wild flowers you can enjoy!
Step 1: Prepare your pot
Pick a pot with good drainage and fill it with good potting soil. Tamp down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full at 2/3 of the way, 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 (it is not recommend to plant outside during extreme weather conditions).
Step 2: Plant the Paper
Take your seeded dust cover and plant in the soil in the prepared pot. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the seeded paper pieces and tamp down gently on top.
Step 3: Water
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: Caring for your growing flowers
Once sprouts appear, continue to keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Once the flowers start to bloom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase! Make sure to snap a picture and tag us on social media! We'll send you a special discount code to use towards your future purchase if you do.
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