Grow your friendship with a SowSweet Birthday card containing seeds to plant some flowers!
To start you'll need:
- A pot, or a spot in the earth
- Good potting soil
- A piece of a SowSweet greeting card or the whole thing!
STEP 1 - PREPARE YOUR POT
Fill your pot 2/3 full with good potting soil. Tap down the soil and add more if necessary. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed. The paper can be planted indoors or outside!
STEP 2 - PLANT THE PAPER
Take your plantable paper and cover the soil in the prepared pot with the paper. It's okay if the paper overlaps. Spread a 1/8 inch layer of soil over the plantable paper pieces and tamp down gently.
STEP 3 - WATER DURING GERMINATION
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 - CARE AFTER GERMINATION
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 THE FLOWERS
As with anything in life, nothing is guaranteed! If the flowers start to blossom, enjoy them in the pot or cut them and place in a decorative vase.