Honeybum Seed Cards
Planting a pollinator garden helps honey bees immensely. Bees rely on the nectar and pollen from nearby flowers for their survival; when flowers are scarce, bees can starve. By planting a pollinator garden, you're ensuring that bees have a source of food year round -- just be sure your garden is pesticide free.
Unless you have particular bee allergies, don't be afraid of attracting pollinators to your property. The "bees" that give most people trouble — yellow jackets, wasps and hornets — aren't true bees, they're relatives. They're carnivores, and won't be attracted to your plants.
Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is made with post-consumer materials (no trees harmed for this paper!) and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is beautiful wildflowers ready to be pollinated, with no waste!
How To Plant Plantable Paper
- a pot, or sunny spot with soil
- plantable paper
STEP 1 - FIND YOUR LOCATION
Find a sunny location outside that has an area to cover with a little bit of dirt. Even if you live in a city, you can make it work! We live in Los Angeles, and love to scatter our seeds in the nearby park, parking area by work, and in our apartment complex surroundings. If you have a pot and soil that works even better. Just make sure to place the pot outside where it will receive an adequate amount of sunshine :)
STEP 2 - PLANT THE PAPER
Take your plantable paper and cover with soil. It's okay if the paper overlaps. For maximum results, 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 location, 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, if you are able to, keep the paper moist at all times. The water is necessary for germination. If not, you can trust the power of nature to provide the rain the seeds need to grow.
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. Here's what the pot looks like after planting a card:
STEP 5 - ENJOY
Once the flowers start to blossom, enjoy them and watch the bees come by to pollinate.
Flowers In Plantable Paper
Our plantable paper is embedded with wildflower seeds. When you plant our paper in a pot of soil, the paper will grow into colorful wildflowers. We have many products made with a wildflower seed plantable paper which contains the following flowers:
- Bird's Eye
- Black Eyed Susan
- Sweet Alyssum
- English Daisy
- Snap Dragon
We recommend that those who want to help bees go to their local flower societies or flower supply stores to see which flowers are most needed in their area.
To learn more about our supplier, please refer to: Botanical PaperWorks