Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

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Planting Guides

Seed Paper Planting Guides

These are 100% recycled paper cards that you can include with your seed paper purchase. These are a light weight paper stock with print on one side. The cards measure 2" x 3.5".

Clicking on each of these images will download a PDF print at home version for free!

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Set of 10 Planting Instructions - $2.00
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Set of 10 Planting Instructions (version 2) - $2.00
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Set of 10 Double sided (Planting Instructions on front, Seed List on back) - $3.00
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These cards measure 1.75" x 1.75" - Set of 10 double sided scalloped edge Seed List and planting guide - $3
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Set of 24 Square glassine sleeves 2.75" x 2.75" with guides - $9.00
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Set of 24 Rectangle glassine sleeves 2.75" x 3.75" with guides - $9.00
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Planting Instructions 3x5 card

How do we ensure a successful planting?

It can be tough to nurse the live seeds through germination into fully grown plants and because of these common challenges, we do not offer a guarantee that every customer will be successful in this process.  There are too many factors that come into play and too much that can go wrong for us to take the responsibility of elements that we cannot control, like soil temperature and acidity, watering, sunlight and planting depth.  We have very rigid testing and handling protocol to ensure that every batch of paper made here contains enough viable seeds for each item that we sell to have the potential for growth.

For your own piece of mind we recommend that you do the following; take a small piece (quarter size or bigger) of our made in the USA paper (larger is recommended for made in Nepal stock), place it into an airtight zip lock plastic sandwich bag, place a table spoon of water (or enough to fully saturate the paper) in the bag and then seal the bag and trap a bit of air inside it so it forms a bubble to keep both sides of the bag from touching.  If you do this in a room that is has an ambient temperature of at least 72 degrees and allow the bag to be touched by sunlight for a few hours each day. You will see evidence of the seeds growth within 10 days time. Once you see the sprouts roots searching for soil, transfer the paper from the bag into a pot (or garden) with a light covering of soil and continue nursing the seedlings along by daily watering.

We have been making seeded paper goods for almost 20 years and are confident that every piece of paper that goes out our doors has the potential for growth.


View our (ongoing) 2018 test here: Seed Paper Sprouting Guidance



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