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How do I put seeds in paper? Will they grow?

Seeds can be added to pulp for paper making. Add seeds after blending and before forming sheets.  Large, flat seeds are easiest to embed.

A seed consultant suggests that most hardy seeds are good candidates for making plant-able paper. He recommends cosmos, marigold, calendula, poppies, cornflower and cosmos.  Iron drying sheets with these seeds embedded is safe in his opinion.

Whether planted paper will bloom and grow depends on many factors, including seed quality, paper thickness, and planting conditions, but brief exposure to water during paper making will not cause germination.

Seed paper covered with a thin layer of dirt, plus warmth, water and sunshine will, hopefully, bring on sprouts.

Good luck!

Arnold Grummer

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