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Take a look at our frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS PLANTABLE SEED PAPER?2020-12-20T15:23:59+00:00

Plantable seed paper is special handmade paper embedded with real vegetable seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, vegetables will grow from the paper, amazing right!

Please note that because our paper is made by hand, there may be a slight variation in the thickness from sheet to sheet. Due to the post-consumer waste fiber content, a slight variation in the shade of the paper may also occur.

HOW DO I GROW MY OWN VEGETABLES FROM YOUR BOOK?2020-12-20T15:24:19+00:00

It’s really simple, place your page on soil that is slightly compressed, but not too hard-packed. Add roughly 2cm of soil on top of the paper and give it a good drink of water every day. For best results, make sure it gets plenty of sunshine.

This process will vary slightly, depending on the vegetable, so make sure you read the inside back page of each book for specific instructions.

WHERE IS THE WILLSOW SEED BOOK MADE?2020-12-20T15:24:39+00:00

The books are made right here in Leicester, England. Tom, the founder of Willsow is the fourth generation to run their family printing company Willday Printers, which has been going strong for 76 years. With a printing background and all the facilities, in place to create a book, it meant he could turn a pipedream into a reality.

HOW SOON SHOULD WE PLANT A PAGE AFTER WE BUY A BOOK?2020-12-20T15:24:58+00:00

For best germination results, seed books should be planted within 2 years. It will still grow beyond that, but the germination rates will decline after that period. Store our books in a cool, dry place, to preserve the germination rates as long as possible. But let’s not hang around, let’s get our hands dirty and get planting!

WHAT IS OUR SEED PAPER BOOK MADE FROM?2020-12-20T15:25:36+00:00

The paper we use is 100% recycled from a variety of sources such as schools and business to help save trees and reduce waste sent to landfills.

Plus, instead of using a toxic glue and metal staples, our pages are stitched together using 100% Natural cotton.

WHAT INKS DO WE USE WITH THE WILLSOW BOOKS?2020-12-20T15:25:56+00:00

The inks we use are vegetable-based and Eco-UV based and fully biodegradable.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT THE PAPER?2020-12-20T15:26:13+00:00

This will vary depending on the vegetable and each book comes with specific instructions, but a good rule of thumb is that Spring when it’s a bit warmer, is the best time to plant if you live in an area where the ground does not freeze at that time of year.

If you haven’t got access to a garden, Willsow seed paper can be planted indoors in pots, as long as you ensure they get plenty of daylight and water.

ARE THE SEEDS SAFE FOR PLANTING?2020-12-20T15:26:32+00:00

Yes, Willsow only use seeds that are tested and certified for planting in the UK, the US, EU, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries worldwide.

ARE THE SEEDS IN THE PAPER NON-GMO?2020-12-20T15:26:50+00:00

Yes, Willsow seed paper only contains seeds that are of the highest quality. All the seeds we use are NON-GMO (non genetically modified organism).

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