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I want to make my own seeded paper, does anyone recommend through experience what types of seed are most likely to germinate, and should I use a limited heat source to dry the paper?
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,566
    I don't understand the question. What do you mean by seeded paper?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,747
    Glad you replied @Fairygirl, I thought it was just me and the accelerated ageing process. 
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    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,493
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Seeded paper is available commercially, it is pulped paper similar to blotting paper and has various varieties if seed in it, often wild flower or mixed herb...I thought I'd give both the paper and seeding a go...and I wondered if anyone else had done the same... 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,493
    Why not just sprinkle your wild flower seeds in your ground? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,566
    @Lyn has nailed it. I can't see the purpose of making a paper when you can just sow the seed direct.
    It would be different if you didn't want to buy various packets of seed that you might not use, but if you already have the seed, it's simple to just do as nature does  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,990
    Maybe it’s to give as presents?  It’s that time of year 🎁 🎄 
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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,025
    I made seeded paper years ago and then made it into cards to send for birthdays etc. I would assume that this is what @howardnewlands1 intends to do. The biggest problem I had if I remember rightly, was getting the sheets of an even thickness. I just used the common and garden seeds like poppies, nigella, foxgloves, night scented stock etc. Anything that had a small seed. 

    You could buy seeded paper in the States then - don't know if it is available over here now. I did try to track some down 10 years ago for wedding invitations which I was making but could not find any here. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,025
    And I left the paper to dry naturally (or I may have put it in the greenhouse - can't remember now). 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Thanks hogweed, I have seen the paper used on invites and present tags and wanted to do the same.....but didn't want to produce something that would disappoint on the growing front...

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