Step-by-step plan for planting your tag!

Give the bees and butterflies a helping hand with these wildflower seeds. It is a mix of Snapdragons, Godetia, Gypsum, Iceflowers, Virginian Stock, Poppies, Alyssum and Chinese Carnation. The best time to sow in the garden is between April and May. Sowing indoors is possible from mid-April, after which they should go outside in mid-May. Bees and butterflies have a hard time in the Netherlands. More and more wild flowers are disappearing while bees are extremely important for pollinating and fertilizing flowers and plants.

Growing paper, also called bloom paper or seed paper, allows your tags to bloom. But the seeds don't just blossom. It takes the right conditions and a little patience.

Step 1. Moisten your growing paper
First wet the growing paper thoroughly. And we mean really wet! Only then the the paper can dissolve properly so that the seeds can germinate.

Step 2. Place your growing paper on the soil
Place the growing paper in a pot inside or outside on a balcony or in the garden on the soil. Preferably use seed or potting soil. The best time for planting outside is from mid-May to October. Indoors in a pot can be done all year round. See below for the best sowing times for the specific seeds in our growing paper.

Step 3. Cover your growing paper with a thin layer of soil
Cover the growing paper with a few mm of soil. This way the seeds get enough nutrients, protection and light to germinate. If you cover the paper under too thick a layer of soil, the seeds will germinate less quickly, or not at all.

Step 4. Water, water and more water
At least in the beginning, give some water everyday, so that the paper stays moist. It is best to use a sprinkler with a soft head so that the paper gets the same amount of water everywhere. A watering can or a cup without a sprinkler head can cause the paper to not get wet evenly and not all of the seeds to emerge equally.

Step 5. Sun, warmth and lots of love
In addition, make sure you have a bright and warm spot. Be careful with a spot in full sunlight, especially in summer. Then your paper can dry out and the seeds will not germinate. Now you have to be patient! Within a week the first plants will germinate. Keep giving your plants lots of love and attention even after germination. You may give less water than in the first week.