Wrapping paper with vegetable seeds

Wrapping paper with vegetable seeds

A Gloucestershire company has created Christmas wrapping paper that you can plant in your garden to grow vegetables. Dubbed 'Eden's paper', it is available in five 'flavours': carrot, tomato, broccoli, chilli and onion. Seeds are embedded between the layers of the paper, which is biodegradable.

Innovation agency BEAF created the paper to be entirely environmentally friendly. The wrapping paper is recycled, and uses no glue to hold its layers together. The seeds are held together between seven layers of tissue paper, which are compressed together and embossed with a layer of printed paper.

The designs on the printed paper use vegetable inks. Seeds are arranged in lines to make the paper easier to plant. Simply tear the paper into strips, plant in 1-2cm of damp soil or compost, and water for a week. Each sheet measures 45cm x 70cm and costs 5.

The project is currently being promoted on crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Anyone pledging a donation will receive wrapping paper as a reward. If the campaign hits its target of 25,000, the paper will be available to buy.

(Photo: Kickstarter)

10:54 - Thu 05/12/2013
Bron: Yahoo News

More news from HortiBiz.com

14:33 - Fri 27/03Holla Roses Fairtrade certified (HortiBiz)

13:59 - Fri 27/03GreenQ's Jilles Goedknegt moves to VB Group (HortiBiz)

13:54 - Fri 27/03US: Educational video on pollinators released (American Nurseryman)

13:52 - Fri 27/03CBI’s market strategy for Colombian flowers (FloraCulture International)

13:23 - Fri 27/03Mexico and China create air bridge (Fructidor)

13:00 - Fri 27/03Medfly prompts U.S. ban on Dominican imports (Dominican Today)

12:41 - Fri 27/03Israel: Digital cameras used for pest control (IsraelAgri)

16:56 - Thu 26/03Freeze-drying project to fight food wasting (Rappler)

16:53 - Thu 26/03GreenTech wins award with vertical greenhouse (HortiBiz)

16:50 - Thu 26/03Israeli grape tomato commercialized in Mexico (Fresh Fruit Portal)

16:46 - Thu 26/03Kenya to enhance monitoring of ag exports (GlobalPost)

16:40 - Thu 26/03Scientists to aid Indian tomato growers (The Hindu)

Items 1 to 14 out of 2015 items.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >
Subscribe to our newsletter