You are done burning your Growing Candle® and have your seed paper label ready to go... so now what?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get wildflowers to sprout from your label.
Things You Will Need:
1. Growing Candle® container - empty + clean.
2. Growing Candle® seed paper label - soak in water overnight.
3. Soil - enough to fill the container.
Cleaning out Growing Candle® container -
Pop out aluminum wick tab + recycle. If there is only a little bit of soy wax remaining (which will most likely be the case)*, wash container with soap and warm water. For larger amounts of leftover soy wax, use a hairdryer to melt it down, then either re-use wax for another project or throw it away.
*We work really hard to make sure our candles burn evenly, with minimal wax leftover. If you are experiencing your Growing Candles 'pillaring', make sure you are trimming your wick to 1/4" each time you light it.
Planting Your Label:
1. Fill your Growing Candle container 3/4th of the way with soil.
2. Lay pieces of the soaked seed paper label on top of the soil. Try to keep all the pieces flat and not overlapping each other.
3. Lightly cover your seed paper with a layer of more soil (1/8th"). Don't overdo it with the last bit of soil, you just want to cover the paper, not bury it.
4. Spray soil with water 2-3 times a day. You can just use a regular spray bottle, small watering can, or drizzle water over it from the faucet. Remember, the seeds + sprouts will be a little delicate so be careful not to pour the water too hard.
That's it! Let me know if this does, or doesn't make sense. We will have a video explaining the process very soon! Find more information + pictures of Growing Candle® wildflower sprouts on Instagram - @thegrowingcandle .
Oh, and here is a picture of some Black-Eyed Susan's we grew last spring.