Willsow Plantable Book - The Dill Who Foiled The Soil Snatchers


Dill’s part of an intrepid crime-fighting trio. But when a pair of dastardly onions try to steal the town’s soil, it’s up to her to save the day.

Willsow's delightful story for youngsters is printed on paper containing real dill seeds. You can have lots of fun reading the story and then grow your own dill together.

  • Overall dimensions: 18.5cm x 13.5cm x 0.4cm
  • Approximately 500 dill seeds per book
  • Paper made from post-consumer waste, recycled waste
  • Binding hand-stitched with 100% natural cotton
  • Vegetable-based inks
  • Non-genetically modified seeds
  • Made in Leicester, England

As a fledgling business founded on the principles of friendliness, dependability and simplicity, we aim to deal with your order gracefully and efficiently so that you can devote your time to more important things. 

Our aim is to process your order within 24 hours of receipt and we expect it to arrive within 3-5 working days under normal circumstances.

Deliveries cost £3 for small, slim items that will slip into an envelope.

Most other deliveries cost £6 for any number of items, so don’t hold back!

Where age verification is required, a special service costing £10 is what we use to keep us all safe and sound.

Deliveries to far-flung UK locations may incur an additional charge.

Should you need to return an item, drop us a line at within 14 days of receiving your purchase, providing your name, order number and the reason for your return. We will let you know how to return your item.

Please visit our Delivery & Returns page for more information.

When you're ready, it’s simple to grow your seeds. Place a page on the surface of well-raked soil. Add a sprinkling of fine soil or compost over the top and give the area a good drink every day. For best results, make sure the seeds get plenty of sunshine. If you haven’t got access to a garden, Willsow seed paper can be planted indoors in pots, as long as there's plenty of daylight and water.

Each book contains detailed growing instructions.

For best germination results, seed books should be planted within 2 years. They will still grow beyond that but germination rates will decline. Store the book in a cool, dry place to preserve the seeds for as long as possible. It's best not to hang around and get planting as soon as possible. Spring is generally a good time.

Advice and Inspiration

Brand Focus


When Tom Willday discovered that you could make business cards from seed paper and grow a flower or plant from that card, he knew there was potential to do more. Eventually, he had the idea of making a children’s book that you could plant, bringing to life its main character. 

Tom is part of a family printing company that has been going strong for 76 years. With all the facilities in place to create a book, and with support from TV Dragon Sara Davies, his pipedream is now a reality. Willsow's mission is to get books into the hands of youngsters and children back into the garden learning, growing and getting the chance to meet their favourite characters.



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