Seed Bombs – “Throw and Grow”
A seed bomb is a ball made up of a combination of clay, earth, seeds and water. The clay earth mixture protects the delicate seeds from seed eaters, harsh weather events and promotes favourable conditions for germination. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬. 𝐒𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐞, 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬. 𝐀𝐥𝐬𝐨, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐤𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬, 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. Making seed bombs is a fun and exciting way of planting.
- Air dry clay
- Potting soil
- Place five handfuls of potting soil to three handfuls of air-dry clay into a bowl
- Gradually add water and mix using hands until a sticky consistency is achieved
- Add a handful of seeds and mix well
- Roll mixture into small balls and leave out to dry in the sunshine
- Scatter on the ground and watch them germinate and grow
- Germination should occur within 14 – 28 days depending on weather conditions.
Click on the link to watch the video on how to make seed bombs.