Brighten the world around you with seed balls! The mixture of clay and soil preserves the seeds in perfect conditions to burst into life when they are lobbed into barren areas that could do with seeding with wildflowers. On contact with rainwater the clay-and-soil mix will soften, the seeds will germinate, and within a few weeks the space will transform into a beautiful space for wildlife.
The seed balls contain marigold, cornflower, poppy, sunflower and mallow seeds. These hardy wildflowers will attract bees and butterflies, and turn neglected areas into mini nature havens.
Simply chuck them where you want them to grow. The success of the seeds will depend a bit on the soil they land on, so try to throw them somewhere that looks like it will support wild flowers if given the chance.
It’s best to launch the seed balls between March and June, when they stand the best chance of germinating and growing.
Ingredients: Clay powder, humus and soil mix (approved for organic gardening) bee-friendly organically approved seeds
What’s the difference between a seed ball and a seed bomb?
Seed balls have been a strategy for successful sowing for thousands of years. They were re-discovered and popularised by Masanobu Fukuoka as a means of protecting seeds from predators and giving them the best conditions to start growing in. Guerrilla Planting is a movement that has sprung up from people’s desire to see plants and trees in areas that don’t have them but should. This might in in abandoned urban locations or rural places that have become bereft of trees or wildflowers. As soon as you chuck a seed ball in a place that isn’t yours and you don’t (necessarily) have the landowner’s permission, it has become a seed bomb and you’ve become a guerrilla gardener!