Wildflower seed balls – pack of 8

£5.99

Seed balls are a great way of rejuvenating barren spaces that have the potential to support wildflowers. Nature is pretty good at colonising unused spaces but sometimes needs a helping hand. Seeds need to be distributed by wind or wildlife from other nearby localities. If there isn’t an easy route in for wildflower seeds then we can help things along. Protecting seeds in seed balls means they are more likely to stay put until the right conditions for germination. The mixture of clay and humus will give the germinating seed enough soil to give the roots purchase, and protect the seeds from predators like mice and voles. And it’s fun! Find your inner guerrilla with these seed bombs! Chuck them wherever you see the need for seed.

This pack contains 8 balls, each of which contains a number and mixture of seeds, so each one will produce a little cluster of wildflowers.

This pack is sealed in FSC certified If You Care greaseproof paper wrapped in natural jute. The card label is tied on with jute twine. It’s a worthy qualifier for Plastic Free Present status.

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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!

wildflower seed balls in a line