City Street Garden – Reclaimed with Seed Bombs
July 19th, 2012 | Gardens, Photo Galleries, calendula, crimson blessing, crimson clover, echinachea, guerilla garden, guerrilla garden, permaculture, seed balls, seed bombs, spiderweb, street, sunflower, urban
This is a project I have been working on for a couple years now. After few failed guerrilla garden attempts at various places around the city I found a good spot for a garden. The first year I put in a couple beds, the second year I put in three more and used them as experimental plots to test out a few combinations of seeds in seed ball form to find out which was a good mix for depleted urban soil that is rocky, packed and sterile.
My favorite is a mixture of crimson clover, diakon and sunflowers which I have posted the recipe for here. Since my garden is by a couple very busy roads I mostly plant wildflowers and herbs. I have had a few plants stolen from my garden so there is no point trying to get too fancy with it!
This year I have a wonderful variety of herbs that have come up mostly on their own, so the garden seems well on its way to being self-sustainable. Most of what I do is to water it and add any leaves, grass cuttings, etc I find around the neighborhood into the garden to help nourish the soil.