Make Your Own Seed Bombs!
May 22nd, 2011 | D.I.Y., Grow Your Own, clay, farm, Fukuoka, garden, grow your own, guerilla, guerrilla, plant, seed balls, spring, urban, Vancouver
It’s that time of year to seed bomb the city! I found this basic recipe for seed balls on Heavy Petal, last year and it works great:
- 5 parts dry red clay*
- 3 parts dry organic compost
- 1 part seed**
- 1 – 2 parts water
We used a 16oz. plastic cup as a measure, which made enough for approximately 300 seedballs. After mixing together all the dry ingredients, we added enough water to form a mix that held together without crumbling but wasn’t so wet that it wouldn’t roll into balls. Pinching off small bits of the lovely mud, we rolled penny-sized balls and set them in trays. They will sit on my windowsill for three or four days until completely dry.